Fund your honeymoon: Exotic traveling can be expensive. Between flights, missed work, hotels, and food, you may find yourself without a savings after your epic trip. Try crowd-funding your honeymoon instead. Sites like Wanderable and HoneyFund make it easy to figure out the costs of your trip, and get family members, friends, and other guests to help with the costs. All you need to do is sit back and relax on your awesome trip to anywhere.
Fund a down payment for a house: If you are looking to buy new digs together after your honeymoon, a great option for a replacement registry might be to have your family help with a down payment. You can use anything from Paypal to NewGiftRegistry to get money and turn it into a down payment for your dream home.
Charitable donations registry: Already have a home and too much stuff? Instead of getting more housewares you don't need on your wedding, try having your guests donate to a charity of your choice in your name. Pick your favorite charity, and ask that guests spend what they can, donating directly to your charity or by set up an online fund. It will make your special day happy, not just for you, but for those in need all over the globe as well.
Monthly bills fund: Another great, non-traditional wedding registry is the monthly bills fund. Have friends and family buy you year-long subscriptions to organic food boxes, like Relay Foods or Graze, entertainment like Netflix or PandoraOne. You can even have them buy year long subscriptions to BarkBoxes for your pets! Ask for gym memberships, wine clubs, or membership fees to your favorite theaters and museums. The monthly bills fund will help with costs of food, entertainment and pleasure throughout your first year together. Who doesn't like a gift that keeps on giving?
The remodeling fund: Already have a house together? Does that house need a little work? Build a registry with tools and paints, gift cards to Lowes or Home Depot, sheet rock and wood. Although it's not the most romantic thing you could get for your wedding present, a shiny, stable and finished home will be a wedding gift you can treasure for many years to come.
The College Fund: Planning on having children together? Have your family donate to your future baby's college fund. If you are your spouse are planning to return to school to better your careers, you can also ask for a college fund for yourselves. There's no better investment than education!
The anything registry: SimpleRegistry.com is a great site for copy and pasting URLs to all of things you want for your wedding. If you were hoping to get some unique gifts, books, clothes or other sundries for your wedding, using a site like this will help your to compile them from all over the web. Building a non-traditional registry has never been so much fun!