Bridal Registries give guests guidance as to what the bride and groom needs or wants for their new home together. From Macy’s to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, couples list potential items from the smallest accessories to major appliances and everything in between giving a variety of items that will ensure there is a gift to fit every budget. But let’s face it, times have changed. If you’ve been living on your own or have been living with your hubby-to-be, you probably already have most household items. Be strategic about planning your registry or take into consideration these great alternate wedding registries that can contribute to your honeymoon, wedding lingerie (perfect for a bachelorette party), a future home, and even charities.
Help send the newlyweds on a romantic honeymoon to a location where they always dreamed of traveling, but can’t necessarily afford. Couples sign up for free at www.honeymoonwishes.com and post pictures and descriptions from lists. Family and friends will be told about your registry via social media and announcement cards. Your guests can then contribute to part of your honeymoon by conveniently using a credit card or they can call, mail, or fax in their order. “A gift to be cherished for a lifetime.”
Lingerie Bridal Registry
With Cosabella’s Bridal Registry, bride’s have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Cosabella consultant to create the perfect lingerie themed registry. From bridal showers, wedding night, and honeymoons, this is the perfect way for guests to shower you with luxurious non-embarrassing items that you truly want to wear and want.
Hatch My House
Start saving towards your dream home and allow family and friends to contribute with Hatch My House. Whether your planning on purchasing a home or renovating your current space, this is a fun and easy way for guests to visit your house page and purchase a part of your dream home (such as windows or doors).
I Do Foundation
Celebrate generosity and incorporate your socially conscious values into wedding planning by giving back to a charity of your choice. Encourage guests to celebrate your nuptials with a gift to your chosen charities, give back by registering with partner stores who donate up to 5 percent of gift purchases, or make a donation in leiu of traditional wedding favors. For more information visit www.IDoFoundation.org.
Get your groom involved and excited with items tailored toward him. The Man Registry features wedding gift items including electronics, barbeque grills, bar supplies, and more. All items in which guys would love to have to fill his backyard, man cave, and even garage.