Today wraps up the Ultimate Wedding Registry Guide. If you've missed the previous posts, make sure you read them:
- Etiquette + Basics
- The Kitchen Checklist
- The Bathroom Checklist
- The Bedroom Checklist
- Decor & Miscellaneous Checklist
Today, I'm going to talk about some alternative registries. Some of you are in your 30s+ and have already established a well-stocked home. While you still want to register for a few items to satisfy the traditional or older guests, you can also consider alternative registries.
The Honeymoon Registry
This is becoming more and more popular. Honeyfund has made it possible for your guests to contribute to your honeymoon of a lifetime. If you're more interested in experiences than gifts, this is an excellent option for you. Your guests can choose from a variety of options such as horseback riding, cooking class, a spa day, snorkeling, or even contributing towards your airfare.
The House-Fund Registry
If you're looking to buy or build your first home together, you may want to consider a house-fund that allows your guests to contribute towards your downpayment. Some of your guests would like to give you cash, and this is one way they'll know exactly where their money is going.
The Charity Registry
If you two love giving back, then you may want to go this route. You can choose your favorite charity, and then your guests can choose to make a donation in your names.
The All-Inclusive Registries
Some online registries like Zola, NewlyWish, and Blueprint Registry will allow you to register for everything from your kitchen towels to your bath mats to experiences like cooking classes. You may consider registering at one of these sites, but make sure you also register at a brick-and-mortar store for those traditional guests or those who don't shop online.
That's it, friends! Your Ultimate Wedding Registry Guide is complete. However...here is one last surprise. Click below to download the Ultimate Wedding Registry Guide Checklist that you can print and take with you (while your man is armed with the scanning gun). Make it a date night!