FROM CASH-ONLY TO HONEYMOON FUNDS TO CURATED HOME DÉCOR, HERE ARE NINE FUN NEW OPTIONS TO TRADITIONAL REGISTRIES.
Want to use your registry to decorate your home, pay for parts of your honeymoon or get straight cash? Consider Blueprint Registry. Decorate your home one room at a time with its custom blueprint building feature, add gift ideas from any website, merge registries from other stores, add honeymoon activities and cash gifts and make any item a group gift with just one click. So easy!
Buy Our Honeymoon
Let traveling the world, or just a part of it, be your wedding gift by registering a dream trip with Buy Our Honeymoon. Plane tickets, activities, hotel nights and farewell drinks show up like product items on any other registry. When guests choose one, the funds are either sent to you via Stripe or Paypal or given in person on your wedding day.
Not sure what to add to your registry? Shop more than 250 retailers once the big day is done with Card Avenue, the first gift card registry. Instead of adding products, you select gift cards to stores for certain amounts that guests can either buy in full or contribute to. The set-up takes just a few minutes.
The Denver-based online interior design company has gone into the registry business. Sign up and you’ll be paired with an interior designer who will help you find gift options from more than 200 retailers that match your style and design goals. You can also sort through options with the help of your designer if you’d like to pick items yourself. Guests can donate towards any item or give them as a group.
Seven Hopes United
Use your gift registry to give back. This online retailer offers only products from fair trade, ethical companies so you know that the people who made them were treated well and received a fair wage. Even better: For every 10 items purchased, Seven Hopes United will make a donation in your honor to provide mosquito nets to African families to protect them from malaria and other insect-borne diseases.
You can add anything and everything—including activities like cooking classes and skydiving—here. The Simple Registry difference? Family and friends can suggest items they love through your registry with a custom tool, and all gifts are redeemable as cash. Running low on time? The Instant Registry feature allows you to have a complete gift list in under 30 seconds.
Wanderable will help get you where you want to go after the wedding. Guests can give a whole activity, night, etc., or contribute to an activity. Have the amount sent to you by check or directly deposited in your account. Guests can send a note with Wanderable’s signature boxes and envelopes or print a complimentary gift notification they’ll get via email.
How do all-cash gifts sound? With Zankyou, you get the funds to purchase gifts yourself. A few things you can add to your registry list: products, your “buying a house” fund, your honeymoon, activities and charity donations.
This all-in-one registry is all about making the gifting process easy. In addition to being able to add any item from any state, import registries from other sites and manage your registry on its app, Zola offers free shipping, lets you exchange gifts before you receive them, matches any lower price you find on a registry item, sends a list of who bought what gift when, sends bonus gifts when certain items are purchased and gives you 10 percent off the entire Zola site for a year after your wedding date. Newlywish has similar benefits.
TIME TO WRAP IT UP
Question: What’s better than a handwritten card? Answer: A personalized video that makes you feel like you’re opening your gifts alongside the friends or family who sent them. With Vift, they can create a personalized video connected to your gift via a tracking number or delivery time. Within about 60 seconds of the shipping company registering the delivery of your gift, Vift sends the video to you in an email or text message.