Virtual Registry a First For Australia
Offering the option of using a gift registry to your wedding guests is considered a modern, polite and kind way to help guide them towards selecting gifts that both suit your style and will be useful for your future together. Your guest still feels involved in the process, as they are officially choosing the wedding gift (just in a stress free way), with the result being a lovely combination of your personal style and their vision.
The hottest trend in Australia is the emergence of online registries which have proven to be so popular internationally. There are many benefits. They allow the couple the opportunity of a more relaxed way of building the list together – no pressure to make a lifetime of choices late on a Thursday night after work. Making your choices online also gives you the chance to sit back in your home (or spend your lunchtime at work) visualising how the homewares, appliances and more will work with your decor and dreams for the future. You can also add items as your needs evolve – with the average length of time a couple are engaged being close to 18 months this aspect will be valued by all to-be-weds.
In the past couples have often found creating a wedding registry could cause friction due to time constraints and having to make lifelong decisions under pressure. Online registries remove this from the equation as you can choose to peruse, build and change the registry options according to when you have time, not just when the stores are open. Got the registry urge and it’s 7pm on Sunday night? All fine with online!
The Knot are excited to have a new interactive online registry with our Registry Central and Product Finder now live and featuring an amazing array of sought after items from the Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton ranges. My personal favourites are the Monique Lhullier and Jasper Conran ranges – including the Chinoiserie Green platter shown, though within the of products featured (there are over one thousand choices) you are guaranteed to have an affinity with at least one or more range as they offer everything from classic to contemporary, romantic to homely.
The Knot members are able to select and add items from Registry Central and Product Finder to their My Registry page. You can build your online registry with The Knot all at once, or take as many weeks or months as you need. When ready you simply print out a copy (the barcode of each item will appear next to the product description) and take your print out to be scanned in minutes at your nearest Registry Central stockist.
We hope you will enjoy these new additions to The Knot, designed to make your modern day wedding journey all the more simple, fun and stress free. A first in Australia this new online wedding registry is certain to change the way that Australian couples approach creating their wedding registry.