Whilst it once was custom for couples to tie the knot before moving in together, these days around 65% of those who get married already share a home. A fact that can make finding the perfect gift even more difficult for wedding guests.
Back in the day, a dining set or toaster would have been sure-fire hits with newlyweds. Now wedding guests have to get creative with gifting to ensure the couple that has everything they need, receive something they actually want!
Gift registries offer helping hands to guests struggling with wedding present buying. With a gift registry, you can point your guests in the right direction.
Online registries have been big news in recent years, here’s why you should go online with your gift list…
There’s tons more choice
Whilst traditional gift registries involve you going into a particular store and choosing a selection of suitable products from their stock, an online gift registry has no such restrictions.
Online gift registries allow you to devise your most-wanted list courtesy of a variety of retailers. This means you have an even wider range of items to choose from.
You can build the ultimate wedding list, adding everything from homeware, garden essentials and camping gear to charitable donations, honeymoon travel items and experiences to your online registry.
A bigger choice of retailers and items will benefit your guests too. Your guests are likely to have varying budgets, but with a more diverse selection of gifts, every guest can find a great present whatever their price range. Some online registries even offer group gifting so guests can team up to buy wedding presents.
They’re super easy to use
Online gift registries are easily accessible for both the couple making them and the guests purchasing presents.
An online gift registry requires minimal time and effort to curate, which will be welcome news in the midst of stressful wedding planning. There are some things you should think about before devising a wedding registry however as WeddingWire explains:
“First, think about your registry in advance. Don’t get click happy right away. Browse through options and really debate what types of gifts are right for you as a couple.
If you’ve already got everything you need in your shared home, consider a honeymoon or experience-based registry.
If you need that stand mixer, browse your options and read reviews (or visit a store in-person) before taking the plunge.”
Guests will also find wedding gifts by buying a breeze with an online registry. As well as being able to browse a range of suitable gifts from their own home or on the go via their smartphone, every wedding guest is just one click away from ordering a gift and having it delivered straight to their door. That’s right, no last minute dash to the shops to purchase a wedding gift!
Want cash instead? No problem!
The vast majority of marrying couples prefer cash gifts, with the money gathered on their wedding day helping them to kick start married life their way.
Whether wedding cash will go towards the honeymoon, home improvement, or another fund, it can be easily and discreetly gifted through an online gift registry.