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wedding registry websiteWeddings are one of the hallmark moments in the life of any person, regardless of culture or nation. For many couples, having the “perfect wedding” is an extremely high priority – and often, perfection implies expense. But what can you do when you don’t have that much money to spare even for a wedding?

For a long time, the solution has been the wedding registry. Many couples end up going out and signing up with a department store to set up a registry of items that they would like. Wedding guests can then use the registry to help them decide on a wedding gift – after all, it’s always better to get the bride and groom something that they want.

And as technology has evolved, so too has the wedding registry. Nowadays, you can sign up with online registries that simplify the entire process. All you need is a computer with Internet access and you’ll be good to go. Keep reading to learn about the best wedding registry-related services on the web.

Knack Registry

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Knack Registry is a wedding registry website that can be thought of as an “all-in-one” registry. It provides a lot of flexibility for couples who want a variety of items and packages on their registry list. Knack supports all online retailers so you can add even the most obscure items.

For those couples seeking unique items, Knack has their own exclusive catalog with items you won’t find anywhere else. If items aren’t your thing and you’d rather have help towards funding a honeymoon, Knack can do that, too. Guest purchasers can donate cash towards whatever you register for, whether it be a weeklong cruise, an airline flight to the Bahamas, or even money towards that new house.

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Gift Registry 360

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Like Knack, Gift Registry 360 is a well-known online registry that consolidates all of your registry needs into one simple service. Though you can add any items from any online retailer, Gift Registry 360 is partnered with a number of providers, including Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Target, Kohl’s, Amazon, and more. If you’re already registered with one of their partners, you can easily sync their lists with your list on Gift Registry 360.

One cool feature of Gift Registry 360 is their “Styleboards” feature. With it, you can mix and match different products inside a virtual room so you can see how certain items would fit together. This helps you create a registry that works well together, both aesthetically and practically.

Honeyfund

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When Josh and Sara Margulis couldn’t find a satisfactory honeymoon registry, they went and created their own. Honeyfund is a free service that focuses on helping couples build up a sufficient fund for that perfect honeymoon. There is no signup fee and there are no transaction fees–just the way it should be for couples already pinned down with expense after expense.

Using the website is easy. List the items and services that are necessary for your dream honeymoon: airfare, champagne bottles, hotel costs, dinner reservations, anything! Guests can either purchase those items for you directly or just send in their cash which arrives directly in your own account.

Upon Our Star

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Would you rather receive cash over physical goodies? Some people may find that to be tacky, but others would gladly hand over a few bucks instead of having to select from a pool of items. If you just want straight up money, then Upon Our Star may be the service for you.

With Upon Our Star, couples make a list of “wishes.” These wishes can be funding for a honeymoon, or money towards a down payment, or even a jumpstart to their future children’s college funds. Whatever the wish, the guest simply donates their money to a particular wish and they’re done.

Deposit A Gift

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Deposit A Gift is a service similar to Upon Our Star in that they handle a cash registry. Create a list of wedding-related ways that you could use money and guests can make contributions toward those ideas directly. It’s as easy and simple as they come.

According to a few personal anecdotes, Deposit A Gift has great customer service. If that’s something that you appreciate, then you should definitely try this one out.

I Do Foundation

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Now here’s a wedding registry website that is truly unique. With I Do Foundation, you can set up something called a “Charity Registry” where donations will be directly submitted to a charity of your choosing. This is especially awesome when you don’t really need any new appliances or household items but still want to provide a way for your guests to contribute.

If you’d rather not use their Charity Registry feature, then you can still set up a normal registry through I Do Foundation with one of their partner stores. When you do, up to 5% of all the gifts purchased through I Do Foundation will be donated to charity. Definitely a great way to keep up the good deeds while planning for your wedding.

Know of any other online wedding registries? Have you ever used one? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments. We’d love to hear how it turned out.

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  1. Kellie
    July 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I'm surprised my registry didn't make the list. I looked at some of these ones but in the end I chose Zankyou because they had the lowest rates and I want to keep more of my wedding gifts. If anyone is interested check out http://www.zankyou.com

    • Joel Lee
      July 30, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Always good to hear about another online wedding registry. Wasn't aware of ZankYou, so thanks for sharing. :)

    • Jackson
      August 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      What are their rates like?

  2. Jackson
    July 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    There's another cash wedding registry, http://www.weddingrepublic.com.

    You can add anything and everything you want by creating a visual wishlist. The great thing is that you can kind of tell a story through the registry. Register for pricier things, and break it down to more affordable chunks for guests to contribute towards. Really neat, my friend used it for her wedding!

    • Joel Lee
      July 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      It's good to hear that more people--like your friend--are using online registries these days. I wasn't aware of Wedding Republic but it looks good. Thanks for sharing!

      • Jackson
        August 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm

        Yeah, it`s pretty neat, I have another friend who just collected her registry fund, and one that`s going to be setting one up soon. It will be on my list for when I get married!

    • Hoku Sarroca
      July 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      awesome! will share that also!!!

  3. Hoku Sarroca
    July 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    oh this is great! I have so many friends getting married... this would make it so much easier for everyone! Thank you

    • Joel Lee
      July 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      You're welcome! Hope you have a good experience with it. :)

      • Hoku Sarroca
        July 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm

        I've posted it on my FB wall and tagged all those that I know that are getting married. They ALL liked it. Wish they had something like this back in my hay days LOLOLOL

  4. Brian Hall
    July 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    You can also use WishyBox (http://wishybox.com) for this purpose.

    • Joel Lee
      July 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      WishyBox is more of a general-purpose wishlist, but it would certainly suffice. Thanks for sharing!

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