It’s not that I’m not jazzed about the idea of someone buying us a gravy boat and a cheeseboard that we’ll only use “when company comes over”, but the idea of putting it on some list and asking someone to buy it for us… I don’t know. It just feels a little…
“Icky” isn’t the right word. But when you and your fiancé are almost thirty years old, with decent jobs and a fully stocked apartment… I’m sorry, why are we asking Grandma to buy us a $75 gravy boat? Isn’t she basically living off of her life savings at this point?
If you and your partner have been looking for registry alternatives that don’t include a gravy boat, or if you’re interested in using this as an opportunity to give back, here are six options that don’t require you to pick out a china pattern.
(And, yes, one of them includes pizza. You’re welcome.)
This may be one you’ve already heard of. Honeyfund is “the honeymoon registry”. Instead of asking Grandma to buy you a Kate Spade toaster, ask her if she’ll donate to your honeymoon fund. Not only can guests donate to your travel costs, but they can also pay for your “experiences” while you’re there (dinners out, local activities, spa services, etc). The nice thing about this honeymoon registry in particular is that they partner with travel brands, which means you may be able to get a nice discount for booking with brands like Marriott.
- Just Giving
This is a charitable registry that allows guests to donate to a non-profit of your choice. So if you already have everything you need, you can use this as an opportunity to give back to those who may not. Wedding guests can give to a foundation of your choice in your honor.
- The Little Market
The Little Market is a non-profit founded by Lauren Conrad that offers ethically sourced, artisan-made housewares and decor. All profits go to The Little Market’s artisan partners in disadvantaged or impoverished communities throughout twenty countries around the world. Guests will feel good about their purchase knowing that the proceeds are going to a good cause.
- ACME Wines
Get a head start on your wine collection! This boutique wine shop is home to some of the most exclusive wines in California. Prices range anywhere from $25 to over $200. The wine shop can work with you individually to create a wine registry that your guests can choose from. Cheers!
- Domino’s Pizza
Yep. I told you I was’t kidding. There really is a Domino’s Wedding Registry. It’s real. (Click on the link above to start creating your own). Whether you want to stock up on pizza credits for your Netflix and Chill nights, or if you just want to make your guests smile, you can add Domino’s gift cards in increments up to $100 on your wedding registry.
There’s a chance that you’re ordering a ton of stuff from Etsy during wedding planning. So you’ve seen all of the cute things that you can buy on there. Support small businesses and artists all over the world by registering on Etsy for all the cute things.