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Our Nine Favorite Wedding Registries & Why

January 26, 2024

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With an overwhelming number of options of where to register, consider this a simple, easy and fun guide on what we’ve narrowed down to nine of our favorite wedding registries. We’ll discuss what makes each selection unique and their pro’s and con’s to consider as you make your selections.

Our Pro Tip for Selecting your Registries: 

We recommend selecting a maximum of two to three options for your registry. Offering more than three can become overwhelming for both yourself and your guests.  Consider diversifying through price points and experience. For example, you might select two higher end sites and one with a variety of price points – or – a high end site and a honeymoon fund, or a charity you support. 

1) Target Why is it Unique: Target is a staple for stocking up on cute home goods at affordable prices Plus, its registry allows select cash gifts through Honeyfund.

The Pros:

  • Target offers a wide selection of affordable home goods across multiple categories, including bedding, decor, kitchenware, and electronics.
  • 15% completion discount of off any items left on your registry.
  • Strong reputation for customer service and support.
  • Over 2,000 in store shopping locations 
  • One year return policy 

The Cons: 

  • Some customers have reported issues with availability of certain items or delayed shipping
  • The registry website can be somewhat difficult to navigate

2) Over the Moon. Why it’s Unique: Consider a high-end registry, over The Moon combines a curated shop of home goods and apparel with flexible options to make cash gifts, donations or contribute to honeymoon activities.

The Pros: 

  • The registry offers a personalized and highly customized experience, with a dedicated registry concierge to help couples create their perfect registry.
  • Carries both housewares and fashion
  • Offers store credit if you change your mind about a gift

The Cons:

  • The highly curated nature of the registry may not appeal to couples who prefer a wider selection of options or more personalization.
  • No completion discounts
  • Only 15 days to make returns, with approval

3) Honeyfund. Why it’s Unique: An easy, innovative fee free way for guests to contribute to your honeymoon or travel experiences.

The Pros: 

  • Fee free 
  • Gift amounts can be applied to travel plans or other Honeyfund partners
  • Option for cash deposited to your bank account
  • Honeyfund has a reputation for excellent customer service.

The Cons: 

  • Some guests may be hesitant to contribute to a registry that only offers non-traditional gifts, which can limit the number of contributions received.
  • Honeyfund takes a 3.5% fee from couples who receive cash gifts to their bank accounts

4) Zola Why it’s Unique: Zola is a one-stop online shop for every kind of wedding gift, including cash gifts, and experiences. 

The Pros:

  • Zola offers a wide selection of high-quality home goods across multiple categories, including bedding, decor, kitchenware, and electronics.
  • The registry offers a completion discount of 20 Percent off any items left on your registry.
  • Reputation for personalization and advanced features, including the ability to create cash funds or add experiences to your registry.

The Cons: 

  • Some customers have reported issues with availability of certain items or delayed shipping
  • Zola’s advanced features and personalization options can be overwhelming for some users, and may require more time and effort to set up and manage.

5) Pottery Barn Why it’s Unique: Custom Monogramming, need we say more? 

The Pros: 

  • Pottery Barn offers a wide selection of high-quality home goods across multiple categories, including furniture, decor, bedding, and kitchenware.
  • Free design services 
  • 10 Percent completion discount of off any items left on your registry.
  • Reputation for quality and customer service.

The Cons: 

  • Some customers have reported issues with availability or delayed shipping,
  • The registry may not offer as much variety or selection in certain categories compared to other registry options.

6) Crate & Barrel. Why it’s Unique: Crate & Barrel is considered a high-end luxury brand and will always be a leader in classy, modern furnishings and home goods. 

The Pros: 

  • Crate & Barrel offers a wide selection of high-quality home goods across multiple categories, including furniture, decor, bedding, and kitchenware.
  • 15 Percent completion discount off any items left on your registry.
  • Easy group gifting option. 
  • Reputation for quality and customer service.

The Cons: 

  • Some customers have reported issues with availability or delayed shipping.
  • 90-day return policy on non-furniture items

7) West Elm. Why it’s Unique: West Elm’s curated a selection of eco-conscious goods that are sustainably sourced, Fair Trade Certified™, organic, handcrafted, GREENGUARD Gold Certified, and even pieces from local makers. Who doesn’t feel good about that? 

The Pros: 

  • West Elm offers a wide selection of modern and contemporary home goods across multiple categories, including furniture, decor, bedding, and kitchenware.
  • 15 Percent completion discount off any items left on your registry.
  • Concierge services to assist with your registry
  • Reputation for sustainability and ethical practices.

The Con: Some customers have reported issues with shipping or receiving damaged items

8) Amazon. Why it’s Unique: You can find almost anything here making your registry a highly customizable experience that’s easy for your guest to shop.

The Pros:

  • Huge selection of home goods across multiple categories, including electronics, kitchenware, decor, and more, and more, and more. 
  • 10 Percent completion discount off any items left on your registry.
  • Reputation for fast and reliable shipping.
  • If your guest is a part of Amazon prime they will receive free shipping.

The Cons:

  • Some customers have reported issues with duplicate items or incorrect shipments
  • Selection process can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to find specific items without a direct link.
  • 180-day return policy.

9) Macy’s Why it’s Unique: Major discounts on wedding looks and personalized assistance and fabulous china patterns make Macy’s a classic place to register.

The Pro’s

  • Macy’s offers a wide selection of high-quality home goods across multiple categories, including bedding, decor, kitchenware, and fine china.
  • 10-20% completion discount off any items left on your registry. 
  • Concierge services to assist with your registry.

The Con’s

  • Some customers have reported issues with shipping or receiving damaged items
  • The registry may not offer as much selection in certain categories compared to other registry options.
  • 90-day return policy

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