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18 Best Places to Register for Your Wedding in 2024

by Joy Editors
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Selecting wedding gifts can feel like being a kid in a candy store — there are just too many to choose from! Fortunately, many beloved department stores and wedding-tailored platforms like Joy make it easy for newly engaged couples to register for their favorite items. The question is, where are the best places to register for a wedding?

Not to worry – we’ve done all of the heavy lifting for you. We’ve rounded up our top recommended wedding registry sites and stores for you (and your guests) to find everything you need. 

Read on to learn the perks and drawbacks of each registry platform and determine which options are right for you.

1. Joy

Having served over 1 million couples, Joy’s universal wedding registry offers your favorite retailers and quality products all in one place. To find must-have gifts, our browser feature and mobile app let you easily add items from any online store to your registry as well as sync with other registries. 

It’s a seamless experience for your guests, too! Guests can contribute funds through different payment solutions at their convenience and easily shop and checkout experience without account creation. They can team up to send group gifts as well as zero-fee cash funds and honeymoon contributions as modern gift alternatives. 

Best of all, Joy wedding websites integrate with your Joy registry as well as those from external platforms. Newlyweds can take advantage of 20% off discounts after the wedding day and easily schedule shipping and automatic “thank you” notes. Should you run into any issues, our users receive live support when needed. 


  • Integration with wedding website
  • Universal registry browser button
  • 20% post-wedding discounts
  • Syncs with external registries
  • Seamless checkout for guests
  • Flexible return policy
  • Alternative registry options like cash funds


  • No physical store
bedroom with bedding set from Joy wedding registry store

2. Amazon

Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce selection, allows registry creation for special events like weddings. The platform makes it easy for guests to find your registry link and enables group gifting options. Members get up to 20% discount on remaining select items on the registry after the wedding day (limit of $300 off, 10% discount for non-members). 

The company is known for its fast, free shipping for members (with orders over $25, and easy returns). You can even use its universal registry browser plugin to find and select items from other online sites. As a cash gift alternative, simply register for an Amazon gift card. 


  • Easy purchase tracking
  • Registry completion discount
  • Extensive product variety
  • Additional discounts for Amazon Prime members


  • No brick-and-mortar locations
  • Possibility of unavailable items from third-party sellers

3. Macy’s

Register for weddings through Macy’s, either on the website or in-store, and receive a plethora of discounts like 15% off small appliances and 25% off select home goods. Macy’s also includes a completion discount of up to 20% off your remaining registry items for six months. 

If you have a Macy’s credit card, you can earn rewards through the gift items your guests purchase. In addition to the completion discount, couples can take advantage of another 10% discount three months after their wedding. If you need any help, Macy’s offers registry assistance with virtual personal consultants. 


  • Multiple discounts available
  • Free returns within 90 days
  • Virtual consultants for assistance


  • Only allows store credit for returned items
  • Can’t add gifts from other stores
blue luggage set from online wedding registry
Photo: Macy’s

4. Target

Target is known for its unbeatable prices and price match guarantee for various exclusive home essentials and appliances. When creating a registry through their website, it stays active one year after the wedding for guests and up to 18 months after for the married couple. Target allows returns and exchanges for up to one year after the wedding and even provides 15% off for the remaining registry list. 

Through Target’s registry, you can also add gifts from other websites, track buyers, and add funds for travel and experiences. Gifters have the convenience of shopping both online and in-person nationwide.. 


  • Access to exclusive brands 
  • Price match guarantee
  • Easy returns up to a year after purchase


  • In-store availability of items may vary by location
  • Limits on international shipping options
  • Cash gifts through Honeyfund partnership no longer available as of 2024

5. Pottery Barn

For stylish, quality home decor for gifts, Pottery Barn makes the list. Register online or in person to use its complimentary gift-wrapping service in stores. Pottery Barn also has its own curated registry picks list you can use for guidance. 

Pottery Barn has a nifty monogram shop that makes it easy to personalize gifts, not to mention free shipping. Receive 10% discounts on all remaining items on your registry after the wedding, as well as anything else you’d like to purchase, for up to 6 months post-wedding. 

If you need assistance or style advice, you can connect with Pottery Barn design crew specialists in-store or virtually. Best of all, Pottery Barn gift cards also work at its sister stores, West Elm and Williams Sonoma. 


  • Monogram shop for personalized gifts
  • Design crew for expert advice on style and aesthetic
  • Complimentary gift-wrapping service in stores
  • Free shipping


  • Pricier gift items
  • 30-Day free return policy
handwoven toiletries and bathroom storage decor
Photo: Pottery Barn

6. Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel boasts classy, modern home goods and furniture. Its one-click registry feature makes the wish list process a breeze. Take advantage of their price matching to get your favorite items for affordable prices. 

Receive a 15% newlywed discount upon creation as well as a 10% discount on remaining registry items and additional items you want to buy. Crate & Barrel also provides real-time gift purchase alerts and has virtual design consultants available to assist you via chat. 

What’s most convenient is the ability to register for your wedding in person, online, or via the Crate & Barrel app. You can also receive free shipping for purchases over $99 and gift wrapping for a fee of $5.50 per gift box. The registry stays active for 18 months after your wedding, allowing time for the newlyweds to get settled.


  • Virtual design consultants 
  • $100 bonus for friend referral 
  • Price match guarantee


  • No cash/monetary gifting or experience options
  • Only store credit is available for returns 

7. Bloomingdale’s

From luggage to cookware, Bloomingdale’s offers a wide range of selections from high-end brands. You can make an appointment with Bloomingdale’s registry consultants for assistance and questions, as well as use its curated registry inspiration and informative guides. 

Register in-person, online, or via the app at your convenience. Couples who register can receive a 20% discount on dresses and suits for their wedding and a 10% discount on remaining registry list items. The platform also offers a 20% discount single-day discount for additional item choices after the wedding date.


  • Multiple discount offers
  • Eligibility for bonus gifts from certain brands


  • Returns are only for store credit
  • Higher priced merchandise

8. Anthropologie

Anthropologie is popularly known for its nice mix of boho-chic and traditional choices. Easily register for your wedding online, via the app, and in-store nationwide. For your convenience, their gift registry stays active for up to one year after the wedding. 

Though there are gift wrapping and shipping fees, Anthropologie makes it easy to return online orders in store or by mail. The platform lets you browse curated collections for ideas and offers a 15% completion discount up to 90 days after the wedding date. 


  • Real-time registry updates after an item is purchased
  • Easy return process


  • No free shipping on items
  • No customized/made-to-order gifts
decorative pillows on a yellow couch
Photo: Anthropologie

9. Belk

Like the other department stores, Belk has a wide range of gift options, from home decor to appliances. Register in-person, online, or via the app with ease. The Belk app also allows you to scan items with your smartphone to add to your registry while in store. 

Best of all, Belk gives up to 25% off purchases at in-store events and offers free gifts after the completion of your registry.


  • App’s ability to scan and add items while in-store  
  • Free gifts with registry completion


  • Limited brick-and-mortar stores

Photo: Belk

10. Etsy

For couples who enjoy homemade, unique, and antique items from independent sellers, Etsy makes it easy. It has a variety of craftsmanship you can’t find in the typical department store. There are also curated selections available for couples looking for inspiration. 

Since Etsy products have individual sellers, returning and shipping policies can be challenging for shoppers. Nevertheless, Etsy’s registry stays open indefinitely for you and your guests’ convenience. 


  • Unique, one-of-a-kind products
  • Items in every price range for every budget


  • Shipping, returns, and discounts depend on the individual seller
  • No sync options with other retailers

11. Dillard’s

Enjoy top brands and options for home goods with this beloved department store. You can register for a wedding with Dillard’s online or in-person at any store and receive specialists to guide you through the registry process. Dillard’s also offers a 20% completion discount after your wedding date. 

Gift options have a wide price range, making it easy for buyers to stay within their budget. Dillard’s registry also remains active up to 18 months after the wedding date.


  • 20% completion discount
  • Additional brand discounts after registry completion
  • Complimentary registry checklist


  • Limited brick-and-mortar stores
  • 30-Day return policy

12. Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma is a one-stop shop for kitchen appliances and cookware essentials. Couples who love to cook can easily create a registry on its website, app, or in-store, which will remain active for up to a year after the wedding. Receive a private appointment with William Sonoma team experts to help set up the registry, find products, and plan a private event cooking experience

Couples can also enjoy a 10% completion discount for the remaining items on the wish list and use Williams Sonoma gift cards at its sister stores, Pottery Barn and West Elm.


  • 10% discounts for unpurchased items up to 6 months
  • Complimentary gift-wrapping service for in-store purchases
  • Free gifts with registry


  • Only in-store credit for returns within 90 days of purchase
  • No furniture or other home essentials
kitchenware available as wedding gift from online registry
Photo: Williams Sonoma

13. Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond has a nice mix of basic home goods, bath essentials, and products shown on TV. Register online or in-store nationwide, and enjoy free shipping on orders over $39. Its gift registry also stays active for up to two years after the wedding event. 

The store offers a 20% discount on remaining registry items — online and in-store — for up to three months post-wedding.


  • Completion discount is valid both online and in-store
  • Complimentary gift-wrapping service at in-store stations
  • Free shipping on for registry items not available in store


  • No syncing ability with other retailer gift lists

14. Sur La Table

Are you an aspiring chef? Sur La Table is known for its stylish and useful culinary items and cookware to stock your kitchen. Easily create your registry through Sur La Table on the website or in person at one of the store locations. The platform provides a comprehensive guide to all of their products and brands with product selection tips.

Sur La Table makes it easy to earn extra gifts after completing your registry and stay active up to 18 months after the wedding event. It gives a 10% completion discount on all remaining registry items, and couples can sign up for cooking lessons directly through the platform! 


  • Bonus gifts after completion of wedding registry
  • Complimentary recipes 


  • Limited in-person locations (stores only in 24 states)
  • 30-Day return policy

15. West Elm

West Elm has home decor, furniture, and tableware for every room. Create and manage a registry on the West Elm website, app, or in store location at your convenience. You can book an appointment in-store with a design consultant for style recommendations or even use the 3D room planner feature to plan out your space. 

Couples using West Elm receive a 10% completion discount for unpurchased items on your registry list up to six months after the wedding date. You can also use gift cards at its sister stores, Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma. 


  • Complimentary gift-wrapping service for in-store purchases
  • Design crew experts for registry advice


  • No personalization opportunities for gift items
bookcase and white vase decor for home
Photo: West Elm

16. Neiman Marcus

What’s unique about Neiman Marcus is customer service. Register for a wedding with the company online or in-store nationwide, and receive help from an expert consultant to guide you through personalization. Neiman Marcus offers additional discounts to the 10% registry completion, including 10% off of its exclusive catering or dine-in food purchases and $100 off any $400 purchase. 

The Neiman Marcus registry performs online tracking for thank-you notes, as well as access to personal shoppers for bridal gowns, honeymoon destinations, and more. Shoppers can take advantage of free shipping and return items within 30 days of purchase. 


  • Additional 10% discount on NM catering and dine-in purchases
  • Complimentary gift wrap on all purchases
  • Free shipping on orders
  • Personalized planning assistance


  • Higher priced items
  • 30-Day return policy
  • Limited selection of products

17. IKEA

Last but not least, IKEA makes the list for its authority in all things furniture. Register for your wedding on the IKEA website and take advantage of its curated image galleries for inspiration. Add any product to your gift registry at the click of a button, and guests can complete the purchase online or in a store near them. 

IKEA even has the option to add a co-registrant to the gift registry, such as your fiancé or wedding planner. You can also receive updates about purchased gifts via email or when logging in to the registry. The IKEA gift registry remains active for two years after the wedding date and allows returns on used products for a full refund within 180 days.


  • Instant notification of gift purchases
  • Ability to create multiple registries under the same account


  • Not accessible via the IKEA app
  • Requires membership to set up registry

18. CB2

If you’re looking for modern and eclectic styles for your home, register for a wedding through CB2’s website or app. You can share your registry as an email notification feature, and the registry stays active up to 18 months after the wedding. You can also add items from Crate & Barrel to your CB2 gift list and receive quick updates on gift purchases. 

Additionally, the CB2 registry lets you create a personalized experience for guests, such as with a photo and custom greeting. Guests can do the same with their gift, customizing warm messages to the newlyweds. Users have access to in-home design appointments and can even use AR to visualize a gift in your space.


  • Augmented reality (AR) mobile app to view products in your home
  • Personalized design tips and advice from team experts


  • Limited store locations in the U.S. and Canada
  • Higher price range of gift items
glass chess set available as gift item from online wedding registry
Photo: CB2

Make Wedding Planning Easy With Joy

With so many options, the best way to choose a registry for your wedding is to consider your needs. Think about what you and your fiance need at home, value in terms of gifts, and which offers the most shopping convenience for your wedding guests. 

When it comes to retailer integration and wedding planning essentials, Joy’s wedding registry is a one-stop shop. We make the process easy and convenient for couples and their guests.

Your wedding registry, your way

From gifts, to cash funds, experiences or charitable causes, add any gift you want, from any online retailer, to your Joy registry.

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