The Best Places to Register

In the age of technology, brides and grooms have a plethora of choices when it comes to where to register. Online, retail, specialty, it’s available.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best wedding sites and brick-and-mortar stores for you to get started. Best advice? Don’t stress, just have fun!

AMAZON. With the world’s largest selection of gifts at your fingertips, an Amazon registry lets you dream bigger. And with millions of items to choose from, you can plug into the latest tech, outfit your grandest outdoor adventures or stock your dream kitchen nothing is out of reach. With the Universal Registry app, you can register for gifts from around the web that aren’t on the Amazon site.

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BED, BATH & BEYOND. With hundreds of brands at different price points, you’re sure to find something. In-store consultants and online wedding planning tools make registering at BBB convenient and stress-free. You can schedule an in-store appointment for help in curating an amazing registry that suits all your needs. Thereafter, log in online and add more items. BBB’s Completion Program gives you a discount on the items nobody gave you. Use the discount once online and once in the store anytime up to three months after your wedding.

BEST BUY. From toasters to tech, you can create a bridal registry with everything you need for your new home. Go beyond the traditional and add computers, printers, cameras, camcorders, binoculars and all the coordinating accessories that go with them. You can easily manage your online registry through the website or mobile app, or head to your local Best Buy store to update your gift registry.

BLUEPRINT. Create a customized wedding wish list based on the layout of your home. Shop room-by-room and choose from an array of products from more than 50 of the top retailers and brands like Amazon, Dwell, Crate & Barrel, Macy’s and West Elm. Blueprint Registry also offers group gifting, honeymoon registry, cash registry and the ability to add a gift from any retailer online with a universal registry button.

BLOOMINGDALE’S. Whether it’s the perfect china pattern or exclusive styles, Bloomingdale’s has a wide selection of home goods from the world’s best brands. Dedicated Registry Consultants work exclusively with you every step of the way. Plus, you get 10 percent off everything left on your registry for six months after your wedding, and 20 percent off a one-time purchase in the three months after the Big Day.

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CRATE & BARREL. Whether your style is contemporary or traditional, you’ll find high-end, globally inspired furniture, housewares and décor that is uniquely you. Build your own registry by selecting products from furniture to dishware and everything in between. A 10 percent Completion Program is valid for six months after your wedding. With thousands of options, you may have a hard time choosing!

SNOWE. Designed for real living and those who love minimalism, Snowe is the place to register. Offering all the essentials, you can register for everything for eating, drinking, sleeping and bathing. The company offers a 15 percent discount on any items you don’t receive after your Big Day and 20 percent off on your first anniversary.

SUR LA TABLE. For those with a passion for cooking and a love of food, this may be the registry for curating your dream kitchen. The famed Seattle restaurant features more than 9,000 items to choose from, including exclusive products produced for Sur La Table. You’ll get 10 percent off any items you did not receive, and 10 percent off an in-store cooking class just for registering!

TARGET. Register for top brands and can add items from other websites. Target has partnered with Honeyfund so your friends and family can contribute to your honeymoon and newlywed experiences as a wedding gift! You’ll also get a 15 percent completion offer to use for those last few gifts on your list.

THIRSTYNEST. For everything from special pours celebrating milestone anniversaries to the best bottles for Netflix and takeout, ThirstyNest’s team will guide you to understand the shared experiences and future memories each registry item has in its potential. Choose from wines and spirits, drinkware, accessories and even bar furniture.

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UGALLERY. Art is the window into our souls; the mirror of our lives. With UGallery, your guests can purchase a piece of artwork for you or contribute toward a group gift. UGallery offers you 15 percent off purchases up to six months after the wedding.

WILLIAMS-SONOMA. Food and cooking enthusiasts will want to consider Williams-Sonoma. You’ll get curated product lists and guides to help you, along with bonus gifts when you add certain items to your registry. Plus, you’ll get a six-month post-wedding discount (10 percent) off any purchase. Registry specialists help you along the way.

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ZOLA. For gifts, experiences and funds — maybe a Blue Apron subscription, Airbnb gift card or travel gift cards, or a honeymoon fund — Zola offers a free wedding website for couples to add all the wedding details, and your guests can purchase products on your page and have them sent directly to you. Best part: you choose when you want the gifts delivered or convert a gift into a store credit