Are you ready for more from wedding registry week goodness, because I sure am! We already know that registries aren’t limited to department stores since we have so many local wedding registries, but what’s a modern newlywed couple to do when they don’t want or need another blender or vase?! Maybe you’ve collected all your domestic needs and need the support of family and friends in a different way. Here are few ideas for unique and alternative wedding gift registries for you to consider.


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At NewlyWish, you’re able to register for traditional gifts (kitchen gadgets, home accessories and décor) and non-traditional items like spa and fitness services, museum memberships, dance lessons, sporting and cultural events, and more! Following your wedding day, any items left on your registry are offered to you with 10% off, too!


If you aren’t into gifts for your home, you can create a wedding registry for your favorite charities with CrowdRise. This site lets you choose from a huge list of charities and then your friends and family can donate on your behalf in lieu of a gift for you. It’s the wedding gift that gives back!


With your entire budget set on wedding day planning, many couples postpone their honeymoon due to finances—and that’s where Honeyfund comes in. If your heart is set on a romantic getaway, you are able to request cash to cover airfare, meals and everything you need for a memorable honeymoon.

Hatch My House

Who says you can’t be responsible with your wedding gifts? If you really want to get a head start on married life, Hatch My House offers something that a new set of china won’t be able to offer. If you’re settling down with a gift registry at Hatch My House, couples can request money towards a future home or even just furniture and home improvements.

Ten Thousand Villages

Green couples, take note! Ten Thousand Villages sell handcrafted items from artisans all over the world, gifts that are made with earth-based or recycled materials. For our socially conscious newlyweds, these artisans are supported with fair prices for their handiwork so that your wedding gifts are making a difference and filling your new married life with good!

Love these ideas! Do you have any other ideas for unique or alternative wedding gift registries? Let us know! Leave a comment below or come back all this week, as we go into even more wedding registry detail. In the meantime, check out our past posts on wedding registry. And, check out our list of the best wedding vendors in the Washington, DC area.

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