Broke-Ass Tag: cash registry


Affiliate Disclaimer NewAmidst all the hustle, bustle and must-dos on your list now that you’re in the throes of wedding planning sits one single little nugget of awesome — your registry! Now, of course it’s not “proper etiquette” to discuss gifts, but you’re “supposed” to inconspicuously set one of these bad boys up then let it be discovered by your guests through word of mouth. Everyone knows that getting married and receiving gifts kind of go hand-in-hand, whether we like it or not, and you (almost guaranteed) will be asked / nagged about where you’re registered, so it’s best to just do it and be done. The cool part? It’s a fucking veritable wish list for all (within reason) the cool shit you could think of for your casa, honeymoon and beyond. Whether you go in-store with the zapper gun, running around and scanning the goodies while also making little “pew-pew” noises or you opt to shop from the comfort of your couch with “Seinfeld” reruns in the background and a pizza and six pack to keep you nourished, there are a bajillion options out there. Here are five of our favorites (and the benefits of each):


Macy's Wedding Registry

We already know that Macy’s has some stellar fashion totally attainable for BABs, but did you know they have a killer registry program too? When you set up your registry at Macy’s, you can enter into the Registry Star Rewards program, which means that you get 10% Rewards on every eligible purchase you make (uh, hello wedding day accessories!) PLUS 5% Rewards on every eligible gift you receive from your registry. It’s all added to your Rewards card, so at the end of the day, you have some extra skrilla to splurge after the wedding is long over. Sign up here.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond Bridal Registry

” ... a pretty nice little Saturday, we’re going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed Bath & Beyond, I don’t know, I don’t know if we’ll have enough time.” Sorry … had to. Anyway, Bed Bath & Beyond is like the holy grail for registering because they have ERRY-DAMN-THANG. Seriously. I could go wander around one of the stores forevz, just imagining how I’d add the various doohickeys and thingamabobs to my casa. When you register at BB&B, if you add certain brands from the company’s Freebook, then you stand to receive free gifts from those brands. Not too shabby, eh? Sign up here.


Amazon Wedding Registry

Amazon’s obviously a great place to shop for, well, anything. A bride recently posted on our Facebook page that she found her wedding gown for a killer price as a result of shopping on Amazon. And Amazon recently changed their wedding registry so it’s universal — you can add anything from any site. That’s big. Oh, and not to mention that you can save 10% off most products on the site after your wedding, for a savings of up to $100. Sign up here.


Target Wedding Registry

Ugh, I love Target for like, all the things. And I love love love the fact that couples can register at Target, because I totes would (y’all, for serious, 70% of my house is Target). Setting up your Target wedding registry is easy — you can do it online or in-store, and it can easily be managed online. Target offers free shipping over $25 and hassle-free returns (up to one year after your wedding to return or exchange). You can qualify for bonus gifts AND you’ll get a 15% off completion offer toward the remaining items on your registry plus coupons for friends and family. Sign up here.

Blueprint Registry

Blueprint Registry Logo

This one, you guys, this is my jam. The flexibility and the amazingly beautiful design Blueprint Registry this my personal favorite registry option. Add gifts by room from a gaggle of top retailers (Anthro, Crate & Barrel, Dwell Studio and more), register for honeymoon adventures, set up the option for multiple friends to go in on one gift or add anything from any website with their universal bookmarklet. Set up a personalized site with a welcome message to share your registry with friends and family, and receive 10% off all items left on your registry after your wedding date. Sign up here.

  • 2/18

    Brought to you by our friends at Simple Registry.

    I dunno about y’all, but I like to make sure that if people are going to give me something, it’s something I want and will really, truly use. Because: Guilt. I have this amazing problem of feeling guilty for not necessarily loving a gift, but hanging on to it nonetheless, which just results in clutter and hoarding and anxiety and … damnit, where’s my whiskey?

    All this and the pressure of wedding planning? OOF. Nope. I’d like to have fun, please.

    So make things easier on yourself and on your guests and set up a registry that allows you to steer your loved ones toward items or experiences that you’d really like and therefore use. “But Christen,” you say, “Wherever shall I find such a glorious unicorn of registries?”

    YOU GUYS. I got this! SimpleRegistry.

    Not only is SimpleRegistry super easy to use (I signed up myself. So, for realz.), but you can add pretty much anything: Need a toaster, like classic-style? BOOM. How ’bout tickets for the first Red Sox-Yankees face-off of the season? NAILED IT. Feeling more philanthropic and want to donate your dollaz to the ASPCA (one of the BAB’s charities of choice)? YEAH, THAT TOO.

    And you know how that girlfriend of yours is always suggesting different activities or restaurants, just insisting that you’ll loooovvveee it? Well, she can take those ideas and add them as ideas on your SimpleRegistry list and your whole damn bridal party — you know, the ones who have the most fun? — can split that experience to make it one for the ages. Yup, birds, stones, etc. Doesn’t matter. You get to go biking through a vineyard!

    Go get your fun on and set up your SimpleRegistry!

  • 1/23

    So, here you are. Ready to dive deep into the world of wedding planning and frothy dresses and parties and cake tastings and registries! While so many other parts of the whole wedding planning process can be stressful and frustrating and aggravating, the registry is (almost universally) the superfun part. If you are just starting to nest, the registry is where you can delightfully request…

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    Hey there, newbie BABs! Welcome to the party! Amid the piles of tulle and yummy cake tastings lies the golden nugget of fun that is your wedding registry. For some of you, this will be the chance for you and your honey to start your cohabitation off on a shiny new foot. For others, those of you who are already well-familiar with bodily functions, smelly…

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    Hi Liz, My fiance and I will be married next year. We've been living together for a few years in a large metro area and have been working on making our rental our home. We feel we don't really need the traditional items for a registry, and, not to sound greedy, we would really rather have money for a down payment for a home. I've…

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  • 1/9

    Asking for cash is never easy, but now there's no reason to be dissuaded from getting the green you REALLY want. If you're building a wedding registry, and you suddenly realize that you'd much prefer the gift of CASH to the gift of MORE STUFF, we feel you. And so does Deposit a Gift. Deposit a Gift gives you the best gift of all -…

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