Top 12 Registry Ideas for the Canadian Bride
What's one of the best things about being a bride? Signing up for a bridal registry! (It's like getting all of the presents you'd be gifted on your birthday and at major holidays... combined!) But where to go if you're looking for a random collection of items? We've rounded up some of the best bridal registries in Canada and given a brief synopsis of the items they have on offer. From adventure experiences to lawnmowers and tea towels, these are top sites and outlets to check out.
Kitchen Stuff Plus
Don't let the name of this company deceive you — Kitchen Stuff Plus offers brides and grooms much, much more than just kitchen tools. Their outlets are packed with all sorts of homey goodies, including picture frames, clever gadgets you didn't know you needed (olive pitters!? Sign us up!) and a wide array of chefs knives. As a bonus, they have a generous return policy.
Visit the Kitchen Stuff Plus gift registry for details.
Whoever said owning fine China was out of fashion obviously hasn't shopped at William Ashely as of late. The store is packed with beautiful wares that can be busted out on the daily, including dinner plates and champagne flutes. Sure the items could be saved for special occasions, but every day is worth celebrating, so treat yourself!
Visit the William Ashley gift registry for details.
The Bay is the grand dame of the bridal registry industry. Perhaps the most popular of them all, you can register for everything from clothes to the company's classically coloured blankets. You can even request products crafted by one of their featured partners (like Etsy and Drake General Store).
Visit The Bay gift registry for details.
If you and your sweets are in the market for some bigger furniture items, Pottery Barn may be the place to register. Known for their barnyard-meets-urban-meets-vintage wares, they offer a variety of awesome and stylish bedroom/bathroom/kitchen objects. We're particularly partial to their bright and prettily patterned throw pillows.
Visit the Pottery Barn gift registry for details.
Let's be real, wedding rings are uber expensive. And since the gem is something you'll wear and love forever, why not get family and friends to pitch in on the purchase so you can afford something you truly want? Think that's gauche? Birks also offers items that aren't all bejewelled, from crystal and pens to accessories.
Visit the Birks wedding section for details.
The gadgets! The tech toys! The items you never thought you wanted! Amazon.ca finally has a Canadian registry section where brides and grooms can create a wishlist of the products they want. Bonus: shipping is almost always free and it's incredibly reliable.
Visit Amazon.ca's wish list section for details.
Crate and Barrel
Have a small space that you want to pack with style? Look no further than Crate and Barrel. The large shop offers a variety of products that are made for condo/townhouse living, all of which are coated in bright prints, patterns and colours. They also have an exceptional entertaining section, full of glasses and barware.
Visit the Crate and Barrel registry for details.
Life Experiences allows people to gift their loved ones with something they'll never forget: a one-of-a-kind experience/trip. You can register for flight lessons, wild water rafting in Ottawa, auto racing, dinners for two and even adventure vacations. The possibilities are endless!
Visit lifeexperiences.ca for details.
We don't care what anyone says, you can never have too many towels (when they get all funky and you have to toss them out in two years, you'll thank us for this little piece of advice). Plus, you'll want some fresh sheets to lie down in post-matrimonial ceremony. So get thee to the Linen Chest and start asking for haute textiles from your beloved family and friends.
Visit the Linen Chest wedding and registry section for details.
GiftSpacesYou'll love being able to put your own spin on your wedding registry with GiftSpace. Using their simple set-up, you can add your own messages and photos, and select any items you'd like (from appliances to your honeymoon) and then have loved ones contribute in any currency. Yes, they charge a processing fee, but you'll receive 100 per cent of the gift.
Visit GiftSpaces.ca for details.
Bed Bath and BeyondFrom bedding and bath, to kitchen cookware and dinnerware to home decor, there's no shortage of items to add to your wedding registry if you register at Bed Bath and Beyond. Bonus: your guests are sure to love your wallet-friendly choices.
Visit the Bed Bath and Beyond registry section for details.
My RegistryMy Registry lets brides and grooms add items from any Canadian store to their free online registry, plus links out to your existing registries or wish lists on sites like The Bay or Amazon.ca. Why have one registry when you can have one that aggregates them all?
Visit myregistry.com for details.
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