In this day and age, a lot of engaged couples don’t want to have a traditional wedding registry for a variety of reasons:
- They already live together and have everything they need for their home (kitchen appliances, linen, towels, etc.).
- They want to be considerate of the environment (gift packaging produces a lot of waste).
- They prefer money to physical gifts.
If any of these speak to you and your partner, or your simply don’t want to go the traditional route, you may want to consider a traditional wedding registry alternative below that has a more modern touch.
Guests can contribute money to one collective pot the couple may or may not specify. It can be a generic fund or a tailored fund such as helping to pay for a honeymoon, first home, etc.
Similar to a cash fund, guests can gift money (or gift cards) to unique experiences the couple wants to try such as cooking classes, massages, restaurants, wine clubs, memberships, subscriptions, camping equipment and more.
If there is an organization or charity that is important to a couple, guests can donate funds to a charitable registry. Some couples may want to honor a loved one who has struggled with or died from a specific disease, help those in need or support the environment.
As you can see, there are several ways to customize a wedding registry to represent each couple and it doesn’t have to be the traditional one.
Pro Tip: Give your guests a couple of choices for registries so they’re not limited in options, but don’t go too crazy either. One registry may not be enough, but four or more is likely too many. Consider 2-3 registries to diversify your gift wishes and price points.
Tuesday, January 21, 2023