5 Next-Level Wedding Registry Options for All Engaged Couples
Ask for what you really want with these wedding registry sites that make gift-giving (and getting) a breeze.
Most newly engaged couples (and guests of their wedding) have heard about the major players in the online registry game. You know the ones—the newlywed-approved wedding registry apps and websites that allow you to ask for everything from cold, hard cash to immersive honeymoon excursions (hello, oceanfront yoga). But with so many wedding registry options out there, finding one that works for you and your fiancé's wishlist is about as challenging as agreeing on a wedding cake flavor you both enjoy.
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In an attempt to alleviate the stress that comes with planning the biggest party of your life, we sorted through dozens of online registry options to find the best wedding registry services available at this very moment. Here are five registry sites that take the business of gift-giving and gift-getting to a whole new level.
1 CrowdRise Wedding Registry
In lieu of physical gifts, the couple can request a donation be made in their honor through this wedding fundraiser registry. Funds flow directly to the charity of your choosing, and couples and partygoers alike can support any of the 1,000+ available charities on CrowdRise.
2 Zola Wedding Registry
Along with products for purchase, users can register for experiences (like food subscription boxes or cleaning services) and funding for airfare or future date nights. If the couple has an expensive item on their wishlist, users can even contribute a portion of the cost toward that piece. Bonus: The couple decides when and where the gift gets shipped. So if they're moving in the near future, they don't have to worry about all those boxes just yet.
3 Wanderable Wedding Registry
Many couples find that they don’t need the traditional starter-kit-style registry items and would prefer help funding experiences during their honeymoon. The couple can register for specific tours or request contributions toward their lodging or meals. The site even provides thank you postcards to send out following the big day.
4 Feather the Nest Wedding Registry
This site helps couples raise money for anything related to their new home together: a down payment, renovation costs, or even furnishings. The money is deposited into the couple’s bank account as each donation is made (as opposed to one lump sum at the end).
5 Amazon Wedding Registry
Along with a curated selection of suggested gifts, registry users can add pieces from other sites as well to keep everything in one place. The site provides free shipping on most orders over $49 and a 180-day return policy if the couple changes their mind about a product. The Thank You List feature makes sending post-wedding thank you notes hassle-free.