This Just In: The Latest Trend in Bridal Registries Makes Narrowing Down Options a Cinch

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When it comes to your wedding registry, some things you have to see to believe. In other words, although you may want a sofa, love seat, arm chair, ottoman, and coffee table to fit into your living room, you have to see the layout of the room to believe that, unfortunately, it's not big enough. Enter the next big thing in bridal registry trends: Blueprint Registry. Using their unique system, you can create a visual layout for your home based on the square footage and number of rooms. This way, you only register for the things you need (and have room for).

Get Suggestions on QuantityIf you live in a 500 square foot apartment, chances are you won't be hosting a sit-down dinner party for 20 guests anytime in the near future. Blueprint Registry knows this. That's why for the items you'd typically buy in multiples (think flatware, wine glasses, and china), it'll give you suggestions for how many of each you need based on the size of your home. But these aren't set in stone–if you really want to register for 20 crystal champagne flutes (hey, no judgement here!), you can change the quantity in a pinch.

Blueprint Registry

Make Something a Group GiftFor any item you register for, choose how many people can go in on it, easily making anything a group gift. The website does the rest, dividing up the cost and allowing guests to pay for a portion of a gift instead of the whole thing.

Register for a Gift from AnywhereWith Blueprint, you can easily register for gifts from their vendors, which include Amazon, Williams-Sonoma, and Crate & Barrel. But for those websites that aren't a vendor, you can use Blueprint's "Add to Blueprint" browser button (kind of like the Pinterest "Pin It" button), so you can easily add gifts from anywhere. Goodbye, multiple registries!

Don't Forget to Say Thank YouWhen the toasts have been made, the party is over, and you've returned from your honeymoon, Blueprint is still there for you. Two weeks after your wedding, you'll receive an email with a list of who gave you what gift, making writing thank you notes a breeze.

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