How to Get Your Guests to Actually Use Your Baby Shower Registry

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 | Comments Off on How to Get Your Guests to Actually Use Your Baby Shower Registry

How to Get Your Guests to Actually Use The Baby Shower Registry

 

Planning your baby shower can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Let’s face it, a huge part of a shower is letting family and friends take part in the fun of preparing for the new baby. But as we know, it’s very expensive to purchase all that’s needed for the bundle of joy on the way. While it’s fun dreaming about all the adorable outfits and baby booties you’ll surely get, the fact is—gearing up for baby is way more than that.

So, since many people enjoy showering moms-to-be with baby clothes, how can you get your guests to actually use your baby shower registry?

► One great way is to get your baby shower planner onboard. This may be your best friend, sister, mother, in laws, or whoever is helping you with the big event. Have them organize ‘big ticket item’ teams among the close family and friends on your guest list. This way you’re sure to get necessary items like the car seat, crib, stroller, high chair, crib bedding collection, etc.

 

How to Get Your Guests to Actually Use The Baby Shower Registry

Tip: Organize groups interested in ‘going in on’ big ticket items like your complete baby bedding collection!

 

► Another way to nudge your guests over to the baby shower registry is to make sure you include a variety of items to fit different budget sizes. If your registry only includes expensive items, the folks that are on a tight budget will be forced to wander off on their own to find a gift that they can afford. It’s not likely to be what you want, or need. Make sure to include things in the $10 to $20 range. Think about including items costing between $25 and $50 for your close friends who may want to spend a bit more on baby. Finally, make sure to include all of your big ticket items. You never know, with some guests like Aunt Marie or Grandma; the sky’s the limit!

► Some moms-to-be make the mistake of registering at only one store. This really limits your guests, and it’s one of the common reasons why some baby shower attendees end up not using your registry. Some may feel that it’s not convenient, that your chosen store may be too expensive, or any number of other reasons. How about considering the use of a Universal Baby Shower Registry? You can add products to your registry list from any store, anywhere. This is a great way to include your out of town guests who wish to shop for baby items online. That way all of your guests have more choices available to them. Also, with a Universal Baby Shower Registry, you can create separate gift registries for your office shower, for relatives, for friends, and for neighbors!

Do you have more tips or feedback on how you were able to get your guests to shop from your baby shower registry? I’m sure some of our Baby’s Own Room first time moms could use the tips, and we’d love to hear from you!

 

Baby’s Own Room Quick Tip: Gearing up for baby can be an expensive undertaking. Although many moms-to-be are blessed with gifts from friends and family to defray these costs–the fact remains that baby items can be costly. Thank goodness for baby showers! Make it easy on your guests by providing them with an organized and convenient Universal Baby Shower Registry. 

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