You’ve announced your engagement, picked a venue, and you’re beginning to iron out the little details that will make your day unforgettable. However, now that your guests are RSVP-ing, they’ll want to know what kind of gifts you wish to have as you and your partner get started in your new life together. To make things a little simpler for everyone, you may decide to sign up for a wedding registry, complete with items that your friends and family can buy on your behalf.
While it’s probably tempting to focus on all the fun things that you’d like to have in your home, there are some other bedroom essentials that might be worth pursuing first. Here are 5 bedroom items that make good sense to include in your wedding registry list.
You can never have too many sheets. If you have a specific colour or design in mind, make sure that you’ve made a note of it when you’re filling out your registry. You can also allow your guests to choose between buying you some more affordable versions of the sheets you like, and more luxurious options with rich breathable fabric. Try to stick to natural materials like cotton and bamboo where you can, as this will help to keep your bed cool when you’re sleeping, so you’re less likely to wake up.
Choosing a pillow can be a difficult task at the best of times. However, you could always take some of the stress off your shoulders (head and neck) by asking your friends and family to buy pillows for you. Ideally, you’ll need at least a basic idea of the kind of pillows you’re going to need when you complete your registry. Remember, memory foam pillows are quite firm, while down and feather are quite soft. If you’re a side sleeper, opt for something firmer to keep your neck supported. This resource can help you find more info about pillows.
Even if you already have a comforter at home, it pays to have another one available just in case. An extra down comforter will be something that you and your new spouse can snuggle under when the weather gets cold during the winter. At the same time, having extra bedding in the house means that you’re always prepared when unexpected visitors come over. Avoid anything synthetic that will trap too much heat.
Find that you’re always getting distracted by the noise of traffic outside your home? Maybe you don’t want to listen to your neighbours arguing when you’re trying to enjoy newly wedded bliss. Whatever the reason, a white noise machine can help you to block out the annoying noises around you, so that you can drift off into a peaceful slumber without any pesky distractions. That way, you can make sure that you both get your beauty sleep. Of course, earplugs may still be necessary if your new spouse snores!
Finally, it’s easy for a bedroom to start smelling bad after a while, particularly when it’s warm, and you don’t have time to change the sheets constantly. Unfortunately, that smell can keep you awake when you’re desperately trying to get a good nights’ sleep. Try asking your friends and family for linen sprays, air fresheners and fancy candles that you can use to spruce up your home and give your bedroom the fresh smell you love. You’ll still need to change your sheets as frequently as you can, but you won’t notice the smells in between changes as often.