Creating a Wedding Registry
Planning your newlywed nest is one of the most fun parts about engagement! We are here to introduce you to some must-know local businesses. First, let’s talk about your gift list because let’s be honest, you’ll want to enlist help. You may not realize it, but there are local options for your NC wedding registry.
Honeymoon Registries vs Real Registries
Honeymoon registries have become very popular. And with good reason – getting extra help with the Honeymoon fund is a huge help after spending money on a wedding. We love a great experiential gift! Honeyfund is one free example.
Honeymoon registries are cool, but here in the South, we expect a real wedding registry as well. This is a longstanding tradition for good reason – it makes it easy for both local and out-of-town guests to select a wedding present that they know you will like and that will match your home’s aesthetic. Some folks do not feel comfortable sending money. It can be a source of stress to select a dollar amount. So, it is certainly nice to have gifts to choose from, too.
Besides what people expect, we think a wedding gift registry is something no couple will ever regret. It is quite costly to stock a newlywed household on your own – and may take years to do. This is your chance to make some great headway! And best of all, your friends and family want to gift you. It’s a win win!
Mix it up! Local Wedding Registry + Big Box Registry Combo
Yes, we all know it is convenient to have a “big box” retailer for your registry. They have plenty of inventory, and you can send folks from all over the globe to the link. You might choose one large online retailer for your registry. One on the rise is Zola. We are fans of Crate & Barrel. That way you can at least make exchanges in person if needed.
But, we at Heart of NC Weddings recommend rounding out your specialty items with a local Triangle NC bridal registry. Consider going local for fine crystal, china, casual dinnerware, sterling, flatware, cookware, kitchen accessories, appliances, and linen. Local shops have online registries, too!
Many of these local companies such as Bailey’s Fine Jewelry and Small Batch Gallery have highly comprehensive e-commerce stores. And the gifts on these online storefronts are much more unique. Many are even NC-made. Supporting these businesses supports your local community. So there’s no reason not to go local!
On this page, we are so pleased to introduce you to some of the best wedding registry locations and ideas in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Heart of NC Weddings recommendations span large to boutique and super local.
New Nester Recommendations for NC Couples
The guide linked to this page has some other great resources for newlyweds. Now that you’re married, it’s time to embrace the new nester phase. This is the fun stuff!