A Tasty New Trend in Wedding Registries!
by Christina Child


As you plan your wedding, you have enough to worry about. From choosing the best photo albums, finding an online wedding invitation maker and which registry to use will consume your day. Speaking of registries, the days of registries filled with crockpots and white towels are long gone.  In recent years we've seen the emergence of unconventional wedding gift registries, including: cash only, honeymoon experiences, down payments for houses, future children's college funds, and charitable donations.

But what about a registry for foodies?  I recently discovered a genius idea... restaurant registries.  Friends and family buy restaurant gift certificates picked out by the bride & groom to dining establishments in the city where the wedding couple lives... ranging from inexpensive, favorite spots to that-place-that's-a-little-pricier-than-we-normally-go-for.  Cooking classes, food tours, and food/wine delivery subscriptions are a great addition too!

This is a fantastic idea for lots of reasons.  The average age at which most people get married is rising - and more people are cohabiting before marriage - so most couples already own the majority of household items that appear on the standard wedding registry.

Even better, a restaurant registry provides a year (maybe more!) of built-in, free date nights!  Couples are bound to have dinner out once a week anyway...  With a stockpile of restaurant gift cards they have the perfect excuse to try that place they've been wanting to without breaking the bank!

What do you think about this idea?  Would you opt for a food-based registry?

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