Registering for your wedding is one of the most exhilarating things you will do as a couple before you tie the knot. The fun of the wedding registry lies not in asking for gifts from guests; instead, it is the thrill of choosing pieces you’ll use together as a married couple that makes it so exciting.
When you create a wedding registry, it is the first step in envisioning your day-to-day lives together: what you’ll use to cook in the kitchen, the favorite mug you’ll fill up with your morning coffee, the cozy towels you’ll wrap up in after a hot shower, or the decorations you’ll select to blend your unique styles in your home.
You can only create your wedding registry once, so you may as well do it right! Today we’re sharing a list of the best places to register for your wedding so you know exactly where to get started. These favorite wedding registry places include fresh, modern twists on traditional registries: some are in-store with online elements, while others are modern online-only registries such as a honeymoon registry or cash registry.
Let’s get started! Happy Registering! :)
Where to Register for Your Wedding
Here are the best places to register for your wedding and why they’re so incredibly useful.
This is THE place for your honeymoon registry! Traveler’s Joy gives couples around the globe the freedom to do what they love most: travel! You can easily plan your dream honeymoon on their website with suggestions on any honeymoon trip of your dreams. For instance, check out this cool view from Alberta (Banff) from their website.
With Traveler’s Joy, you build a registry with your anticipated honeymoon activities and experiences. Guests contribute monetary gifts towards your dream honeymoon activities (like day spas, tours, hikes, scuba diving, sight-seeing, and more) and experiences listed on your registry page.
Instead of registering for things, you are registering for a one-of-a-kind honeymoon experience, which is priceless, if you ask us!
Did you know you can register for handmade finds on Etsy? It’s true and many couples don’t even know about it! I’m so happy they now have a wedding registry at Etsy. You can register for things for your wedding from handmade invitations to decorations, along with home goods, home decorations, keepsakes, heirlooms, and so much more.
Who wouldn’t love a curated gift list of handmade, all designed by independent artists? I wish this was available around the time of my wedding.
Start your registry here.
Maybe you’ve heard of Amazon, the place to buy anything under the sun. ;) Well, their registry is just as awesome: you can add ANYTHING from anywhere, along with their millions of products, all with reviews to read about quality before you add it to your list. This is one of the best places to register for your wedding. People love the ease of 2-day shipping, a discount for you on items remaining on your registry after the wedding, and most guests are already familiar ordering on the site and through the wedding registry. You can start yours for free here.
Crate and Barrel
If you crave style and fine furnishings, make Crate&Barrel one of the places to register for your wedding. They offer a tremendous assortment of home decor and accessories, furniture for your entire home, and they even have regular wedding registry events in your local area. I recommend you attend one since they have fun giveaways, offer the opportunity to register at their store in a small group, offer one-on-one assistance if you have questions on what to add to your wedding registry, and also you sometimes even get a free registry gift, which is definitely a bonus.
Have you ever been to Target? Probably! But did you know they are one of the easiest places to register for your wedding? It’s also one of the places I registered myself, and let me tell you, Andrew and I had a very fun experience.
We registered in-store, took our time, and enjoyed the ease of adding and removing items from the online registry, while still having the ability to see the quality of items in-store. It’s the best of both worlds: you can see most items in person, yet have the ease of adding many other products to your registry from the comfort of your couch and a smartphone or laptop.
This is one of my favorite places to register for weddings because it has lower price points, beautiful products, and might I add… tons of gorgeous Magnolia-brand products by Jojo and Chip! ;)
Ah, Kohls: home to some of the best wedding registry products in their kitchen collection I’ve ever seen. Add that to the growing list of bedding, towels, and decorations and you have a great resource for your wedding registry. Also, many people have a local Kohls nearby and online ordering is super simple. And don’t forget those cashback specials they offer: guests love the opportunity to earn $10 cashback on $50 or more, which means they can spend a little on something they need later on. :)
Last but not least, there’s Zola where you can register for CASH. Yes, read that again: cash! If you are stumped on places to register for your wedding, perhaps you feel like you have what you need and you would prefer to ask for money instead. Well, now you can! In addition to cold hard cash, you can register for products (with free shipping and free returns), register for experiences (like spa treatments, dinner for two/date night, a road trip, etc.), ask guests to donate to your favorite charity, and so much more (even snag a free wedding website!)
Now that you know a few great places to register for your wedding, head to the next article: Wedding Registry Mistakes to Avoid. :)
And here’s two tips: you should create a wedding registry at two places minimum. This allows guests to have a little freedom to choose where to shop, different types of gifts, and a variety of price points. Also, register early as some family and friends will seek out your registry ASAP for an engagement gift or wedding shower present.
Happy Registering — and seriously, it’s so much fun!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Nakturnal; all recommendations and opinions are our own.
As someone who is marrying after having lived with my fiance for years, we absolutely don’t need more stuff! I love that you offered solutions for folks like me – I think the idea of registering for a honeymoon seems like such a better way for us to build to something fun after the wedding rather than just having more debt! And I had no idea Zola offers to let people pick a charity as a registry item – what a cool idea for people who don’t want more things!
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