Can you register for non-traditional items?
Not every couple is comfortable registering, and not every couple needs or wants tangible items. There are non-traditional registry alternatives that can fulfill your wishes and help your guests with wedding gift selection.
Setup a Charity Registry. You can skip registering for traditional gifts altogether and set up a charity registry instead. You can designate a charity of your choice as your registry partner, or make donations to your favorite charity in your guests' honor. (Check out the WeddingChannel.com Effortless Giving Charity Registry Program.)
Consider a Financial Registry Some banks now have wedding registries. This might be a good fit for couples who are saving for down payments on houses or cars. Just remember: If you want monetary gifts, let your family and friends spread the word. It's considered poor taste to do so yourself.
Setup a Honeymoon Registry. Now available through many travel companies and agents, these gift registries allow guests to contribute to a couple’s honeymoon. Just be sure to work with a reputable company and that they have a system to keep you informed of each person’s gift. WeddingChannel.com has partnerships with Starwood Honeymoon Registry and Traveler's Joy.
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