Wedding Republic: How It Works For Guests

Your friend or family member is getting married and its time to purchase a gift! One of the many reasons couples choose to create a Wedding Republic gift registry is because it’s easy and fun for guests!

No unnecessary trips to the store, no need to worry about an envelope of cash getting stolen at the wedding. Simply contribute to the happy couple’s gift registry online and feel confident that you’ve given them something they really want and need!

How It Works

What is Wedding Republic?

Wedding Republic is an online registry that allows couples to register for anything. Using our signature Puzzle Piece feature couples can include more expensive gifts (like a honeymoon, house down payment or big screen TV), while guests can use the puzzle pieces to contribute what they can keeping it affordable for everyone. Once the registry closes, the couple redeems the cash value of the registry and can use it to make their dreams come true!

How do I make a purchase?

  1. Find the registry. You can go the the wedding registry link the couple has provided or search by name here.
  2. Click on one of the images in the couple’s gift list.
  3. Once you click, you’ll see a pop up window open up. Here, the couple may have just posted a single gift or a larger gift breaking it up into a “puzzle” so you can chip in on a bigger gift.
  4. Select either the gift or a puzzle piece (you can pick as many as you want!) and click on the Add to Cart. You can  repeat the process if  you’d like to choose other gifts as well.
  5. When you’re ready to check out simply click on the big orange button located at the top and bottom of the page.


From this point, you’ll be provided with a payment summary and directed to enter your payment details. You will also be able to leave a personalized message for the couple!

After your purchase is complete, you will receive two emails. The first with a confirmation receipt of your order and the second containing a link to gift certificate you can print, should you choose to include it in the card.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to print the gift certificate?

No, the couple receive the confirmation and message regardless, but we find that some guests like to include it in the wedding card!

Will the couple be notified of the gift? 

Yes, as soon as you make your purchase, they will receive an email confirmation that a gift was purchased and a link to check the message you had left for them.

How secure is the site?

Security is our first priority. Wedding Republic uses 256-bit SSL (secure socket layer) certification to provide encryption between your web browser and our web server so that personal information can be transmitted over the Internet securely.

Here’s how you can tell if a transaction is being transmitted in a secure fashion:

  • The URL area turns green.
  • A lock symbol appears in the URL line.
  • The address begins with “https”

How do I know a gift has been purchased?

If an entire gift has been purchased, you will see a “Sold Out” ribbon appear. However, if it does not say “Sold Out” simply click on the image. If some of the puzzle pieces have been purchased, they will be greyed out and you won’t be able to click on them. But if a piece is available for purchase, it will turn green as you mouse over it! Simply click to select the piece and add it to your card!

How much should I give?

At the end of the day, give what you can afford and what you feel content with. If you would like more details, here are a few guidelines you can follow.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us! You can reach a member of the Wedding Republic team at 1-800-975-2863 or email

You can also visit a more in-depth FAQ list on our website.

If you know another couple getting married, let them know about Wedding Republic!