So, you're getting married. But maybe you've already been together for 20 years and have a kitchen full of Crate and Barrel stuff. Or maybe you think asking for wedding gifts is gauche. Or maybe you don't want to fill out (yet, another) form that says "Bride" and "Groom". I heard from a groom recently who complained that when they registered for gifts at a major retailer, one of them had to be the "bride" on the form, and he's since been bombarded with promotions for brides-only!
Here are the 14 Stories picks for best places to register for your wedding, if you want to do the non-traditional route:
1. Newlywish. Ok, so you want gifts. But you prefer more unique items and prefer to support local businesses - or at least don't want to worry about a form that says Bride and Groom. Check out Newlywish, where you can register across many awesome retailers, and where your guests can have an easy, seamless shopping experience for you. You can even register for experiences like museum memberships and sporting events. You can't buy that at Macy's.
2. Honeyfund. You have the kitchen-full of copper cookware already but know your guests will insist on buying you something. How about contributing towards your honeymoon? Our clients set up honeymoon registries all the time and Honeyfund is my favorite site for it. They don't make you book your honeymoon travel plans through the site but your guests contribute towards experiences you expect you'll have on your honeymoon - like a romantic dinner for two or a couples massage. Customize your Honeyfund page any way you wish. Your guests buy you honeymoon experiences and you get a check from Honeyfund. Can't beat that.
3. HRC. Whether it's the HRC or Freedom to Marry or MENY or another charity, many couples choose to set up a charitable wedding registry instead of a gift registry. HRC and MENY make it easy with their own registry page that your guests can visit to see your profile and make a donation. Help other same-sex couples get equal marriage rights by supporting the work of these fabulous nonprofits!
Did you choose to register for gifts? If so, where?