For many bridal couples, creating a wedding gift registry can be daunting. Often the bride and groom already have their own home, and have purchased what they want, or are living together in a fully furnished home. But for wedding guests, a wedding registry is essential to help gift the happy couple with something they truly want and appreciate. Recently gift registries have evolved with some of the best ideas to save the bridal couple and their wedding guests from gift-giving dilemmas: wedding gift registries with a modern twist.
Modern gift registries have evolved beyond the standard china, linens and sterling. New registries let the bridal couple choose a gift list that is personal, meaningful and useful. If you’re planning your wedding, here are some practical gift registries that you can customize to your personal style and still be convenient for your guests.
Unique Wedding Registry Ideas
You can customize these modern wedding registry ideas to reflect the personality and values of the bride and groom.
1. Charitable Registries
A charitable wedding registry allows couples to invite guests to donate to a cause they support instead of purchasing tangible gifts. Wedding guests can donate to the bridal couple’s favorite charity. Charities such as Habitat for Humanity make it easy to show your support and honor the bridal couple through a trusted website.
2. Honeymoon Activities
Instead of kitchenwares, let your wedding guests gift your experiences! HoneyFund lets your guests give you cash or honeymoon activities. HoneyFund can also be set up to fund a house down payment, date nights and other experiences important to the bridal couple.
If you value shared experiences and adventures over things, Traveler’s Joy lets your friends and families help you meet your wanderlust goals by creating a travel fund for the bride and groom to use in the future.
4. Foodies and Home Chefs
For the bridal couple that likes to cook together, meal kit subscriptions are a unique and fun wedding registry idea. Guest can donate as many meals or weeks as they choose, and the bride and groom get to spend time together tasting new recipes without the hassle of shopping!
5. Downpayment On a House or Home Remodel
Often the bride and groom already own a home or are planning to buy a new house. If the wedding couple is planning to buy a home, or to update a home they already own, a house fund wedding registry can be both practical and fun! The couple may indicate on their wedding website that cash gifts to their house fund are welcome, or they can set up a house fund wedding registry. Some wedding sites such as The Knot have made it easy to ask for cash as a wedding gift, or to set up a house fund.
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