Obviously you need a bagel toaster for those new gluten-free bagels.
But even so, the rules about weddings are getting looser and more fun. With that in mind, we present you with 7 fun and unusual registry ideas that help you bust out of the same-old, same-old wedding planning ruts.
7: Wall Street Will Love You
Unleash your inner capitalist.
You can register for stocks at this site.
Twenty years from now, if you are lucky enough to pick the next Apple or Facebook, this unconventional wedding registry idea will have you looking as smart as Warren Buffet.
BONUS FOR BIDDING FINANCIERS … it’s probably tax-deductible in ways known only to future billionaires. But you’ll be honeymooning in the financial district of the Cayman Islands where they know all that stuff.
6: Have Your Guests Pay For The Honeymoon Instead Of Dear Old Dad
If you’re not keen on getting that hot new waffle-iron, your friends and family can gift you some of the most memorable experiences of your life together. With HoneyFund.com or Wanderable.com, you can register things like a romantic dinner on the beach, or the resort hotel of your dreams, or a super-spa treatment for you and deep-sea fishing for Him.
Hey… this is the 21st Century, maybe send him to the spa and you go land that 800 pound marlin.
5: Mall Dolls Grow Up And Get Married Too, You Know
Maybe you just love your local mall.
You and your girlfriends had sooo many shared experiences that your parents never found out about. More and more malls are creating mall registries where you can register for every store in the whole mall. Call the mall you love most, and you might be shopping like you’re 15 again. It’s more fun now, I can tell you that!
4: Plan Ahead. Waaaaay Ahead.
Just ask people to contribute to your future children’s college fund.
Don’t ask them to fund your unborn kids retirement. That’s too far ahead.
3: Go Greener & Healthier
Do you really want more stuff?
Material Girls do, but even Madonna is eating better these days.
Do you know about Community Supported Agriculture?
For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.
Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
2: He’s Not Heavy, He’s Your Brother.
No, not your fiancee’s cute but irritating kid brother.
We’re talking global siblings here.
Change The World With Your Wedding.
You can share your love with the world. Choose charities close to your heart and encourage guests to donate as their wedding gift.
The I Do Foundation was created for couples to celebrate their wedding with charitable donations. Click here to check them out.
1: Just Register Anything You Want
SimpleRegistry.com and MyRegistry.com allow you to register anything and everything that you want. Crafts from Etsy or a collectible guitar from eBay are possible. When you think about it, you don’t really need another blender.
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