Unique Wedding Registry Ideas
Best Wedding Registry Ideas
and Wedding Gift Buying Etiquette
Couples are registering for experiences to have together! Zola.com even offers experiences based on your city! In Chicago, we love the Indoor Sky Diving and the Golf Lesson with a PGA Pro. LA offers private sushi lessons, an evening Hollywood helicopter tour and hot air balloon rides. Other fun items include gift certificates to Aur B&B’s, NASCAR rides, Soul Cycle Classes, wine tasting and scuba diving for 2!
Another hot item are monthly subscriptions, which is way cool, as your gifts will keep coming long after the wedding festivities simmer down – you can choose personalized coffee, cheese, wine, beer, farm to table… even a monthly massage subscription – sign.me.up!
Many clients choose to max out their budget to secure the very best wedding photographer possible (as they should!) which means they may put off ordering their actual wedding album, as that is an investment as well. Some companies, like Artifact Uprising, offer the most gorgeous, high quality albums that you can register for, and make your album yourself after you receive all the images. These are absolutely beautiful and completely customizable.
Another item worthy of splurging on in your registry is luggage! You will need for your honeymoon and beyond… investing in high quality luggage is a necessity as you start your new lives together. And who doesn’t want matching luggage with your new spouse? I mean, I would!
Common wedding guest registry questions...
(1) Should we stick to the registry? Yes! Couples have spent a lot of time working on a collection of items they really want or need.
(2) When should we give a gift? Right after you receive the invitation, send a gift and check it off your ‘to do’ list
(3) Is it okay to go in on a “big gift” even if I’m in the wedding party? Absolutely! A great idea would be to have the bridesmaids (or groomsmen) gift the couple one of the couples larger group items.
(4) Should we bring a gift to the wedding? No. Whether the wedding is in town or destination, please have the gift shipped to the couple’s home. There is added stress for the bride and groom to keep track of gifts received on their wedding day; there is chance it could get lost; and the couple may be leaving the next day for their honeymoon. Shipping is most considerate and appreciated.
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