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Wedding Registry Tips

Spencer Special Events - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

There are so many exciting parts of planning a wedding, but there's one that gets many shopping-loving brides (and a few grooms, too!) truly jazzed -- and that's registering for wedding gifts! Registering for wedding gifts is a time honored tradition dating back to the 1920's when a popular department store (Marshall Field's) introduced the concept. It's not "greedy" to register, many guests appreciate learning what your style is and seeing exactly what you want. Most guests truly want to give you something you want (no returns necessary!) Providing your friends and family with a variety of options in a range of price points will allow them to choose something that they can get excited about. Spencer Special Events is here today to share one of our absolute favorite sites!

At last! The traditional registry has evolved beyond china, crystal, silver and even home items. In our modern world, you can now register for your honeymoon, cash, a charity of your choice, gourmet food and wine, and even experience activities to do together! Enter, Newlyish!

Newlywish was started by our darling friend, Amanda Allen, from Engage, the luxury bridal summit we attend. Amanda Allen founded Newlywish for the modern engaged couple. Registrants are "mature, design-and style-savvy folks who are looking for chic home wares and outside-of-the-box gift options, like experiences they can enjoy together."

This amazing site allows couples to register for unique and stylish gifts from over 60+ boutiques and artisans. It's even curated by some experts like celebrities, bloggers, designers and more. You can start your own registry in seconds -- if registering overwhelms you, there are tools to quick add bulk products. (For example, a white sheet starter set gets you set up with all the towels, sheets, duvet, shams, etc. that you need with one click!) You can even register for GROUP GIFTS, guests can contribute money towards a gift but not necessarily the whole amount. If they want to give you a mixer for example, but it's slightly out of range, your guest can contribute towards that mixer! (See an example here!)

We love to shop and we picked out a few of our quick favorites to share with our readers. You'll even find wedding favors, and gifts for your bridesmaids or groomsmen on this site. We love that all those amazing artisans out there are able to sell their goods to the world, where otherwise they might not have been able to start a registry! It helps small businesses boom. Genius, I tell ya!

There are more luxurious, beautiful items at Newlywish be sure to check them all out in bedding, bath, home decor, furniture, art, lighting... the list goes on.  But beyond those, we love that you can register for a cash fun or honeymoon fund. Perhaps you and your fiance have been living together for awhile. If you aren't just starting a new home and already have a lot of home items, a  cash or honeymoon fund  is a popular choice that's perfectly acceptable!

If you don't feel as comfortable registering for a cash fund or honeymoon fund, consider registering for experiences like cooking classes, dance classes, spa appointments, even classes in interior design and organization! There is a wide range from which to choose. This is one of Amanda Spencer's favorite options of the site!! It's all about making memories! 

Very cool, isn't it?

A HUGE thank you to Amanda Allen for sharing some insight today with our readers and her amazing creation that we just can't rave enough about! 

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