February 1, 2020

Amazon for your wedding registry

Choosing Amazon for your wedding registry

Amazon has become the household name for buying consumer products at a moment’s notice. With Amazon Prime 2 day and same-day delivery, almost any product you can imagine can be at your door with just a click of a button, so naturally, Amazon’s wedding registry is a very popular choice.

Is Amazon the best choice for your wedding registry?

When we suggest wedding registries to couples there are a few criteria we suggest to help them decide.

  • Ease of Use: Can your wedding guests easily access the company or website?
  • Ease of Ordering: Can your wedding guests order the gifts without too much hassle?
  • Locations: Can your older wedding guests buy the gift locally or order it in a store?
  • Dedicated Registry Site: Is there a dedicated registry program with the company?
  • Extra 20% Off All Non-Purchased Items – After the wedding, a lot of registries will give couples 20% off the remaining items for a limited time.

Amazon meets a lot of these criteria, making it an excellent choice for your wedding registry. From their ease of use to the simple ordering solutions (most people have an Amazon account), it makes the process simple for guests. They even have a dedicated wedding registry section to allow couples to build and monitor their registry. However, the biggest drawback or issue with Amazon’s wedding registry program is guests must order online, and there are not enough Amazon stores across the country for guests to order in person or pick out the gifts at a store.

Other wedding registry options include:

  1. Bed Bath & Beyond

    They are one of the most well-known wedding registry companies in the country, because of their massive presence in online and brick and mortar stores, so Bed Bath and Beyond is a great option to consider using as a wedding registry. Plus, you get 20% off everything left after your wedding!

  2. Wayfair

    Wayfair is a great option if you are needing furniture or major home accessories, but we only suggest registering with Wayfair if you are needing large home items. However, they do offer 20% off for six months after your wedding.

  3. Target

    Target is another registry option, but we found from our own personal wedding experience a lot of the times we registered for were discontinued or out of stock by the time our guests were looking to order.

  4. Crate & Barrel

    Crate and Barrel is another good option for home items if you are considering registering at other places too! They offer 15% off the remaining items (including furniture) after your wedding for 3 months. In addition to the discount after the wedding, they offer discounts to The Black Tux and Paper Source as well as bonus gifts.

  5. Williams Sonoma

    Williams Sonoma is a good place to register for nice kitchen appliances or home gadgets, and their registry also includes Pottery Barn and West Elm through their “The One” Program.

So, which wedding registry is right for you?

All of these wedding registry options are great, but we suggest not limiting yourself to one company. We suggest at least registering at two places, but no more than three! Based on our research, we would suggest looking at Amazon’s Wedding Registry, William’s Sonoma’s Registry, and Bed Bath & Beyond. All three of these registry options give your guests the most variety, while still making it simple and easy to manage as a couple.

 

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