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Alternatives to a Traditional Registry

Weddings have morphed and changed a lot over the years. With that, so have wedding gift registries. Many millennial couples value travel and experiences over the traditional domestic themed wedding gifts. On the other hand, if they do want and need household items, they’re more prone to choosing casual housewares over formal serving dishes and tableware.  If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place because we’ve got 4 alternatives to a traditional registry just for you! Instead of dreading picking out items you know you’ll never use, get excited about creating a registry that is true to who you are! 

Honeymoon Fund

Worried about how you’re going to pay for your honeymoon? Or, worried you won’t be able to take one at all? In comes the honeymoon fund! Instead of a traditional wedding registry, have your guests contribute to your honeymoon fund instead! We love the trend of having a hand-painted globe on the gifts table with a slit in the top for your guests to drop their contribution. Or, use Honeyfund to make the process super simple and fun for your guests! They’ll be able to choose from contributing to your airfare, hotel, or even excursions for the two of you! And one more thing, don’t be worried that asking for cash is tacky; it’s quickly becoming common practice! People want to give you what you actually want! 

Charitable Donation

Skipping the normal registry and asking your guests to donate to charity instead is an awesome option. Especially if you live together and already own all the household items you’d normally ask for. You can select a charity that’s the most meaningful to you and your future spouse, or pick a few charities and let your guests choose where they’d like their donation to go! The Good Beginning makes the process super simple and easy.

New Home Fund

If buying a new home is the first item on your marital to-do list, this is the option for you! How cool would it be to have all of your wedding guests involved in your first home in a small way?! Plus, your guests will love contributing to such a practical purchase. The Knot Cash Funds will provide information to your guests about what exactly their contributions will be used for. If you already own a house, you can choose something else that you’d need as a newlywed couple! 

Nontraditional Gift Registries 

If you do want a registry, you still don’t have to go the traditional route when it comes to gifts. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you actually want! Want a meal box subscription? Ask for it! Would you rather be gifted experiences versus tangible items? Go for it! Don’t be afraid to ask for a couple’s spa day, or cooking classes, or anything! You could even frame it as “Future Date Night Gifts.” The bottom line is, your guests want to give you what you want and what you will actually use. 

Are you more of a traditional or nontraditional registry kind of bride?? Let us know in the comments, or head over to our Facebook page and group to join in on all the wedding fun! 

Alternatives to a Traditional Registry | Texoma Bride Guide Blog
Alternatives to a Traditional Registry | Texoma Bride Guide Blog

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