3 CREATIVE REGISTRY IDEAS
Wedding registries have evolved over the last couple of decades, moving from clichéd kitchen appliances to pieces of designer luggage. Some of the more unique registries are being seen across the country, with couples asking their guests to contribute to bigger things.
Some couples have opted for creating a honeymoon registration. Guests can browse the website the couple has registered with and are able to purchase them things to make their honeymoon more enjoyable. The newlyweds may have listed scuba diving lessons, a bottle of champagne and strawberries, or a portion of the airfare. Everything purchased will contribute to a wonderful honeymoon that family and friends have helped make even more memorable.
There are couples that may feel like they don’t need anything from their guests, or that they just don’t like receiving gifts. In case like these some people ask for charitable donations. Couples can list one or numerous foundations on their wedding website and as guests to contribute in lieu of purchasing a present. Couples can register with websites that offer to set up wedding registries, such as JustGive.org. This allows couples to pay it forward and help contribute to causes close to their hearts, with no additional costs to their guests.
DOWN PAYMENT REGISTRIES
Though it seems taboo, plenty of couples getting married ask for money to help start their life together. One of the biggest trends is using those monetary gifts for a down payment on a house or home renovations. There are registries that can help set everything up, but it is important to remember that they usually take a small percentage of the gifted money. Couples can simply announce that they are saving for a new home and ask guests for cash gifts to help with the down payment. It’s a practical kind of wedding registry that many are finding useful in today’s high real estate markets.
Leah Morrison is a Toronto-based writer who loves weddings, boating, and Oreos. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and her blog.