From the basics to finishing touches, honeymoon funds, and charities of your choice.
After you get engaged, your registry should actually be the first task on your to-do list. Our expert advice? Register ASAP. Gifts will arrive whether you've curated them or not. And where you curate that wish list of what you'll use to fill your newlywed home is a matter of editing, taste, and shopping strategy. It may seem daunting at first, but what was once a lengthy process involving multiple visits to different department stores (and guilt for requesting pricey or one-of-a-kind products from your loved ones) has become easier than ever.
While some registries are considered universal registries—which means they allow you to import unique items from other websites and online retailers—others allow you to only register from their specific site or create a registry fund (think: honeymoon help, cash, or charity donations in your honor). With so many chic product assortments and online resources, your registry is sure to become less of a wedding planning box to tick, and more something enjoyable that you can do from home with your future spouse.
As for how your guests get all the intel on where to shop, this is where your wedding website comes into play. List all of the places you are registered so that your friends and family know where to shop as they plan for your future showers, engagement parties, and wedding. To help discover your style, needs, wants and wishes, we've delineated all your registry requirements by category—and what retailers do it best. Here, the best websites to complete your wedding registry—from the basics, to objet, and beyond.