You’re planning your wedding and have taken care of the essentials. The venue is booked, you have a photographer and the dress will be ready in a month. Now, you’re thinking about creating a wedding registry, but you’re not sure where to start. When it comes to answering the question of what to put on your wedding registry, we can help. Until recently, the options were pretty limited. But now, as couples and marriage in general is changing, so are your choices for wedding registries. Here are a few things to consider when deciding what to include on your registry:
Home Base Basics
Are you moving in with you’re fiancé(e) or moving to a new home? You might want to take stock of what you have for your house, and if home essentials are what you need, a wedding registry is a great way to take care of it. You can include anything from kitchenware to linens, but don’t be afraid to register for less traditional things as well. Art for your walls, pieces of furniture, even a big screen TV (if you’re thinking that’s way too expensive, here’s a way you can let guests chip in on pricier items).
Often, when a question is asked about what to put on your wedding registry, couples default to the traditional registry model. But here are a few areas where you can get creative.
Have The House Covered? Let The Fun Begin!
You’ve been living together for years and are quite happy with the cutlery, tea towels, and toaster you currently have. If this is the case, don’t feel pressured to register for traditional wedding gifts when you have so many other options. Books, iPads, camping gear, a Vespa, concert tickets, hockey tickets, dinner for two, your favourite wine, a box of cigars and the list goes on and on and on…
Cash registries are a growing trend and much more secure than receiving cash at the wedding. The benefit of using an online cash gift registry is the ability to ask for cash in a meaningful way (check out this couple’s sample registry, the perfect way to tastefully ask for cash). You’re guests can see what they’re registering for whether it’s a house down payment, your honeymoon, custom artwork, home renovations… the list goes on.
Don’t Collect Stuff, Do Stuff
Another great benefit to a cash registry is the ability to add experiences to your gift list. So when you ask what to put on your wedding registry, the answer is… anything you want! Register for your honeymoon or a trek through the Amazon. You can even show your guests what you’ll be doing by posting each activity as a gift on your registry.
And don’t forget about other experiences that you might have been putting on the backburner. Maybe one or both of you have always wanted to go skydiving or take skiing lessons. And again (for the last time) the list goes on and on and on…
It’s your wedding. Celebrate your way. Get the gifts you want. And enjoy life together… on your terms.
Here’s a sample wedding registry. What would yours look like?
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