Blenders and china and towels, oh my! When it comes to wedding registries, couples don’t hold back. They’re ready to stock their house and and start showcasing their inner Chip & Joanna Gaines. We know building a registry is one of the best parts about getting married for a couple, but what about how easy it makes it for the guests to find great gifts? From contributing to the honeymoon to group-gifting, online wedding registries have taken gift giving to the next level! We’ve mapped out our go-to gifting hacks to make sure you can relax and enjoy celebrating with the newlyweds.
Live by the Registry
We know you love the couple and want to get them something unique, but if they didn’t register for it, DON’T BUY IT. That’s it. Hard and fast rule. If you just can’t control yourself and see something you know would be perfect, be sure to pair it with an item you purchased off the registry. This way, the couple can appreciate your thoughtfulness, while also knowing that you paid attention to their wishes. Hate everything on their registry? Don’t worry, it’s 2017, now you can register to contribute to someone’s honeymoon, new house, or even a romantic dinner!
Don’t be Scared of a Good Deal
See something on a couple’s registry for cheaper elsewhere? Awesome! Snag it up. The couple doesn’t mind where you purchase the item from, as long as it’s what they asked for. Don’t worry if the item is less than on the registry; your friends don’t care about how much you spend, just that you were thoughtful enough to give a gift in the first place. Be sure to head back to their online registry and mark the item as “purchased,” because nobody needs two KitchenAid mixers (unless you’re a pro baker, in which case, please invite us to your wedding).
Go Big with a Group Gift
Want to make a big impression without breaking the bank? Grab your friends and take out your credit cards! It’s the new-age of wedding registries, and that means that those super expensive gifts can now be covered by a group of friends. What better way to make a big impression than by giving a big group gift? The couple will love you and your friends will think you’re a rockstar for coming up with such a great gift idea!
Let your Postal Worker do the Work
So now that you’ve decided on what exactly to get the new couple, how is your gift going to get there? Between destination weddings and multi-location celebrations, the logistics of getting your gift to the couple can be a nightmare. Luckily, that’s where the glory of the registry steps in. Purchase the item from their online registry and have it shipped directly to their home! You don’t have to lug it around, they don’t have to worry about transporting it home, and best of all, no one has to lose a finger trying to wrap an awkwardly shaped box. While we’re all about the ease of this new-age gift giving, be sure to sprinkle a bit of tradition on the day and pick up a card for the big day!
There you have it, a great gift purchased and delivered without ever leaving your couch. Feeling relieved from the gift giving pressure? Great, now that you’re done stressing over the gift, you can worry about the fun stuff, like what you’re going to wear (and no, you still can't wear white)!