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If you’re in the process of planning your wedding, congratulations! The wedding planning process can be one of the most exciting times of your engagement, but let’s be real, it can also be super stressful. Trust us, we know from experience. From choosing your wedding date to finding the dress (or suit) of your dreams, the laundry list of things to do can, at times, feel insurmountable. One thing that shouldn’t be stressful, though, is creating your gift registry. Whether you already live together or are waiting to share a space until after your big day, your registry is the perfect opportunity to dream a little of the home you’ll soon be creating together as a married couple.
But where to start? Sure, you could create multiple registries at a bunch of different stores, but where would you add all those amazing ModCloth home items you’ve been coveting? And how to add handmade goods? Here’s where MyRegistry.com comes in really, really handy. Check out why we love the site, below:
Add Anything, From Anywhere
Yup, you read that right. From tableware to airline tickets, handmade items on Etsy to all your ModCloth faves, MyRegistry.com allows you to add anything you want to your list from any store, anywhere. You can even include items from shops that may not have websites by simply adding details about what you want and where to find it.
Combine and Conquer
Still want to register elsewhere? MyRegistry allows users to sync their various gift registries, combining them into one master list. One and done.
Just Scan It
Out shopping and found something you love? No need to rush to a computer, simply scan the barcode of the item you’re coveting with your smartphone to easily add it to your gift list. This is a great way to have that in-store registry experience while still keeping things simple.
Skip the Awkward
Let’s face it, cash can be one of the most useful gifts to give a couple, but no one wants to expressly ask for it. MyRegistry allows users to register for cash gifts, and show where it will be used by uploading an image and description. Whether you’re saving for your first home, or just hoping to take a romantic honeymoon, the “Cash Gift Fund” option can help you get there.
There’s Lots to Discover
Not sure where to start? Check out other couples’ registries in real time to see what they’re hoping to receive, and get a little inspiration for your own list while you’re at it.
Whether you already have everything you need as a couple, or simply want to give loved ones the option of donating, the service allows users to include donations to their favorite charity or cause as gift options through their “universal add” and “cash gift” options. Who doesn’t love the chance to give a little (or a lot)?
Sharing is Caring
Let your loved ones and guests know that you’ve created a registry with a personalized ecard. So much better than snail mail.
Have a question or need advice? The MyRegistry concierge team is available to both you and your guests via phone or chat. And they’re super quick about responding — trust us, we just tried it out!
Don’t Forget to Say Thanks
After all is said and done, the last thing you want to forget to do is send your thank you cards. Lucky for you, MyRegistry allows you to set reminders, so you won’t forget to let Aunt Dot know how much you appreciated the blender she bought you.
It’s Not Just for Weddings
Not engaged? Not a problem — MyRegistry can be used for graduations, baby showers, holidays, you name it. If there’s a gift involved, MyRegistry has you covered.
Now that you’ve got the low-down on this awesome site, it’s time to get shopping! Check out a few of our fave wedding-worthy gifts, below!