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Just as weddings have become totally personalized and tailored to fit each and every couple — Late night snacks! Personalized vows! Doughnut towers! — so too has your wedding registry. In addition to those registry mainstays like a KitchenAid Stand Mixer or luxe, newlywed-worthy sheets, today’s bride and groom want to register for experiences, special items tailored to fit their specific lifestyles and dreams.
Luckily, our friends at Zola — the universal wedding registry offering gifts, experiences and funds all in one place — make handling wedding gifts in the modern world a total piece of (wedding) cake. From registering for honeymoon or wellness experiences to managing your entire registry from your own phone, Zola affords couples a totally bespoke wedding registry experience so they don’t feel beholden to the tried-and-true registry checklist their parents once followed — the modern couple’s registry it totally, 100% their own. Not sure exactly how to navigate the modern registry waters? We’ve got you covered.
Don’t Hesitate to Make It Personal
Just like your wedding surely will be, your registry should feel unique, special, and a reflection of you and your fiancé. On Zola, couples can personalize every aspect of their registries, with notes, images, and a welcome message. Starting a cash fund for that outdoor fire pit and kitchen? Tell your guests all about it while simultaneously asking for contributions — this way your guests really feel like they’re giving you something you’ll use and love for years to come. Similarly, you can create entire collections of gifts that are dedicated to a specific purpose, whether it be more common ones such as “The Kitchen” and “Our Backyard” or ones that are more tailored to you as a couple — think “Our Dream Bathroom” or “Our Hiking Adventures.”
Register for Experiences & Couple Activities
Now that you’ve upped the personalization of your registry, it’s time to add items that feel special and unique to you as a couple. Are you and your future spouse spinning obsessed? Zola’s partnership with SoulCycle allows couples to register for packages of those soulful cycling classes, so you two can keep your wedding-ready bodies even after the wedding. From coffee subscriptions and wine-of-the-month clubs to honeymoon funds (yes, you CAN add a fund for that helicopter ride over St. Lucia — and you should!) and Blue Apron meal plans, the options for fun newlywed activities and experiences are endless.
Get the Stuff You Want — When You Want It
As a millennial, you’re able to expertly manage essentially every aspect of your life — and your wedding registry should be no different. So the ability to control exactly when you get those awesome gifts is a crucial component. Zola’s made it oh-so easy by alerting you when a gift has been purchased, and giving you the option to either ship now or send it later. So say you’re about to go on your three-week-long honeymoon and won’t have anyone to accept packages while you’re immersed in romantic travels — don’t sweat it, just hold off on shipment and have your packages sent once your back home. That deluge of wedding gifts should definitely help keep the post-wedding blues at bay, that’s for sure.
Manage It All from Your Pocket (or Purse)
The key to a modern wedding registry is being able to add or edit it anytime, anywhere. And, frankly, Zola’s app can’t be beat — it gives you the ability to manage your entire registry, plus some cool app-only features, all from your phone. One BRIDES editor was even known to obsess over the app’s “Blender” feature (imagine Tinder for wedding gifts — swipe left for “no, I’m good” and right for “add it to my registry, please”) on the regular. Complete with the registry’s expert Gift Tracker, the Zola app literally allows you to direct an entire aspect of your wedding planning process entirely on the go. And for the millennial bride, that’s just a necessity.