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The Wedding Registry

Registries these days are no longer reserved for funding your choice of expensive china. Many couples are now choosing options that are either easier on the guests’ pockets, or easier on the planet.

Here are some options for you to consider and choose what will be best suited to you and your fiancé, even if that does still mean a full 4 piece setting of Royal Albert for you and your 12 future dinner guests.


This is the standard for most couples setting up a new home, post-nuptials. Stores like Smith and Caugheys, Stevens and Milly’s Kitchen all offer gift registries, where guests of the wedding can log on and choose from the items you’ve selected or go in-store, quoting your account reference and find what’s available on your list to buy.


Some couples opt for charitable donations in lieu of gifts because perhaps they’re very compassionate or perhaps they just already have everything they need. There are now even a number of websites specifically set up for charitable wedding registries.


Why not ease the financial load of your wedding, by having guests put money towards your honeymoon? Air New Zealand offers a wedding registry service whereby you choose your ideal honeymoon, and guests buy you your tours, or chip in for flights or accommodation – whatever you’ve selected on your itinerary.

Save the Planet:

With the latest craze of websites popping up to ‘gift’ a goat to a poor village in Africa, or to buy a well for another, some couples are choosing to make their charity go worldwide and choose to ask guests to buy gifts for people who really need it.

Whatever kind of registry you choose, it’s always best to keep track of all the details and perhaps a list of what you registered for as well for your own reference or, for when forgetful guests lose their invitations and with it- the details of your registry accounts.