Amazon Wedding Registry - Everything You Need To Know
Wedding planning can be stressful, but for many, creating the registry is actually fun. After all, it’s one of the only parts of the wedding where you get free stuff, rather than paying an arm and a leg. In this guide, we're going to cover everything you need to know to create an Amazon Wedding Registry for your wedding.
In the days of old, you’d have to go to a physical store (like a caveman), register in person, and then take a scanner around and scan the products you want to add to the registry. I’m sure this is still possible, but in the days of Amazon, you can create and manage your registry from your couch. Laziness aside, there’s something like half a billion products listed on Amazon, so you can create a single registry with just about anything you could think of.
What is a registry?
In many cultures, it's traditional for wedding guests to bring a gift for the bride and groom to the ceremony. And oftentimes, the gift is intended to be something useful for the couple as they’re starting their life together. The wedding registry has developed as a way to organize this process both for the couple and for the guests. A registry is a service provided, usually by a retailer, that allows couples to compile a list of products that can be easily distributed to their guests. This lets the guests know what items the couple need (or desire), and whether or not they have already been purchased by someone else.
Amazon, the world’s largest (by far) online retailer, provides a registry service with a lot of great features that we’ll explore throughout this guide.
How does an Amazon Registry work?
Once you’ve got a registry set up (which we’ll cover later), you can browse Amazon and add products to your registry directly from the product pages. If you happen to want a product that isn’t listed on Amazon, you can still add it using the Amazon Assistant extension.
Once your registry is created, your friends, family, and other wedding guests will be able to browse your registry to easily buy the products you requested. And if the guest purchases the product from Amazon using your registry, the registry is updated, marking the item as “Purchased”, thus avoiding duplicate purchases. So you don’t have to worry about getting 13 toasters!
Why use Amazon for your wedding registry?
Besides the benefits we’ve already mentioned, there are many great Amazon registry features that you can explore here. I’ll also highlight a few of my favorites:
- You get a one-time discount of 20% off on anything left in your registry after your wedding. That’s kind of huge. You can add big-ticket items that you know your guests might not purchase just to get the 20% off discount.
- With Amazon, you have everything “all in one place”. This can save a lot of time and effort.
- Also, most people have a Prime account. So not only is it easier for you, it's easier for your guests.
- Oftentimes, guests can’t attend the wedding but still want to send a gift. Again, Amazon is probably the lowest-friction way to facilitate this.
If you’re ready to create your Amazon wedding registry, keep reading. The rest of this guide will show you how to create and manage your registry in only a few minutes.
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