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Help Her Register for Gifts

Don’t bring your own preference for dainty floral border prints to the store when you help register for bridal gifts.

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Traditionally, the bride and groom register for gifts together. But it's not uncommon for the guy to opt out of this shopping extravaganza. If he doesn't go (or want to go), offer to accompany the bride instead. She might want to tackle the task alone, but chances are she'd enjoy the company. If you’re a type-A, take-charge kind of gal, keep yourself in check. Remember, this is your friend’s wedding, not yours. Let her pick out what she likes. If you don’t like the modern tableware she just squealed over, for example, keep your opinion to yourself. Don’t let your disapproval leak out through body language -- an eye roll here, a half-hearted shrug and frown there. Your preferences don’t matter, so enthusiastically point out things in her style

If you’re a type-A, take-charge kind of gal, keep yourself in check. Remember, this is your friend’s wedding, not yours. Let her pick out what she likes. If you don’t like the modern tableware she just squealed over, for example, keep your opinion to yourself. Don’t let your disapproval leak out through body language -- an eye roll here, a half-hearted shrug and frown there. Your preferences don’t matter, so enthusiastically point out things in her style.

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