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A Different Kind of Budget Wedding Registry

Some couples spend a lot of time
registering for the perfectchina pattern, the right towels for the guest bedroom, and the most powerfulblender in the midst of planning a wedding on a budget. And it can be excitingand fun to plan a budget wedding registry with items to fill your new
hometogether.

But this process isn’t something that all couples participate inbefore they get married. Some brides and grooms are a little older and eachhave already-full households that that will suddenly have two toasters whenthey share a home together, so they may
be looking to host a yard sale ratherthan plan a budget wedding registry. Other couples have lived together beforemarriage and already have everything they need. Still other couples havefamilies who have saved lots of things to give them upon their
marriage to filltheir new homes. And some just want to feel like their love makes a differencein the world. If you and your spouse-to-be fall into one of these categories,consider creating a different kind of budget wedding registry as you start yourlives
together.

1. A Honeymoon Registry

Sites like Honeyfund can give your wedding guests the opportunity to contribute to the trip of yourdreams. Instead of gathering a house or apartment full of stuff, you want tocollect memories
to last a lifetime together. Create a registry to help fund aleisurely week in the south of France, a cruise in Asia, an adventure tour inJamaica, or a cabin in the woods a few hours’ drive away.

2. A Charitable Registry

Some couples would like to know that the celebration oftheir love for each other also helps other people. If you are one of thesecouples that already has it all and wants to pay it forward while you areplanning a wedding on a budget, consider asking your
wedding guests tocontribute to a charity such as Heifer International or Kiva, organizations that helppeople help themselves out of poverty
around the world in lieu of moretraditional wedding gifts.

3. A Local Registry

If you are just disenchanted with the idea of a big boxbudget wedding registry with gifts that aren’t as original or full or characteras you’d like, think about creating a registry of locally sourced weddinggifts. Request gift cards to your favorite local
businesses, or create a wishlist in person at a favorite local boutique or craftsman’s guild for moreunique and personal wedding gifts.

How did you customize your wedding registry?

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