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Making your wedding registry seems simple enough. Create your account on The Knot, add awesome gifts to your wish list, watch said gifts appear on your doorstep, send out thank-you cards within three months after your wedding, and never visit your registry page again, right? It’s the formula most—if not all—couples follow. Registering for gifts is an essential task on your wedding planning checklist, because guests want to shower you with love as you embark on a new life milestone. But we’ll let you in on a secret: There’s one very important registry step people always forget, and it comes after the wedding day.

Once you’re married, your registry actually changes from a wishlist to a shopping list. The Knot Registry Store offers a unique registry completion discount that lets you purchase any remaining gifts on your list at a fraction of the cost—so if you *really* wanted that gourmet pasta maker, you can buy it yourself for less than its original price.

Since this registry completion discount is one of the most underrated perks offered by The Knot, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide explaining how it works and why you *need* to take advantage of it.

What is a Registry Completion Discount?

Many registry services offer a completion discount, which allows couples to buy remaining gifts off their registry after the wedding date for a lower price. The exact percentage off varies across retailers, but here at The Knot, you’ll get 20% off leftover items—the best discount out there.

According to our registry gift formula, we recommend that couples register for twice as many gifts as their guest list size, as this gives loved ones a variety of options at all price points. And while over-registering is the best tactic, that means there will likely be a few gifts left over after the big day. So, if you had your heart set on a few items that didn’t get purchased, you can use The Knot’s post wedding registry completion discount to buy any (or all!) of your remaining presents.


Source: The Knot