Your Wedding Gift Registry Guide

Wedding Gift Registries are the newest and most popular way to manage your wedding gifting challenges. A Wedding Gift Registry is the most convenient way to inform your guests of what gifts you want or need, which eliminates the risk of receiving some white elephants from those aunts who just don’t know what to buy. But even gift registries have evolved – couples who have been living together for a long time might not want or need conventional household items. Many couples are opting for alternative registry options – from Help Me Fund My Honeymoon to Charitable Donations. Here are our top picks for any type of Registry you might want.

Your Wedding Gift Registry Guide

Traditional Gifting

One of our absolute favourite Wedding Gift Registry services is Yuppiechef. They have established themselves as one of the most popular e-comm sites in South Africa, and for good reason! From free delivery to an extensive range of household products, they offer unparalleled service. Their Wedding Registry is so easy to set up, all done electronically, and they will deliver all the gifts after your wedding when you’re ready. They have a wide variety of products, from kitchen necessities to tableware, you’re sure to fill your home with gorgeous gifts.

For gift registries that allow you to go to a store to pick out your gifts, this can be a fun day out for you both. Each one will have the opportunity to pick the things they really like, plus – using the barcode scanner to choose the gifts is really fun!

Other great Wedding Gift Registry services are:

  • Carrol Boyes
  • @Home
  • Boardmans
  • Le Creuset
  • Mr Price Home

Unconventional Gifting

Some couples have everything they need and opt for different types of registries. For couples who dream of an exotic location for their honeymoon, but cannot afford it, there are services that allow you to have your guests contribute to your honeymoon fund. Try honeymoonfund.co.za or justhoneymoons.co.za

There are also couples who would prefer a financial gift to help with debt or home improvements. While it is not taboo, some people still consider this to be in poor taste. You can keep it classy by having your maid of honour or best man inform the guests in advance that cash deposits can be made into a special account, or your can set up an online money box, which is great for group collections. Try candystick.co.za, which will allow you to transfer the contributions to your own account after the wedding.

There is also a new trend for couples to ask guests to donate to a charity instead of purchasing gifts. This is a great idea for couples who live abroad and cannot take all the gifts home, or couples who have a cause close to their hearts, like Anti-Poaching or Conservation. If you want to set this up, be sure to research the organisation properly to ensure your guests’ contributions are well spent.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you give your guests enough options to choose from, and keep the price range varied. Ensure that you have low-value items as well as high-value items, and a little something in between. A good rule of thumb for the number of gifts is to have double the amount of gifts than guests. That way there is more than enough to choose from.

 

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