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The Target wedding registry is a great option for future newlyweds looking to make things easier. Target lets you streamline all the little details before your big day, while also giving you some additional savings.
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How to set up your Target wedding registry
Before you get started, you gotta download the Target registry app. This is the easiest way to keep track of your registry list, but you also have the option of setting up your registry in-store or on Target.com.
Use the Target registry app to scan your registry items in store.
No need to use an old school scanner gun to scan everything you want from Target on your registry. (Though you can if you want to.)
Instead, you can just open the app and choose the “scan” option at the bottom to open the barcode scanner.
Use the checklist to add items to your registry online.
You totes don’t have to go in-store if you don’t want to. You can set up your Target wedding registry completely online, and Target makes it easy with its wedding registry checklist and categories.
For example, in the app, you’ll be prompted to pick certain items up for your kitchen, like cookware sets, measuring tools, utensils, etc.
Other categories on the Target wedding registry checklist include:
- Dining and entertaining
- Home essentials
- Home decor
- Outdoor living
- Games and activities
Flag your most-wanted gifts.
Target gives you an option to mark certain gifts as ‘Most Wanted.’ They’ll be marked with a yellow flag for your guests. These gifts are more likely to actually be purchased than the others, so make sure to use this feature for items you really want.
Also be sure to use this feature sparingly. If everything’s marked ‘Most Wanted,’ it kind of defeats the point.
Target’s wedding registry is universal.
Universal registry just means you can add items from other store’s websites. So if you fell in love with a set of wine glasses, but they’re not available at Target, you can still add them to your Target wedding registry using the app or website.
Add cash as an item on your registry.
Let’s be real: The biggest thing a lot of newlyweds need is cold, hard cash.
But it can be an awkward ask. When I got married, my husband and I used Honeyfund to register for our honeymoon. In all actuality, we had already paid for the honeymoon. But by using Honeyfund to register for things like cash for ‘plane tickets’ and ‘drinks on the beach,’ we were able to recoup some of those costs thanks to our guests’ generosity.
Target allows you to list your Honeyfund on your Target wedding registry, which is a big plus for couples who could use the cashflow.
Target’s wedding registry allows group gifting.
Tell your friends at the office! The Target wedding registry makes it easy-ish for a group of people to all contribute towards one gift with the in-app or on-your-PC group gifting tool. That way no one has to pool cash – they can all just pay their part online.
TIP: This feature is on automatically for any item you register for that’s over $100.
The first guest starts with an electronic gift card invite via email or text to everyone who’s contributing. Then, people will contribute their share of the money until the gift card is fully funded. Finally, the gift card will be sent to you on your big day, along with any notes or messages your guests may have attached. You can then use the gift card to purchase the indicated item.
You might get a bonus gift offer.
Sometimes, manufacturers will partner with Target to issue bonus gift offers. So maybe someone bought you a crockpot, and when they purchased the crock pot, there was a bonus offer of two Mr. & Mrs. coffee mugs.
This can’t really be planned for, but it’s a nice little extra if you get it.
The best way to share your Target registry with guests.
Target makes syncing your registry with your wedding page easy.
For example, if you sign up for Target registry through The Knot, you can sync the accounts to streamline your registry process. This way, anything you add to your Target registry will be automatically added to your wedding page.
You can still add items to your Target wedding registry after the big day.
This is a particularly big deal when you consider the next point.
Use the 15% off Target wedding registry completion coupon twice.
The week of your wedding, Target will email you a 15% off coupon that’s also available in the app. The coupon can be used twice: once online and once in store, and can be applied to an entire order as long as everything you’re purchasing is in your registry.
The coupon expires six months after your wedding day.
TIP: Uness you’re a Prime member and are truly completing your registry in one fell swoop, Target’s offer is better than the Amazon wedding registry completion coupon. Amazon only gives 20% off to Prime members. Non-prime members only get 10% off, and either way the Amazon coupon can only be used once.
You can’t use the coupon on everything at Target.
Unfortunately, there’s still a list of things you can’t use the coupon on after your wedding. This includes:
- PlayStation consoles and accessories
- Xbox consoles and accessories
- DSLR cameras and lenses
- Sony electronics
- Nintendo consoles and games
- Target gift cards
- Prepaid cards
- Samsung TVs
- Facebook Oculus and Portal
Combine with your RedCard for an additional 5% off.
Return anything in your registry within a year without receipts.
But items on your registry? You’ve got an entire year from your wedding day to make these returns. No need for receipts, either – all the proof is in your account.