As we discovered in our guide to wedding websites, technology can make the wedding planning process a whole lot easier. While there are still many more tasks that to complete in person, the World Wide Web offers several great digital solutions to keep wedding worries to a minimum.
Gift registries have made a monumental move online in recent years. A wedding registry provides convenience for both the marrying couple and their guests ensuring the couple get what they need and guests can shop easily within their price range.
Online registries also go above and beyond the usual household items found in retail stores as Easy Weddings details:
“Modern wedding gift registries don’t necessarily contain just the household items that newlywed couples need to set up home.
An online gift registry allows you to combine different types of gifts, for example, you could add a few charity-related gifts and a couple of travel items for your honeymoon alongside more traditional homeware.
Maybe you love gardening or camping; you can put gardening tools or camping equipment on your list too!”
With more and more couples realising the benefits of registering their wedding online, there’s a growing number of wedding registry websites to choose from, but which are the best in the business?
Here we reveal the top wedding registry sites for marrying couples.
As the UK’s favourite wedding gift list, Prezola has already made thousands of happy couples’ wedding gift dreams come true.
Starting your Prezola gift list is super easy and they work with countless brands to provide an array of gift inspiration for couples and guests.
As well as giving couples the chance to add hundreds of great gifts, you can add cash funds to your wedding list to pay for your honeymoon and other essentials. Guests can fund travel and experiences too.
Their new social gifting option is another great feature. It allows you to ask wedding guests to not buy anything but do something.
These acts of kindness can be anything from volunteering at a charity you love to cooking you your favourite meal.
The Wedding Shop
The Wedding Shop puts the personal into the wedding registry to unlock an unlimited selection of brilliant gifts from more than 450 brands.
In addition to choosing traditional gifts, guests can make contributions to honeymoons, other personalised funds and charities.
The service is free of charge for couples, who can visit one of their showrooms to see the gifts that they’ll add to their wedding wish lists as well as enjoy a glass of bubbly.
During your showroom visit, you’ll also meet your Gift Guru and receive a goody bag stocked with wedding must-haves.
The Wedding Shop takes all the plus-points of online gift registries and the benefits of a bespoke service that’s delivered in-person to guarantee a great experience for marrying couples.
For wedding gift registry your way, Zankyou offers an excellent service, whether you desire gifts, cash, or a bit of both.
It’s easy to create and share your wedding gift list. Cash gifts can even be transferred directly to your bank account for ultimate ease, although handling fees do apply.
With Zankyou, you get a wedding gift registry and customisable website with all the bells and whistles in one. You’ll also receive free cards with the URL of your unique wedding gift list to hand out to your guests.
The Wedding Present Company
With more than 25 years of experience helping couples create wedding lists and a huge amount of product knowledge, you’ll certainly be in good hands with The Wedding Present Company.
The brand offers an unlimited choice of gifts, access to their London showroom and even virtual appointments if you’re based a little further away from the capital to ensure a tailored experience.
Prefer not to receive traditional gifts? Then Patchwork delivers a great solution, even if you’re having a more intimate, socially distanced wedding.
With Patchwork, you can invite people to gift money, time, and skills so you can feel the love on your very special occasion.
Are you a couple looking to buy a gift for an extra special member of your wedding party? Read our guide to gifts to surprise the mother of the bride and groom for inspiration.