If you have been to a wedding in the last year or so then you have probably noticed that gift registries have evolved. Since many couples are already living together, they have had the chance to gather all their necessary home goods. Because of this, couples are veering away from the traditional wedding registries and are gearing more towards more unique wedding registry ideas. Here are a few popular alternatives that we love!
The Honeymoon Funds
While the traditional registry was all about things, we love Honeymoon Funds because they are all about creating experiences! Who doesn’t want to take a romantic trip to get away with their new spouse and relax after the hustle and bustle of their wedding? Honeymoons can get quite pricey, and after paying for a wedding the money situation can be a little stressful. With most wedding websites, couples can now set up a honeymoon fund. So instead of registering for the toaster or those crystal mixing bowls, they can register to take the trip of their dreams.
The New Home/ Fixer Upper Funds
First comes love, then comes marriage, then starts the fun of purchasing a house! Coming up with a down payment for a dream home can be a challenging task. Setting up a New Home registry is a fun way to get a jump start on your savings by getting a little extra help from friends and family. Who knows… you might even have a little left over to put towards that list of inevitable new home honey-do’s!
The Gift of Giving
Giving back to those in need is always a great way to make your heart smile. I like to call this registry the Gift of Giving. Some couples have everything they need in life, so instead of creating a registry for themselves they set up a registry in which guests can donate to the couple’s favorite charity. It’s an all-around heart warmer for both the couple and their guests.
Calling all couples that like specific brands but don’t want to register across seven different sites, this last unique wedding registry is the one for you! Through websites like Zola you can register for all your favorite items on ONE site! So go ahead and add those Pottery Barn sheets, Bed Bath & Beyond dishes and that cozy massage chair from The Sharper Image that you probably don’t need, but definitely want.
You are probably thinking this registry is the best thing since sliced bread. Well it is…because there’s more! Zola also allows couples to register for experiences as well. Is there a cooking class that you both have been wanting to try out? Need a fun spa day with your spouse? Or, maybe you want to spend the day cruising around beautiful Lake Tahoe? With the click of a button these experiences can all be added to your registry. What a fun way to plan out a few post-wedding date nights with your new spouse!