The thing about today's couples is that many of them - unlike the couples of yesteryear - have lived together, perhaps for several years, before getting married. That means they're likely to have many of the essential items that those yesteryear couples put on their wedding registries.
If this is your situation and you're wracking your brain trying to think of things to put on your wedding registry, no worries. Think about it - you have a bunch of people expecting to buy you and your partner gifts, so now's your chance to put in for the good stuff.
Keep reading for some unique wedding registry ideas that will help you and your significant other start your new chapter together.
After spending all that cash on your wedding, it would be nice to have some extra bucks to take on your honeymoon.
There are several honeymoon registries online that allow you to ask guests to contribute to specific areas (airfare, hotels, tours, etc.) or gift a lump sum. You can also use these registries for travel funds if you're not taking a honeymoon. So if you've always wanted to visit Indonesia, you can ask guests to give gift cards for airlines and hotels.
Let guests know your wishes by providing your honeymoon/travel registry link on your wedding website or on a separate card mailed with your invites.
You may have seen a meme at some point that said, "Collect experiences, not things." Although "stuff" can be handy, if you already have a bunch of it, you might want to ask for non-tangible wedding gifts. Gifts that won't end up collecting dust.
The experience fund is a great alternative to traditional registry items and gives you more than just an adventure (a shared memory!). Places like Simple Registry make it easy to add your wish list experiences for wedding guests to contribute money to. So if you've been wanting to take cooking classes, skydiving lessons, or dance lessons with your S.O., add them to your registry and get excited.
Meal Kit Delivery
In today's busy world, it's hard, if not frustrating, to do frequent shopping for fresh foods, then go home and make delicious, healthy, meals.
Enter meal kit delivery services.
This particular registry item is great for working couples and busy families who want to prepare healthy meals, but don't necessarily want to go through ALL the effort. Meal kits offer a variety of dishes, fresh food items, and easy-to-follow recipes.
Not only will you get easy, delicious meals, but you'll improve your culinary skills. Plus, you'll enjoy opening the boxes to see what's for dinner. It'll be like Christmas all the time!
Essential Kitchen Items
You may already have a blender, but do you have the blender of your dreams? Now is the time to add all those most wanted kitchen appliances to your wedding registry. Some essentials to keep in mind:
- Stand Mixer
- Food Processor
- Dutch Oven
- Chef's Knife
- Paring Knife
- Serrated Knife
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Coffee Maker
Bed and Bath Items
There's nothing quite like cuddling under a really good set of sheets or wrapping yourself in a premium bath towel. Although they're not so unique, new bed and bath items should definitely be on your wedding registry for the simple fact that they bring so much pleasure. Items to consider:
- Flat and Fitted Sheets
- Bath Towels
- Guest Towels
- Hand Towels
- Wash Cloths