Trying to choose the right wedding registry for your home and life together? Here are three popular options to consider when you're planning for your wedding day.
A Traditional Wedding Registry
A traditional wedding registry is basically any wedding registry in which you are registering for actual gifts. But these gifts can be as nontraditional as you want. Some couples choose to register for toasters, blenders, and throw pillows. Others prefer a list filled with guitars, video games, and family-sized bags of Cheetos. The goal is to pick items that will help you start your new life together. Department stores are the usual go-to for this, but these days you can also find wedding registry options at your favorite boutique stores and websites, including some really amazing all-in-one online registry alternatives.
A Honeymoon Wedding Registry
For couples who already have most of the necessary household items, or who are more focused on adventures, honeymoon registries are a great way to go. You can register for everything on your honeymoon, from airline tickets to spa treatments. When your guests go online to purchase a gift for you, they can choose between the different experiences, rather than just giving you a cash amount, which helps add meaning to the gifts and makes them feel more personal — an option some of your more traditional guests will enjoy.
A Charity Wedding Registry
Another option for couples who already have what they need is a charity registry. This is especially fitting if you and your soon-to-be spouse already have a cause that's near and dear to your hearts, and these registries are certainly a way to give your wedding event an even deeper meaning. One useful piece of advice: Especially if you want to support a political cause, it's nice to choose more than one charity so that all of your guests (even those with different opinions) can donate to something that also has significance for them.
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