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FAL-WIN 2014

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8 Fa l l | W i n t e r B R I DE { ASK z EXPERTS } Q Where should I set up registries? "Always have a household registry — your linens and towels — at a depart- ment store. Then, you may want to register at a specialty store for the fner gifts, like china. A lot of modern couples are also registering at places like Home Depot and Lowe's. This can be a great option for guests of the groom." At how many stores should I register? "It depends on where you're from. If the bride and groom are from two diferent cities, defnitely register in both. Most people like to shop where they're from." What's your best piece of advice when it comes to setting up wedding registries? "I always tell people to register for the fne china. When you're 20 you don't think you'll ever use it. But, some day, you're going to have Christmas and Thanksgiving at your house, and you won't want to use the cracked, chipped dishes. Now is the time to get it. The china doesn't have to be fancy, just something diferent to use for special occasions." Should I bring my fancé to set up our registry "That's a good question! If he's going to be interested, defnitely. If you have to drag him there, it won't be a fun ex- perience. There are plenty of grooms who get into it, but if not, bring your mother or a close friend. You want someone who will get excited for you! But, I've also had grooms come in by themselves without their brides. It goes both ways." When should I start registering? "You should defnitely have your reg- istry done in time for guests to shop for the shower and engagement party. It also depends on what time your invitations go out. However, it's never too early. Your family can get things for Christmas and birthday presents down the road." What's considered too expensive for a gift? "That's a hard question. It really depends on your wedding and your guests, as well as the situation. I have some brides come in who are very frugal, and others who see their wedding as the one time to splurge. That being said, it's important to know your guests; you don't want to make anyone uncomfortable if they can't aford a gift on your list. Make sure to have across-the-board price points! Go from the most afordable — something your friends would be able to get you — to the more expensive, as your grandmother or godmother might want to spend more to get you that something special." Is it better to set up the registry in-store, or can I just do everything online? "You can do it online, but it's not the same. Go into the store so you can see it, touch it, feel it, see how it looks with everything else. It's like looking for a house: You can look at pictures online, but it won't be the same as when you go in person. Looking online is a great starting point, but defnitely see it in person before you make your fnal decision." It's like looking for a house: You can look at pictures online, but it won't be the same as when you go in person. It's important to know your guests; you don't want to make anyone uncomfortable if they can't aord a gift on your list. Anne Luvisi registry Manager of Dolfnger's, which has been importing European china and crystal to Louisville since 1863. Luvisi has been registering brides and buying china for 33 years. PRICELESS 1-45 edit.indd 8 6/16/14 3:47 PM

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