These 6 Websites Will Consolidate & Organize Your Wedding Registries
Wedding registries—and the process of creating them—have taken on a whole new look in recent years: Local boutiques are winning out over big box stores, iPads have replaced barcode scanners and many couples are opting to go online and piece together their entire wish list from the comfort of their couch.
Planning your wedding registry is also easier than ever now thanks to the many websites that allow you to gather your gift lists from multiple stores into one pretty little spot. We love this option because it really lets you personalize your registry with a variety of items that make the most sense for you, and because many of them have mobile apps, it’s super simple for you to manage what’s already been purchased and what’s still up for grabs.
Here, we break down six sites worth checking out.
Blueprint: This convenient, free site makes shopping for your registry a fun, interactive process for both you and your guests. Start building your dream home by searching for gifts by room (this way you don’t miss any essentials you haven’t thought of!) before adding items from well-known retailers like Pottery Barn, Sur la Table and West Elm. You can also designate group gifts that multiple guests can go in on, and register for your honeymoon, cash gifts or other experiences. Their “Add to Blueprint” button also allows you to add any gift from any website (local retailers included!) to your registry, too.
Honeyfund: For the couple whose home is already pretty well-stocked with everyday housewares, honeymoon funds are a welcomed alternative to classic wedding gifts. If this is the case for you, check out Honeyfund, a free service which lets you register for of the elements that make up your dream honeymoon. Have your guests contribute to the cost of plane tickets, hotel stays, dinners and activities—Honeyfund makes it easy to plan your entire trip from start to finish.
NewlyWish: If you’re not sure what you need or where to begin, NewlyWish’s starter collections—which are filled with the must-haves that couples generally register for—will guide you in the right direction. They’ve curated thousands of products from over 50 independent shops and brands to give you a unique registry experience you won’t find elsewhere. Once you’ve selected all of the everyday items you need, check out the experiences (museum memberships, sports games, interior design services) and honeymoon ideas they’ve selected for you too. NewlyWish is free for brides- and grooms-to-be.
Simple Registry: The name says it all: With one click you can add any item from any website to your free Simple Registry page, which you can customize with photos and a message to your guests. And if you’re out at the mall and happen to see an item that you must have, a quick scan of the barcode will plop it right onto your registry, too. After your Big Day, all of the gifts are redeemable as cash so if you happened to change your mind about a gift or two, there’s tons of flexibility. They make organizing and keeping track of your thank-you’s super simple as well.
Thankful: This elegant, easy-to-use site tracks your entire wish list on one page so your guests can see everything from honeymoon contributions and charity donations to gift cards and traditional gifts all at once. Here you can add items from any online store to your registry, though your guests have the option of purchasing their gifts elsewhere if they find a better price or prefer to buy in-store. Your Thankful registry comes with a $30 fee for 12 months.
Zola: Flexibility is key for couples who build their registry with Zola, a no-cost service that gives you complete freedom to design your wish list exactly how you want to. You can choose from their curated selection of kitchen, tabletop and houseware gifts; add items from any store on the web; and register for experiences, services or cash funds. Zola offers group-gifting for larger items and they give the couple the option to choose the ship dates for each item, too.
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