It’s always important to follow your passions, and in picking items for your registry, we say, go for it. Now more than ever, it’s easy to add unusual but cool things for your registry that incorporate what you love to do, or what you like to eat, or even where you like to go. Take a look at these sites offering more than blenders and china as you set up your new life as a married couple.
FOR HONEYMOONS AND BEYOND
Whether you’ve heard of Honeyfund or not, you might not know all the possibilities this site offers. Honeyfund is a fundraising platform. It is a crowdfunding site for weddings, honeymoons, down payments, charities, and more. If you feel weird asking for money, this is a great, totally acceptable way to get help paying for your honeymoon or even a down payment on your 1st home. Also, it will sync with your other registries, so you can still have a more traditional registry as well.
FOR THE CHARITABLE
The Good Beginning is dedicated to creating registries for charitable causes throughout the world. You can add more than one registry, and The Good Beginning will track who and how much has been donated as the donations come in, making thank you notes a breeze. This streamlined process makes it easy for guests to give, and easy for you to be informed about their generosity.
FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY A BEVERAGE
The Thirsty Nest is “the first wine and spirits registry for the modern couple.” You can select wines and spirits, along with barware on this registry site. Curated with the help of experts from The Wine Enthusiast, this site really has unusual but cool things for your registry. (Even if you don’t like to drink, check it out for the great barware. There are really great looking bar carts, decanters, glasses, and more).
FOR ART LOVERS
Registries are intended to give guests a place to get you what you want, and originally, that meant for setting up your new home. Whether your home is new or not, if you love art, you should know about UGallery. The experts at this site curate art and their experts will help you figure out what type of art you might like, what room it could work best in, and has art delivered right to your door.
If you’re looking for an art experience but aren’t ready to be a collector, consider registering for a museum membership. This is a great way to add an experience to your registry, that you can use over and over again.
FOR FOOD LOVERS
Yes, you can get restaurant certificates as wedding gifts, but another idea that’s unique and great for those that love to cook is a CSA membership. Community Supported Agriculture is a way to get local, seasonal food directly from farmers. When you get a membership or subscription, you’re getting a “share” which can be a box or bag of vegetables, and might include other farm products, each week throughout the farming season.
Here’s a list of farms in the Minneapolis area that participate in CSAs. Contact them to see if you can set up a way to incorporate their CSA into your wedding registry.