Where to Register your Wedding
Paperia | June 2014
It has been a longstanding social convention for couples to register for household items at a department store upon their engagement. A wedding registry communicates to gift-givers the couple’s preferences and items that they will need.
In the past, couples would marry young and would not have many of the household items needed to create a home – items like a blender, toaster, bed linens, and towels. Popular big-box stores that do cater to traditional home good wedding registries include: Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Target, and Kohl’s.
Today, however, couples are marrying older. On average, women are 27 and men are 29 years old when they wed. Typically, the couple has lived independently already and are bringing more of these household items into the marriage from the start.
As a result, wedding registries are becoming simultaneously more creative and more practical and are shifting towards WANTS instead of NEEDS. These sites offer creative ideas and user-friendly interfaces so that modern day couples can enjoy modern day gifts. There’s a little something for everyone. Happy scanning.
Honeymoon Registry: http://www.honeyfund.com/
Cash for a Home Down Payment: http://www.uponourstar.com/
Gift Card Registry: http://www.cardavenue.com/
Charitable Donations: https://www.idofoundation.org/