by Elizabeth Mitchell, BRIDES
Long gone are the days of cookie cutter wedding registries! Now, there's a gifting option out there to suit practically any couple's wants and needs. Whether you're in the market for a new home or have absolutely no space at your place, we've got a registry for you.
1. The Hipster/Artsy Couple: SimpleRegistry
Because registering at traditional stores like Bloomingdales and Crate & Barrel isn't for everyone. You prefer to pick and choose one-of-a-kind gifts from unique boutiques around the Internet (and on, Etsy, of course). Luckily, with SimpleRegistry, you can do just that. Heck, you can even register for nontangibles, such as cooking classes and skydiving sessions with your man. Literally nothing is off limits!
2. The Adventurous Couple: Honey Fund
If you and your groom treasure experiences over cooking utensils and throw pillows, then Honey Fund is definitely the registry for you. Guests can contribute money toward your honeymoon, helping you purchase plane tickets, hotel rooms, spa services, swanky dinners and pretty much any other adventure you can think of while on vacation.
3. The Big City/Small Apartment Couple: Card Avenue
Live in a small apartment in a big city and have absolutely no room for new things? Card Avenue feels your pain. Instead of registering for barware and fancy china, which would be cool if you actually had the space for it, you can get gift cards to all your favorite stores. And the best part is, the cards have no expiration date so you can feel free to cash in when you have more space.
4. The Charitable Couple: I Do Foundation
Supporting a cause you're passionate about means so much more to you and your groom than receiving material things. Sound familiar? If so, register at I Do Foundation. Your family and friends can donate to the charity or charities of your choice, and the site makes it super simple to know who gave what to where and how much. That way, thank you cards aren't a total pain in the butt.
5. The Design-Loving Couple: Chairish
If you're looking for one-of-a-kind vintage items for your home, Chairish's marketplace, where pre-approved design experts can buy and sell unique items, is for you. You can even guide your guests to our own Senior Wedding Style Editor Kate Donovan's curated boutique of newlywed musts.
6. The House Hunting Couple: Hatch My House
You've been living together for forever and already have all the basics covered. And while Honeyfund sounds super appealing, a house is what you both truly desire. Only problem is, you can't afford the down payment right now. Enter Hatch My House: the ideal wedding registry for couples saving up to buy, design or renovate the home of their dreams.
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