Registry Ideas & Answers

The 27 Best Places to Register

From brand new, online retailers with genius shopping tools to big-brand stores that have stood the test of time, the very best wedding registries are all here.

Bed, Bath & Beyond

When it comes to one-stop shopping convenience, few retailers can beat Bed, Bath & Beyond. It's the perfect place to scan all of your essentials, like housewares, linens, and appliances. And since they offer tons of different brands, you can select must-have's at a range of different price points. Plus, with free announcement cards to tell friends and family where you've registered, expert consultants to help you decide which items to pick, and a completion program that lets you purchase your remaining gifts at a discounted price after the big day, this retailer is a registry no brainer.


"Love. Cherish. Keep" is the motto when it comes to registering at Bloomingdale's. With featured brands like All-Clad, Breville, Ralph Lauren, Michael Aram, and Waterford, you can expect to select housewares that are both functional and stylish. From fine china and kitchen essentials to decorative accents and cleaning supplies, Bloomingdale's offers a huge selection of goods with plenty of perks to go along with them. You'll receive special discounts throughout the retailer and receive free gifts when items from select vendors are purchased from your registry.


With a Zola registry, you can curate a list of gifts, experiences, and funds from any store all in one place. With your personalized web registry, you can create a custom URL, upload your photos, and leave notes for guests. And since you can add gifts from any store, plus have the ability to receive group gifts and get 10% on Zola for an entire year after your wedding (even on items that weren't originally on your list), this digital registry is seriously worth considering.


It's no secret that this retail giant has become hugely popular, and if you are one of the many fans of their "designer goods for less" credo, you should certainly stop by Target to register. You'll also get a 15% completion offer to use in store and online for those last few gifts on your list.


NewlyWish is a registry aggregate that combines their curated list of stylish products, experiences, and honeymoon excursions with offsite products. That means you can pick and choose items from different retailers and still register for the funds to go on your dream getaway. After the big day you'll get 10% off any remaining gifts, and will also enjoy unique discounts from NewlyWish's partners, like Squarespace and Appy Couple.


For devoted foodies and big entertainers, Williams-Sonoma should be an obvious registry pick. With tons of professional-grade cookware, beautiful home accents, and entertaining essentials, you can pick out nearly everything you'll need. You'll get bonus gifts when guests purchase certain products off your registry, a post-wedding discount of 10% off purchases for six months following your wedding, and private appointments with a registry specialist to select products or learn how to use the ones you already received.

Crate & Barrel

For couples drawn to modern housewares, sleek furniture, and entertaining essentials — all at an affordable price point — a Crate & Barrel registry is a must. As a thank-you for signing up, the retailer will give you a set of best-selling stemless wine glasses and an embroidered linen bag. Along with a top-notch selection of goods, you'll also receive free save-the-date cards from Paperless Post and complementary registry announcement cards.

Pottery Barn

To get a stylish, relaxed vibe throughout your home, may we suggest a Pottery Barn registry? With design service to help you find the perfect pieces for every room in your house, it's the ideal retailer for couple's cohabitating for the very first time. And if you're a fan of customized, monogrammed housewares, Pottery Barn can add your new moniker to just about anything. Plus, you'll get a 10% completion discount in the six months following your wedding, so you can grab any remaining gifts at a great price.

Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift
Subscribe to Brides magazine

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from