I recently helped my mom make bridal shower invitations for a bride-to-be who will be getting married in Costa Rica. My mom wanted a subtle tropical theme and a unique wedding invite that she could design on her own. We browsed the wedding inspiration boards at the Evanston store for ideas, and loved a sample we found of a palm tree stamped onto a baby envelope. We decided we would print the invitation onto an A7 card, then attach the baby envelope with satin ribbon.
Originally the baby envelope was only to add visual interest, but in the end guests loved it because inside the envelope we included a small card with the bride and groom’s registry information. Instead of carrying around the whole invitation, guests could slip the small registry card into their wallet – so handy for when they’re out shopping.
Good job, Mom – they’re beautiful!
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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Share Your Wedding Registry
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Some sort of registry is a must for every engaged couple, whether you want to go the traditional route or shake it up with a honeymoon, experiential, or hobby-based version. But after you add all the gifts to your wedding wishlist, how are you supposed to spread the news to your nearest and dearest without seeming too, well, greedy? Like most wedding-related matters, the answer to this question comes with its own set of rules and etiquette. But with our little list of dos and don’ts, sharing your registry will be a piece of cake.
Do include information on your bridal shower invitations. Chances are, you’re not throwing your own shower, so having if the host adds a link or note to the invitation, it’s totally fine. While a bride or groom asking for gifts directly can be taken as a little rude, your mom, aunt, or bestie can feel free to spread the word on your behalf. And, because bridal showers are actually all about the gift giving anyway (ribbon bouquets and hats have to be made from something, after all), guests will want and need to know what you’d like to receive.
Don’t post a Facebook status with links to your registry. While this might make it easy for some people to find your registry, don’t forget that you (probably) haven’t invited every single one of your Facebook friends to your wedding. Plus, it could cross the line into “greedy” territory. Posting a link to your wedding website — which should have easy-to-find registry links — is totally okay, though, as is texting or emailing the info to interested parties. Just make the effort to say something like, “But please know that your presence at the wedding and kind words are more than enough!” to soften the request.
Do include a registry page on your wedding website. Probably the best thing about the new age invention of wedding websites is the opportunity to share your registry information without seeming all “gimme gimme.” Include links to the online stores so guests can access them easily and choose their gifts without too much of a hassle. Just be careful with the language you use to introduce your loved ones to the page: Try something like “If you wish to give a gift to the bride and groom…” to make sure your guests know that gift-giving is an option.
Do put your wedding website on your save the date. While you don’t necessarily have to say, “Hey, we’re registered at Target!” on the save the date, the announcement can be a good way to spread the word about your website. Everyone invited to the wedding (even if they can’t end up coming for the celebrations) will get that info and be able to figure out the details for themselves if they want to buy you something in honor of your nuptials.
Don’t put your registry info on your wedding invitation. Make sure to add in that wedding website somewhere on the invitation, but there should be no direct mention of gifts on your invitation at all — even if you’re requesting no presents. (And definitely do not ask for cash in place of gifts!) Remember, gifts are never to be required; putting information about gifts on the invite could send the wrong message to your guests and make them think that you’re expecting them to bring a present beyond their presence — not a cool or cute vibe to give off, even as a bride-to-be.
Do count on old-school word of mouth to spread the word. Back before wedding websites were a thing, guests learned about registries by asking the bride or groom’s family, VIPs, and attendants. And some traditions should never die — so be sure to share the details with your immediate family, bridesmaids, and groomsmen, and let them know they can spread the word on your behalf.
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Where to Register: The 44 Best Wedding Registry Sites & Stores
Want a site that handles gifts, cash, honeymoons, charities, and even pet gear? Zola is your best bet. Add items and experiences from the massive Zola store or from any online shop to create your perfect registry. The guest experience is a dream too—guests shop directly through Zola rather than being routed to a third-party website for checkout and even put in for pricier items designated as group gifts. Couples can also score 20% off the items on their registries for six months after their weddings. Besides being able to register for pretty much anything, Zola also offers wedding planning services. Host your wedding website on Zola (for free!), where you can manage RSVPs, add your registry, and design your own matching wedding invitations.
Not into the aesthetic of a single brand or store? That’s where MyRegistry comes in. If you prefer to pick one-of-a-kind gifts from unique boutiques online, you can do just that with this universal registry. Use the site to add everything from home furnishings at sites that don’t have their own registry services to experiences, like cooking classes and skydiving lessons, to your gift wish list. Literally nothing is off limits! Plus, you can add a donation link to a nonprofit you support with your time or funds, allowing guests to give in your honor.
For the couple looking for one seriously all-inclusive registry, there’s Blueprint. This online registry lets you add products to one list from big-box retailers or from your favorite local store. You can search for and add gifts by room, create group gifting opens for expensive items like furniture, or include cash-based gifts for your honeymoon, date nights, or a favorite charity. Blueprint also helps you out with the inevitable undertaking of thank you cards: two weeks after your wedding, Blueprint Registry will send you a master list of each gift you received, who it was from, and a return guide.
From towels and bedding to electronics like the Amazon Echo, this massive e-commerce site allows you to register for just about anything you could imagine for your home. Instant Pot? Of course. Fitness equipment? Yep. Amazon Prime TV shows? You got it. Search by popular items, home goods, and celebrity registries (up now: Jennifer Lawrence) to inspire items for your won. You’ll get a 20 percent off completion discount, plus free two-day shipping on eligible items and returns up to 180 days.
It's no secret that this retail giant has become hugely popular, and if you are one of the many fans of their "designer goods for less" credo, you should certainly stop by Target to register. You'll also get a 15 percent completion discount to use in-store and online for those last few gifts on your list. Target also offers a "group gifting" feature that allows a group of people to go all-in on a bigger gift for the couple. If cash and experiences are your thing, Target has partnered with Honeyfund, Uber, Princess Cruises, and more, so you can get bedding, bath, and a vacation.
Bed Bath and Beyond
When it comes to one-stop shopping convenience, few retailers can beat Bed, Bath & Beyond. It's the perfect place to scan all of your essentials, like housewares, linens, appliances, and even China. Since they offer tons of different brands, you can select your must-have's at a range of different price points. There is a 20 percent completion discount and a price matching guarantee.
With a huge selection of brands, products, and styles, Macy’s allows you to cross nearly everything off your list, from a stand mixer to a new bedroom set. Already a fan of Macy’s deals? As a perk for busy wedding-planning couples, Macy’s will drop all your discounts into your online "wallet" when you register. Any coupons will automatically pop up. But that’s not all. With every purchase, you’ll log Star Rewards. You’ll get a newlywed bonus of 10 to 20 percent off remaining registry items, bonus gifts on select items, and access to exclusive registry events.
With featured brands like All-Clad, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Ralph Lauren, Michael Aram, and Wedgwood, you can select houseware, furniture, and decor that are both functional and stylish when you register at Bloomingdale's. From fine china to kitchen essentials and bedding, Bloomingdale's offers a huge selection of goods—it is a major department store after all. Aside from having a slew of gorgeous items only a laser gun scan away, you’ll have access to several perks, including personal shopping consultants, a 10 percent completion discount, and even a special shopping day where you’ll get 20 percent off everything left on your registry.
Crate & Barrel
If you’ve attended a wedding lately, you’ve likely purchased something from the couple’s Crate & Barrel registry. It’s one of the most popular registries for many reasons, not least of which is the brand’s housewares, sleek furniture, and entertaining essentials—all at an affordable price. You can add items both in-store and online, and guests can access your registry in both locations as well. As a thank-you for signing up, the retailer will give you a set of their best-selling stemless wine glasses and at 15 percent completion discount. Plus, there’s a handy Wedding and Gift Registry app, so you can update your collection from anywhere—a huge help when you’re running from vendor meeting to vendor meeting.
Whether you want a modern teapot or a comfortable low-slung sofa, check out CB2’s wedding registry. Popular among apartment dwellers and those who appreciate modern design, the brand—which is significantly different than Crate & Barrel—offers its chic flatware and kitchen goods, fantastical decor, and collaborations with creatives like Lenny Kravitz and Matthew Williamson to newlyweds.
To get a stylish, relaxed vibe throughout your home, may we suggest a Pottery Barn registry? With design service to help you find the perfect pieces for every room in your house, it's the ideal retailer for couples who are cohabiting for the very first time. If you're a fan of customized, monogrammed housewares, Pottery Barn can add your new moniker to just about anything. You'll get a 10 percent completion discount in the six months following your wedding and a digital gift tracker for keeping tabs on your thank you notes.
The Container Store
It’s super fun to register for all the pretty decor and kitchen goods, but every home needs serious organization, especially when you are combining two separate lives into one. That’s where a registry with The Container Store comes into play. Their product solution and expert advice make creating one cohesive and happy household a breeze. With group gifting and 10 percent off when you complete your registry, there's no limit on how systemized you can make your first home.
This design shop makes luxury attainable, with elevated basics in a chic color palette of white, grey and slate blue. Find bedding, linens, tableware, dinnerware, candles, elegant bathroom essentials, and more. They offer one-on-one consultations, so you'll have help navigating what you need—and want—for your home. Snowe also provides a thank you management program and offers a 15 percent completion discount. Plus, come back to shop “after you defrost your cake top” for a first anniversary special: 15 percent anything you still need for your home.
Dillard's has plenty of incentives for registering with specific brands, including Le Creuset, Michael Aram, Nespresso, and Travelpro. For example, if you register for and receive $800 worth of All-Clad, Dillard's throws in a 9-inch French skillet engraved with your monogram and wedding date, and other items, like KitchenAid, come with a Dilliard’s gift card. Check out all of the completion incentives listed on their site. Plus, after your wedding, Dillard's offers a generous 20 percent completion discount.
Not only is Ethan Allen a leader in home furnishings, but this store is also a leader in wedding registries. Ethan Allen offers couples a complimentary sit-down meeting with their design pros so they can get insider tips on how to design the home of their dreams—and register to make it a reality. Wedding registrants also get free announcement cards and a 15 percent completion discount for six months.
Scandinavian design your thing? IKEA is the answer. Once considered a brand for “college living,” the Swedish retailer has proven they are just as perfect for “adulting.” Whether you're setting up your home for the first time or revamping the place you've already started together, IKEA has everything you'd ever want: cooking essentials, bed and bath basics, trendy accent furniture, organizational necessities, colorful art, comfortable mattresses, and even plants. IKEA also has a wedding registry app you can use straight from your phone, plus a wedding registry inspiration guide to get you on the right path.
With global-inspired textiles, unexpected patterns, and quirky flair, Anthropologie has quickly become a destination for the boho-chic. Search the brand’s collection of dining and kitchen goods, home decor, furniture, and candles for the perfect accent pieces for your home. The e-commerce site makes it easy to shop by categories like glassware, bedding, and even baby essentials, and you’ll get a 15 percent completion discount that’s good for 90 days.
If you already live together and have every single basic you could ever need, you still need to create a wedding registry for guests that prefer not to give monetarily. Enter Restoration Hardware. Cool decorative items with European-inspired style are plentiful here, and for items you loved but didn't receive, you have up to one year after your event to purchase them with a 10 percent completion discount.
Wayfair is an online retailer that has become synonymous with home for many shoppers. On top of its large selection of name brand kitchenware, furniture, and home décor, Wayfair offers curated collections that make it easy for couples to sort through the products and choose what suits their style.
To make the whole experience stress-free, Wayfair lets you control when and where your gifts ship—and even lets you instantly convert gifts to store credit (without your guests knowing) if you change your mind. Wayfair is also one of the wedding registries that offers group gifting and offers a 20% completion discount after the "I do's" are done.
A registry at Jonathan Adler is not about bathroom basics; it’s focused on “glamorous finery.” From kitschy ceramics and colorful textiles to bold lighting fixtures, Jonathan Adler's goods certainly add spunk to any room. Register for big-ticket items, like chandeliers, sofas, or bar carts, as well as eye-catching decor like Vices canisters and cocktail table acrylic game boards. If you’re not sure what you need—or want—download Jonathan’s list of registry musts or check out the brand’s wedding Pinterest board.
If you're looking for top-of-the-line dinnerware, fine linens, and beautiful table accessories, head to the Neiman Marcus wedding registry department. The Dallas-based retailer knows a thing or two about weddings, and they are happy to share nuptial services outside of gifts with you too; registrants have access to bridal gown personal shoppers, travel assistants for honeymoon booking, and 10 percent off Neiman Marcus catering services. There are free shipping and returns, complimentary gift wrapping, online tracking, and a 10 percent registry completion too.
A West Elm registry is practically a must-have for couples looking to fill their first home, thanks to their modern mid-century aesthetic and commitment to responsible retail. Take advantage of their free home stylists that can help you register for the pieces that will upgrade your space. Plus, you can rest easy knowing the brand sources from sustainable forests and organic farms, as well as focuses on handmade, Fair Trade goods. You’ll get 10% off every item left on your registry for six months following your wedding day, and you can include items from their partner brands like Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn all in one registry.
Sue Fisher King
Sue Fisher King is a carefully curated treasure trove of whimsical home furnishings bursting with color and personality. Build your registry with quirky tchotchkes and exquisite sheets.
From bedding to e-books, Walmart is full of all the things you need to make a house and home at affordable prices. Use your smartphone (and the Walmart app) to scan items in-store, like goods from brands including Drew Barrymore Flower Home, KitchenAid, and Martha Stewart, As a thank you, Walmart will provide you with printed registry cards to add to your invitation suite.
Founded by a couple looking for help making their dream honeymoon a reality, Honeyfund is the perfect way for guests to donate to your post-wedding vacation. Guests can donate to your total travel costs or for individual experiences, like dinners out or massages. They can even give toward your airfare, which comes in handy for far-flung destinations like Africa and the South Pacific. Check out Honeyfund’s partner deals too, where you can get a serious discount for booking with brands like Marriott.
Enabling you to create a visually captivating and personal honeymoon registry website, Wanderable personalizes the process of registering for honeymoon contributions. With space for photographs, a storytelling feature, and a specific itemized wish list, Wanderable also allows you to receive your gifts as you wish, whether it be through gift cards (no fees!), a check, or direct deposit. Other perks? This service also offers a free and convenient iPhone app and is especially suited for couples who have not yet settled on a destination— it's easy to experience wanderlust as you use their discovery features.
Whether your honeymoon dream is to backpack through Europe, stay in a beach house in Malibu, or go glamping in Canada, Traveler's Joy will help you set up your honeymoon fund page. The site is easy to use, and all gift redemptions are free for the couple. Contributors can give a gift with cash or check for free.
Outdoorsy and adventurous couples will be thrilled to know that REI has a wedding registry where they can gather all the camping, hiking, climbing, cycling, paddling, running, and yoga gear you’ve had an eye on. Plus, add REI Adventures—outdoor excursions and honeymoon add-ons—to your wish list. REI has partnered with MyRegistry, so your REI items will show up on your universal registry, but you’ll still have access to a 10 percent completion discount on REI.com after your big day.
Since you may find yourself crafting like crazy pre-wedding, one way to help you get some money back is by using the Etsy wedding registry. Not only can you pick out cute gifts and decorations, but you can also help support small businesses and artists all over the world.
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