We've been talking about the latest wedding planning apps that are taking over the big planning binder. In Part I, we talked specifically about inspiration and collaboration tools, and Part II covered RSVP and wedding website apps.
This time around, we'll be talking about the best online wedding registry apps. Some of them focus on honeymoons, some on gifts, and some on more alternative ideas like charity and experiences.
Blanket warning for some of the apps below: Watch out for gendered language and more “traditional” options than we're used to around these parts.
Zola is pretty effortless, beautiful, and easy to use. They allow for gifts, experiences, honeymoon/cash funds, and any gift from anywhere. Zola also has a Send It Later function, allowing guests to choose when the gifts are sent, and Gift Tracker, which allows you to be notified when a gift is bought and by whom.
Honeyfund is another very flexible tool offering cash registry options toward a honeymoon, a down payment or DIY fund for home, or any savings goal. They have options for fee-less direct gifting or a small fee by utilizing PayPal for credit card transactions.
Amazon Wedding Registry
If you're already an Amazon wish list maker, Amazon's registry might be up your alley. They have Universal Registry Capabilities, meaning you can add items from any website into your registry. Amazon offers free shipping on items over $35, and they also have bonus gifts when you register for items from select vendors and when your guests make purchases. You also get a completion gift, which means that after your wedding, you'll get a one-time coupon good for 10 percent off select items across Amazon.com.
Blueprint Registry has some interesting tools like adding gifts by rooms in your home, curated catalogs to get you started, group gifting for larger items, honeymoon registry options, and a universal gift list.
MyRegistry is another universal registry list, but it allows you to sync any existing wish lists you may have around, like at Amazon and other big retailers. You can also add items from brick and mortar stores that don't have an online presence.