Deciding on what to register for can be difficult, especially if you feel confined by traditional registries. Here are some ideas for unique registries that can be tailored specifically to any couple!
Sandals registries! We are Sandals Certified, and can also help put together a registry after booking your honeymoon so guests can contribute to spa treatments, excursions, golf, and even portion of your trip if you’d like them to.
Honeyfund is an awesome website that helps couples create a registry for their honeymoon! Honeyfund calculates about how much your honeymoon will cost based on the factors of travel, accommodations, dining, beverages, activities and the amount of guests attending your wedding. It’s a free website that is very easy to use!
Travelersjoy also works similarly to Honeyfund, and is recommended by The Knot and WeddingWire. Both websites break the sections of travel up into different prices, so guests can pick which part of the trip they want to give toward and how much that will be.
Lots of couples have recently or are soon to be moving into a new home together, so what better thing to register for than a home! On Hatch My House, couples pick their house style, color, setting, and select if they are saving for a down payment, renovation, or home décor, making it easy for any kind of home savings to be applicable. Once a page is made, a picture of the couple and potential future home are shown with a short paragraph from the couple. The house has different parts that can be clicked on by guests and show the price, allowing guests to choose which parts they want to give and for how much.
Gift cards are a great way to have guests give a gift to a certain place, but allow the couple to pick out what exactly they want from the store. At Card Avenue, couples can create a page with three steps for guests to easily follow. The first includes viewing the gift cards the couple is asking for and the requested total amount from each place they want, as well as how much they still need. The second step includes going to the website of the store and purchasing a gift card for the guest’s desired amount. Third, the guest returns to the registry and lets the couple know the price of the gift card they purchased as well as where it is from, as to update the first step of the registry. This lets other guests know, as well as the couple, what gift cards have been purchased already and for how much.
For wine lovers wanting to start, or add to, a collection, creating a wine registry is another unique option. At The Wine Cellarage, couples can fill out their basic information and then the wine bottles they have requested are listed with the number of bottles requested, fulfilled, remaining, and the price of each bottle, with a place for guests to pick how many bottles they wish to add to their cart.
Foodie Registry allows couples to pick restaurants where guests can give them gift cards for their chosen amount. Couples are able to explain why they picked each specific restaurant, or they can just list them. This is a great idea for couples that love food and to eat out at new restaurants, allowing them to have “Free Dinner Date Nights” for time to come after their wedding.
For couples who do not wish to receive gifts, or want to also allow guests to make a donation alongside giving gifts, organizations such as the I Do Foundation and Crowdrise, which partners with The Knot are ideal. With websites such as these, guests are able to pick from whichever charities the couple puts on their registry page and donate their chosen amount. This can also be added with another registry, so that donation and gifts can be purchased, not simply one or the other.
Upon Our Star has the tagline “a wedding registry for wishes, not stuff.” This registry sorts the different wishes into categories such as honeymoon and travel, leisure activities, neat ideas, and even wedding items. This website allows couples to ask for gifts for their wishes, which can include items at the wedding, vacations, activities, and pretty much anything the couple can dream up!
Cosabella is a website that allows brides to register for lingerie, placing different garments under the categories bridal shower, wedding night, honeymoon, and accessories. Although this is primarily tailored toward the bride, it can be added alongside another registry in order to allow a registry for the groom as well. This type of registry can also be done through Macy’s or a department store that has registries as well as sells lingerie.
If one registry or type of registry is too hard to pick, websites such as Wishpot and Knack allow couples to compile a registry from all different websites into one place. This is great if a couple wants to register for all sorts of different things!
Written by Jillian Madden – TwoFoot Creative, Ann Arbor