As the rules of weddings are always changing, so are the rules for registries. Many couples are now seeking alternative registry ideas, which has led to companies and services meeting those needs by offering untraditional options. There are tons of unique registry options to choose from, so your guests can help support your future home, honeymoon, or something else that you really care about.
HoneyFund.com is a great option for couples that want to experience everything that their honeymoon destination has to offer. After creating a registry, guests can visit your page, select a gift, and the funds get sent directly to you! The best part is- you get to predetermine the gift options, and guests don’t feel like they are forking over cash! Gifts can include things like a night of the hotel, a dinner out, and even scuba diving if you’re going somewhere tropical. The whole process is online- so it’s very practical for couples that don’t have hours to spend registering at a store.
Getting married often comes moving in together or buying a new house. With a registry on Hatch My House, you can ask your guests to help contribute to your down payment or home renovations.
A charity registry is the perfect way to give back on your big day! Try a website like I DO Foundation that lets couples to select the causes that they most care about, and have guests make a donation in their name. Consider selecting a few charities for guests to choose from so that they are able to find one that they also connect with.
A gift card registry is great option for couples that allows the flexibility to spend it how you want. Card Avenue allows you to ask your guests for a total amount of gift cards for specific stores and restaurants. This lets them contribute toward your larger goals in any amount they can afford. They offer gift cards to just about everywhere- Target, Amazon, Home Depot, and even Starbucks! Maybe you don’t have any space to store stuff right away, but this is a great option if you’re planning on moving into a new home in the future.
For couples that love the outdoors, REI offers a unique option to register for everything from camping gear to backpacking essentials. If the outdoors are not your thing, there are plenty of other stores that have products that align more with your passions such as Bottlenotes that allows your guests to purchase wines that you have registered for.
Our advice- break free from bed, bath, and beyond and have some fun with your registry!
- Hannah S.
Gift Giving Guru
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