If you are attending a wedding in the near future, it is likely the couple is registered someplace. If you are the type of guest who actually shops the registry, you may have already peeked at it online. Or perhaps you have already stopped at their store of choice to pick up a gift. Unless of course, you are shopping for a couple that has decided to go against the status quo when it came to formulating their registry. Over the past few years more couples have been opting to have non-traditional registries. While some love the idea of heading down store aisles with a scanner in hand, others hope to be the recipients of wedding gifts of a different nature.
In the event that you are planning your own nuptials you may not be aware of the fact that the possibilities are just about endless when it comes to making your wedding day wish list. Take a look at this round-up, which highlights a few of the alternative wedding registries for today’s brides and grooms. Here are 10 unique wedding registry ideas:
My Registry allows you to register for gifts from any store on the Internet allowing them to show up under one registry. There are several features available to registrants allowing the ability to make a custom link!
If you and your fiancé are connoisseurs of wine then Bottlenotes just might be the perfect registry. Users can sign up to create their “own unique registry full of amazing wines.” Bottlenotes’ experts can be contacted to provide users with insight on starting their own wine collection.
If you love handmade items — and supporting independent artists and small business — an Etsy registry is a perfect option. Gifts can even be purchased and shipped directly to the bride and groom!
4. Seven Hopes United
Seven Hopes United makes it possible for couples to register for gifts that are stylish as well as fair trade and eco-friendly. Seven Hopes United ensures that products available through them are from artisans who are paid a living wage for their work, working in safe conditions, and that children aren’t being exploited.
5. I Do Foundation
The I Do Foundation makes it possible for couples to plan a “socially conscious” wedding. Couples can create a charity registry that allows guests to directly support charitable causes by way of a secure online donation.
6. The Honeymoon
The Honeymoon allows couples to register for their honeymoon by using a prepared template or creating one from scratch. According to their website the memories of a honeymoon last forever, making them a great gift option.
8. Card Avenue
Sometimes a gift card goes a lot further than a toaster. Gift cards allow the couple to get exactly what they need and not have to worry about store returns or gift receipts. With Card Avenue couples can register for cards from stores, services and restaurants (date night perhaps?).