Everyday, it seems that Amazon gets a bit closer to running the world. They now own Whole Foods, produce movies (Manchester by the Sea), and recently launched a clothing rental service similar to Rent the Runway. And with the Amazon Wedding Registry in full swing, Amazon is basically now your one-stop wedding shop. Alert your guests of your Amazon Registry by simply using the “Share with friends” options and spread the news via email, Facebook, and Twitter. In addition to the registry, Amazon recently launched The Wedding Shop as an extension of The Handmade Shop, where you can get everything from decorations to accessories to invitations from local artisans.
Of course, if having the world’s biggest store at your fingertips for your wedding registry sounds a bit overwhelming, don’t worry. In addition to exploring via brands or designers you like, you can also sift through editor picks and what other couples chose. You can also personalize the registry adding comments on the different items, like: "This is the centerpiece that would be so perfect with my new dining room table," as well as upload a picture of you and your partner. Perks include fast and free shipping, a 180 day return policy, bonus gifts from select brands, 5% cash back on big-ticket items, financing for gifts, as well as a 10% one-time discount on the item no one managed to get you (20% for Prime Members.)
But this may be the best part: It will help you do your Thank-You cards. OK, so it won’t literally write them for you (you have to do some of the work), but it will keep complete track of all the gifts and who bought them. Plus, through the fancy Package X-Ray technology you can scan the barcode using the Amazon app without even opening the gift. Now that is pretty impressive.
In honor of Amazon Prime Day, we took a look at Amazon Wedding Registry's most-registered-for items to see what real couples have to have on their list. Some things we totally saw coming (waffle makers galore!) while others were a little off the deep end (Settlers of Catan anyone?). Here are our picks from Amazon's list.
When it comes to skilleting, Lodge is the number one on our wishlist. Perfect for stovetop, grill-top, and oven cooking with superior heat retention and even cooking, each Lodge skillet comes pre-seasoned and ready-to-use.
Rolling in with a sweetly retro vibe, this little mixer will have you whipping up everything from pancakes to meringue in no time.
About as basic as you can get, but also super necessary.
The Rolls Royce of blenders. Go big or go home, right?
A true kitchen essential. We would be nothing without our dutch ovens.
The Treat Yo'selfs
Because who doesn't love a perfect picnic board complete with a hidden drawer full of mini cutlery?
Hey Alexa: plan my wedding for me, thanks!
Embrace your inner mixologist and scoop up these classic Moscow Mule mugs—next stop: gin.
I'm just going to say it: you haven't lived until you've ditched the corkscrew and gone electric. #luxury
The Wonderfully Weird
"A party game for horrible people." Don't ask—just play.
Gotta say, this kind of rules.
TBH, we didn't know this game was still being made—but, clearly, the people have spoken.
"Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats." Wait, what?
And for a few other super random but seriously cool things you can register for on Amazon:
- A one-night stay in a Bubble Hotel in France for two.
- A Snap & Grow hobby greenhouse.
- An Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 sit-on-top recreational kayak.
- A "James Bond Island" sightseeing experience for two in Thailand.
- A canvas baguette bag...
What are you waiting for? Amazon Prime Day starts at 9pm EST tonight!