Life is busy, and when you're planning a wedding, it can become even more so! That's why finding resources that help you stay organized, take the stress out of wedding activities and save you time are true gems to find. It also helps if these resources are making things more convenient, efficient, affordable, and generally more enjoyable, too! As wedding websites have grown into a staple over the last few years, it was almost a no-brainer that online wedding registries would quickly follow. Now they’re popping up left and right, along with some of the OG online shopping sites, like Amazon!
In case you haven’t used one, or you’re new to Amazon, let’s walk through the process of using an Amazon Wedding Registry together:
How to Start Your Amazon Wedding Registry
Your name and your partner’s name
The shipping address where you’d like gifts sent
Your wedding date
Your event location
Once those steps are complete, you can start adding items. You can search for what you want or browse curated lists for inspiration.
HOW TO ADD Items to Your Amazon Wedding Registry
Once you’re signed up you can add a photo (on the upper left) and start adding items. Go ahead and start browsing items such as kitchen appliances, flatware, linens and more.
Choose from all the lust-worthy brands that are popular for registries like KitchenAid, LeCreuset, Kate Spade, Cuisinart, Keurig, Wilton Armetale and so much more! They even offer curated collections of their top sellers in different categories that will help guide you to the best products for your registry and life.
As you’re selecting items, make sure to take note of the reviews from other customers!
Share Your AMAZON Wedding Registry With Your Guests!
Once you’ve added your items, make your registry public and share it with your guests! You can add your registry information to your wedding website, save the date card and details card (if you include one in your wedding stationery).
Important Notes About AN Amazon Wedding Registry
Your guests will need an Amazon account to purchase your gifts
When you register for certain items or brands and your guests purchase them, you'll get bonus gifts! Prime members get 20% off on select remaining items (shipped and sold by seller Amazon.com) from their registry, while non-members receive 10%! Who doesn't love saving money? Add those big-ticket items like a Dyson Vacuum or a new Mattress and get them for 20% off after the big day!
And last but not least: Take advantage of their FREE shipping offer. It doesn't matter if you're a Prime Member or not, anyone can get free shipping on eligible purchases over $25!
Some of the pros of using an Amazon registry: it offers a massive inventory selection, convenience, a discount for un-purchased gifts and a generous returns period.
But a big con is that the lack of physical locations means you can’t pick out or return items in person, and some perks depend on whether you or your guests have Prime memberships.
Registering for wedding gifts helps ensure that you and your betrothed start your married lives together with the things you actually want (though you’re likely still going to get a ridiculous amount of items with your monogram or name on them). And whether you’re considering traditional gifts such as china sets and bath towels, an alternative option like a scuba diving experience, or a mix of the two, Amazon’s wedding registry is equipped to deliver!
And let’s be real here, saving you time on registering for gifts in stores, leaves PLENTY of time for us to talk about your beautiful wedding stationery!
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