Ahh, you and your significant other’s chance to pick out the gifts you’d like. You hear that frantic beeping noise? That’s the sound of the registry scanner trying to keep up with you as you choose everything! 😀
Even if you and your special someone already live together, which typically negates “needing” a registry, you can still be inspired by our list of the top 12 wedding registry ideas, thinking it’s time to freshen up your college cups and plates? Time for some actual serving pieces for dinner parties? We got you covered.
We’re not going to put these in any particular order, they’re all beneficial for different reasons…
Top 12 Wedding Registry Ideas
The Digital Couple – Amazon.com
Using an Amazon.com wedding registry shows your guests you aren’t afraid of technology, no, you embrace it. The process is as easy as can be, you just sign up and start searching Amazon like you were doing your own shopping trip – just this time don’t check out, instead send it to your registry list and when your guests go looking, they’ll see what and how many you want of each item. Especially helpful if you have many guests that are out of town, as they can pay and have it shipped right to you. +10 points if your items are Prime eligible, that’s a win-win for every person involved.
Classically Collected – Macy’s
Macy’s wedding registry is a great option for your registry because you can run the gamut from luggage to home goods like towels and sheets, to China, flatware, and serving pieces. Registry is available online or in store.
Yours (and ours frankly) Favorite Place – Target
That’s right, Target does registries! If you’re anything like me it’s hard to leave that store without a few more items in your cart than you had on your list. You can do your registry online or in store, and much like Macy’s you’ll be able to choose from their available house wares products.
MMHM – ETSY, the probable source for quite a bit of your handmade elements for your wedding, you can also pick out gifts for you and your significant other and create a registry. Unique in many ways, most notably that each item is generally handmade, it also means shipping will be from all over the world – not quite as centralized as others on this list – just something to keep in mind.
If you and your fiancé(e) are set in terms of plates, forks, towels, etc. and instead want your guests to donate to charities instead, you may look into TisBest. With TisBest, guests can purchase gift cards to charities on your behalf.
Not Just the Basics at Bed, Bath & Beyond
A favorite, Bed, Bath & Beyond is certainly a one stop shop – with everything you could think of available to put on your registry. Registry available online and in-store.
Ditch the Registry and Travel
With the advent of online crowdfunding sites came a great idea for soon-to-be newlyweds, Honeyfund! Using your guest list to donate towards your honeymoon in lieu of pieces for your home you may already have or didn’t feel like you needed to put on a registry, Honeyfund lets you put together your ideal honeymoon, or other newlywed costs like a down payment on a house, or helping you convert a room into a nursery, etc.
Anything and Anywhere
Simple Registry allows you to build a registry all in one place – with anything you want on it. This is good because you don’t have to manage 2-5 different locations to tell your guests, and if you’re including a byline on your invitations one “registry available at” line is much easier than a bulleted list.
A Modern Online Everything
Newlywish offers another all in one registry, with any one of their 50+ partner shops, with one of their biggest plusses being that they allow group collaboration on gifts (your sisters are splitting the cost of your KitchenAid mixer but live 500 miles apart – easy as pie) and even have a cash fund option.
Renovating or Buying New – Homes Cost A Lot
If you and your other half are looking to buy or renovate a home, sites like Hatch My House allow you to register for money to go directly towards just that. Once it’s done you’ll cross your threshold and thank each of your wonderful guests for helping you get started.
Quite the Connoisseurs
Is wine your thing? Bottlenotes lets you build a registry of wines and have your guests contribute to purchasing them to begin your collection.
Indecisive – Not In A Bad Way
If you just can’t think of what you need or where you want it from, Card Avenue solves that problem simply and easily, by letting you base your registry on gift cards.
Hopefully those wedding registry ideas get your wheels turning and help you think of where you can register to make gifts easier on you and your significant other, as well as your guests. It takes the guesswork out of gifts, and ensures you get what you want with minimal returning.
If you need some ideas on what to put on your wedding registry, check out our free PDF available here.