How many weddings have you been to where you get two choices of registries. I'm guessing quite a few! If you don't need a toaster and a lemon zester, have a read of these five wedding registries you've probably never heard of!
This registry is for the fun, sophisticated, modern couple, where they can register for wine and spirits! You can select specific bottles and also barware for your new home, and they really have something for everyone. Choose something off their 1-Click-Registry Essentials list, or create a selection for your wedding specifically! This one is definitely for the cool couple everyone wants to hang out with on the weekend!
This is a new site, all about allowing couples to register for "gifts that make an emotional, financial, and social impact". You begin by choosing a charity off their list for a percentage of each gift to go toward, and on your page you can explain to your guests why you've chosen the charity and why it's important to you! The benefits are pretty win-win: It costs you nothing to register for gifts on Give:Tendr, a charity of your choice automatically receives a percentage of every gift you get, and your givers are given the option to make their purchase tax-deductible! The current charities include: Action Against Hunger, Americares, American Red Cross, Muddy Paws Rescue and many more! If you don't see the charity you're after, you can always request it and they will reach out to get them on board!
This registry is essentially like crowdfunding your honeymoon! Personally, I think this is a brilliant idea. Many couples are already living together prior to getting married and may already have a lot of typical home items on common registries. This option allows your guests to be a part of allowing you and your partner to go on an adventure where you can make great, lasting memories! Travelers Joy is free to use, and the best part? It automatically generates a list of all your guests, the gifts they provided, and their full contact information so you can easily create your thank-you cards: insert praise-hands emoji!
On the other side of the coin, you could chose a registry where your friends and family help you, literally, build a home! Feather Our Nest allows you to post photos of exactly what kind of 'nest' you and your husband are hoping to create, such as a new nursery, an addition, or a remodeled kitchen. This way, no one has to take the time to wrap a small appliance that may potentially go un-used, and you get to specify exactly the type of gift or contribution you are after. On a bigger scale, you can use this registry to fund a down payment on your dream home. If that doesn't say "be a part of starting our new lives", I don't know what does!
Finally, I can practically guarantee you haven't heard of this one! I may need to take back what I said about the cool couple- the coolest couples definitely have registered for pizza over high-tech toasters! With the Dominos' Registry, your guests can gift you vouchers for varying amounts of pizza for different occasions. It's simple, easy-to-navigate, and perfectly cheesy. We're guessing the groom out there will love this one!
Goli Parvinian is a bridal enthusiast and masters student living in Melbourne, Australia. Over the past few years, she has worked for bridal brands in her hometown of Chicago, New Zealand and New York City. You can typically find her in a cafe, face-timing her nieces or out on a long run.