‘Tis the season and with gifting on our minds, we turn our attention to your wedding registry. You have the ring, the venue, and the date all picked out. And with the help of your full-service wedding planner and vendor team, the vision for your wedding is coming together. Now, the only thing left to do is to create your gift registry. Registering for gifts is a win-win all around. It gives you the gifts you want and need while making it easy for your guests to choose gifts that fit their budget and tastes, too.
When you think of wedding gifts, do traditional housewares and linens come to mind? If those aren’t your gifts of choice, don’t worry. Your registry, like your wedding, should reflect who you are as a couple, and today’s wedding registries have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to furnish your house, stock up on cash to use on your honeymoon, or donate to your favorite charity, there’s a wedding registry for you.
Due to COVID-19, brick and mortar shopping is challenging to say the least. But that doesn’t mean your wedding registry experience cannot be enjoyable for both you and your guests. There are several online resources that can help you build your registry from a distance. While you can go the traditional route with stores like Target, Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Crate and Barrel, and Williams Sonoma to name a few, in the interest of sharing some unique sites, below you’ll find our top favorite 15 wedding registries.
The “Bit of Everything” Wedding Registries
Zola is a robust site that handles gifts, cash, honeymoons, and charities, which is why it is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for brides and grooms. With over 450 brands, you can find a variety of items and experiences from the Zola store–or from any online shop–to create your perfect registry. One of the key benefits of Zola is that all of your shopping takes place within their site rather than being routed to a third-party website for checkout. Plus, you can submit pricier items and designate them as group gifts so all of your guests can contribute within their budget.
Similar to Zola, Blueprint, a David’s Bridal company, allows you to add gifts from over 5,000 top retailers and brands all in one place. Or, you can build a cash registry towards your honeymoon, down payment on your new home, or favorite charity. The options are endless and there truly is a little bit of something for everyone.
Not into the aesthetic of a single brand or store? That’s where MyRegistry comes in. If you prefer to pick one-of-a-kind gifts from unique online boutiques that don’t have their own registries, you can do just that with this universal registry. Add everything from home furnishings to experiences like cooking classes and even skydiving lessons. Plus, you can add a donation link to a non-profit you support, allowing guests to give in your honor.
The Chef and Homebody Wedding Registries
From luxury board games to modern cheese boards, CB2’s wedding registry offers a broad range of furniture, décor, and entertaining elements for the modern home. Popular among those who appreciate modern design, the brand—which is significantly different from its sister company Crate & Barrel—offers newlyweds everything from stylish kitchenware to fantastical décor for the ultimate in ‘IT’ factor design.
Luxury designs meet elevated basics in a chic color palette of white, grey, and slate blue at Snowe. Here you’ll find bedding, linens, tableware, dinnerware, candles, elegant bathroom essentials, and more. One-on-one registry consultations ensure you get what you need—and want—for your home. Offering a 15% completion discount, plus another 15% discount on your first anniversary, Snowe keeps newlyweds coming back for more.
San Francisco-based Sue Fisher King is a beautifully curated treasure trove of unique and surprising home furnishings bursting with personality and color. From Italian china to Portuguese linens, build your registry with whimsical tchotchkes and exquisite finds. You won’t find anything this unique or beautiful at Target, trust us.
Coming soon! With a ton of gorgeous wedding content already on their site, this e-tailer’s soon to be launched registry promises to have you literally jumping over the moon! Exquisite and unique hand-selected pieces from your favorite labels, luxury boutiques, and local artisans—including those you may not know yet, but are sure to love—will come together in one expertly curated, oh-so-convenient online shopping destination. Here’s to hoping they are open just in time for your wedding registry.
For the ultimate wedding registry experience, Slowdance offers a new approach to the classic registry. Instead of focusing on everyday items, Slowdance is all about beautiful heirlooms. Stock your registry with Hermes china, hand-blown Italian glass goblets, and Baccarat crystal barware, as well as décor elements from around the world. In true white glove fashion, a team of designers—not salespeople—will curate a registry collection to your specific taste and lifestyle, building a registry with gifts you never realized you needed.
The Foodie and Boozie Wedding Registries
In addition to a slew of houseware items – from the latest kitchen gadgets to entertaining essentials – Sur La Table offers other unique wedding registry ideas such as cooking classes. With everything it takes to become a gourmet chef, you’ll be ready to host dinner parties in style in no time.
Thirsty Nest is a wine and spirits registry where you can select bottles and barware for your first home as a married couple. Created by the folks behind Wine Enthusiast, the site’s industry expertise ensures perfectly curated wines, spirits, and accessories on your wedding registry.
Food52 makes it easy to build your ultimate wedding registry by navigating its 5,000 home products with categories that include basics, table toppers, and exclusives. While Food52 is largely geared toward the kitchen and pantry, the site also stocks home goods like stonewashed linens and cotton towels.
The Travel Junkie Wedding Registries
A highly visual registry, Wanderable personalizes the process of registering for honeymoon contributions with space for photographs, a storytelling feature, and a specific itemized wish list. For couples who haven’t decided on where to travel, Wanderable enables you to receive your gifts as you wish, whether through gift cards (no fees!), a check, or direct deposit.
Whether your honeymoon dream is to backpack through Peru, stay in a beach house in Hawaii, or go glamping in the Redwoods, Traveler’s Joy will help you set up your honeymoon fund page for travel experiences throughout the US and abroad. The site is easy to use, and contributors can give a gift of cash or a check for free. Bonus: honeymoon gifts can stay in your account for two years after your wedding, which is key for COVID-couples.
One of the most popular wedding registry sites, Honeyfund offers couples a unique way to ask for what many really want—cash. With a variety of options including “starter registries” which create travel experiences across the world, there’s no shortage of ways to get that dream honeymoon on the heels of your dream wedding!
The Wedding Registry That Gives Back
For those couples that feel they have it all or want an alternative giving option, consider using a charitable wedding registry. At Justgiving, your wedding guests can donate to the non-profit of your choice. You can spread the love and joy of your wedding day to others who need it, too.
The Wedding Experience of Your Dreams Just Became Reality
There is a lot of talk about designing and planning the most perfect wedding day celebration. But your entire wedding experience is just as important, including registering for wedding gifts. Whether you want a little bit of everything, have specific items on your list, or are hoping for some cash deposits to send you on the honeymoon of your dreams, we hope you found amazing wedding registries for your special day!