10 Best Wedding Registries in Australia
Wedding registries have come a long way in the last couple of years. There are now so many options (such as wishing wells, department store registries and honeymoon registries) and different ways to create a registry (in-store and online) that you are sure to find one to suit you and your fiancé’s needs. Here are ten of the best registry services in Australia that will make your registry-creating experience fun and hassle-free (listed in alphabetical order).
A department store registry
For a traditional registry, you can’t look past David Jones. Their extensive range of quality merchandise and services has everything you need for fitting out your home, as well as adding some fun with items like a TV, games and computer. Book an appointment with a David Jones Gift & Bridal consultant to start building a registry that your guests will find simple, convenient and familiar. A great bonus is that once you’ve created your list, guests can obtain a copy online, giving them time to search through your list before heading in-store. The process will be easy and carefree for you too. Once you have received all the purchased items, if you have any problems or double-ups, items can be returned or exchanged as per David Jones Returns Policy.
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An online charity registry
If you’re a couple that has everything and doesn’t like the idea of receiving gifts, why not create a registry that raises money for a worthy cause. A charity registry is a great choice for to-be-weds who feel close to a specific cause or have no need for another set of sheets. Your guests will appreciate the kind gesture, and if you nominate a variety of charities they may even find one that they too hold close to their hearts. Karma Currency is an online not-for-profit company that connects gift giving occasions with worthy charities. By setting up your gift registry on Karma Currency’s website you can choose from hundreds of charities and thousands of gift options, including protecting the rainforest, saving endangered animals, funding research to cure cancer, clearing landmines and many more. Karma Currency’s Gift Registry is a free service for the couple and guests are charged a small processing fee of $4.95 on top of their contribution amount. Contributions to your registry can be made online or over the phone.
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My Wedding Registry
A honeymoon registry
A honeymoon registry is your chance to experience the holiday and honeymoon of a lifetime, with the kind contributions from your wedding guests. Instead of asking your guests to contribute money, you can set up a honeymoon registry which allows guests to see where the money goes and for them to feel more involved in the gift-giving process. My Wedding Registry is an online honeymoon and gift registry service that allows to-be-weds to personalise their registry by adding adventures, indulgences, necessities and extravagant splurges. My Wedding Registry is a fully-licensed independent travel agency so they can not only create your registry, but also help you every step of the way to plan and book your dream honeymoon. Their consultants have over eight years experience in the travel industry so you will be dealing with professionals that are passionate about your honeymoon and know how to source the best deals. My Wedding Registry has a ‘thank-you card manager’ that takes note of who gave you what to make sending your thank you cards easy.
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A department store registry
Myer is an easy, one-stop solution for your registry planning. They are one of the largest and most reputable gift registries in Australia, and have been creating bridal registries for decades. You know you like their ranges since you shop there all the time, and with many stores throughout Australia and a familiar setting, building your registry will be simple. Head into Myer, grab your easy-to-use scanner and start ‘shopping’! Just recently they also opened up their online registries, making it even easier for you to set up and easier for your guests to order from! Your gift choices will automatically be added to your registry with the option of selecting gifts as your most preferred. Myer’s Bridal and Gift Registry is a free service and guests can make purchases in-store, over the phone, by fax or by email. Delivery fees apply to your guests. Once your registry is created, you can sit back and relax because Myer will manage your registry and organise delivery. At the time of delivery you will be given a list of what was bought and by whom. Myer also offer a huge discount of up to 30% off the remaining items on your list as part of their Completion Program (and you have three months to do so!).
Not Another Toaster
An online combination registry
Specialising in contemporary bridal and honeymoon registries, Not Another Toaster is an Australian owned company with global recognition. As an alternative to traditional bridal registries, Not Another Toaster provides modern couples with a customised service, allowing you to choose any gift from any store, anywhere in Australia. Your guests can contribute to larger items, luxury products, honeymoon experiences, home renovations, charity groups or items from a range of stores. Not only do you get exactly what you want, but guests will be able to spend within their budget and locale. At the closure of the registry, couples receive their gift contributions by direct deposit. As an independent company with no affiliations, Not Another Toaster will never try to up-sell or persuade you to add items you don’t want. Not Another Toaster charges a one-time fee of $150 for the couple, but adds no surcharges to your guests’ purchases (except for an at-cost transaction fee for any credit card payments).
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A wine registry
Your wedding registry is the perfect opportunity to start (or expand) your own wine collection. A refined wine cellar is something that can be enhanced in thirty or forty years time, and enjoyed for decades to come. You can also share each bottle of wine with the people who gave it to you the next time you invite them over for dinner. A wine cellar is something both you and your husband can enjoy, unlike a set of dinnerware that your hubby is unlikely to appreciate and you’re too nervous about him breaking to properly enjoy! If you’re an avid wine drinker, or looking to start, Wedding Cellars Bridal Wine Registry is for you. This online registry service allows you to tailor your wine registry list to suit your individual requirements and tastes. Guests will appreciate this unique registry and enjoy sharing their personal wine tastes with you.
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Wedding Gifts Direct
An in-store and online registry
Wedding Gifts Direct has it all- a wedding registry, a gift store, wishing well and a honeymoon registry. Based in Sydney’s Balmain, they deliver your gifts for free all over Australia. It is free for you to register and you are under no obligation with them. Wedding Gifts Direct offer a diverse range of brands including Alessi, Sheridan, Bodum and Scanpan. Their showroom is available 7 days a week for a consultation by appointment. You can also register online and your guests are able to purchase in store, over the phone or online. You can combine your wedding registry with a wishing well, honeymoon or charity wish registry. They have been in the business for over ten years and being able to organise everything online makes it convenient for everyone.
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Wedding List Co.
An in-store and online registry
Your wedding registry is the perfect time to spruce up your home and buy some designer pieces you could probably never otherwise afford. Wedding List Co. has a wide range of truly delectable products that will add style to any home. They carry products from leading brands such as Waterford, Missoni and Vera Wang, to name only a few. But before you dismiss Wedding List Co. as being out of yours and your guests’ price range, think again. Firstly, their prices are the same as, or lower than department stores. They also have more than just luxury items so you will be spoilt for choice in every price range. Highly valuing customer service, the friendly team of experts at Wedding List Co. are available for gift consultations to help you create the perfect registry. Their easy-to-use website is a joy to deal with too. Once your registry closes, Wedding List Co. will inform couples of incomplete sets so they can choose to swap gifts around if needed. Some other great things to know: it’s free to set up your gift registry, guests can buy online or from their showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, they offer competitive prices, you can choose gifts from over 200 brands, and honeymoon and contribution registries are also available.
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What We Wish For
An online combination registry
What We Wish For is an online registry that makes gift giving and receiving an easy process. Couples are able to add any gifts they dream up, be it a house deposit, honeymoon flights, a sofa, or a romantic dinner for two. For all items listed on a registry, a name, price and photo is applied making it easy for guests to search through and find the perfect gift to give. The founders of What We Wish For have a background in website conception and design which has led them to creating a website that is easy to use while still looking good! As a registry service with a difference, What We Wish For also allows to-be-weds to create a free personalised website where they can post important information, photos and even their proposal story. After the wedding, couples withdraw the funds deposited by their guests in one lump sum (an 8% processing fee is charged) and are free to purchase the gifts on their registry in their own time and at the best available price after the wedding day.
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An online cash registry
If you’ve considered your registry options and decided the best gift is money, then Wishbox Co. is the registry for you. Wishbox Co. is an online cash registry where guests can contribute various dollar amounts as your wedding present. All contributions are made via your online registry so your guests are saved the time and travel of visiting stores or sifting through pages of product images. Guests have the option of donating anonymous amounts while still having their name recorded for the couple to see they’ve donated. The minimum amount a guest can contribute is $10, with no limit. This free service allows couples the luxury of buying their own presents, or putting it towards their wedding cost, honeymoon, home repayments or whatever they want. A processing fee is deducted from all contributions made by guests. Once you’ve opened an account, Wishbox Co. will provide you with Contribution Cards to include in your invitations, or to email to guests. These cards provide a polite, tactful, and tasteful way of asking guests to make a contribution to your online wishing well. The day after your wedding your account is automatically closed and a ‘Wishbox’ is delivered to the couple via registered post. This kit includes a list of all guests who contributed and the amounts (unless anonymous), special messages from your guests and a transaction receipt (or cheque) for all contributions made.
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The Knot also have their own registry service, with a wide range of products from leading brands such as Wedgwood, Vera Wang and Royal Doulton to choose from. To start building your registry on The Knot, head to our Registry Central