Five Wedding Gift Trends for the Modern Couple

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Lucky for you, 2016 is all about letting your personality shine, especially when it comes to weddings and your registry. The constraints of convention are no longer—just because your mom did it, doesn’t mean you have to. Couples are choosing gifts that fit into their lifestyle, whether they’re “traditional” or not. So, skip the fine china. Here are five wedding gift trends you should consider for your registry:

It’s All About the Experience:
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If the idea of bringing one more thing into your home has you wanting to forego your registry entirely, consider adding experiences to your wish list. From cooking classes to wine tastings, couples are registering for unique ways to spend time together.

Build Your Art Collection:
Why not play curator of your space and encourage guests to help build your dream gallery wall? And while you’re at it, register for a gift card for custom framing, so your new artwork is wall-ready by the time you get back from your honeymoon.

Upgrade Your Essentials:
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We’re willing to bet that you already have a blender, but it might not be the blender. Have you been eyeing that new Dyson? Is it high time you tossed your post-college towels? Now‘s the time to get the pieces you’ve been coveting, and your registry is the gateway to make it a reality.

Skip the Fine China:
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Let’s be honest, china spends more time in the cabinet than it does on the table. Today’s bride is skipping the “only-for-special-occasions” tableware and opting for exceptionally nice everyday dishes.

Shop Small:
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Don’t misunderstand—we love the big-box stores—but there’s no reason that your registry has to be restricted to them. Your favorite indie designers have a place on there too! Register for your favorite homemade gifts right alongside your toaster. Click here for inspiration.

Ready to get started on your wedding registry?


Images || (Featured) Rowan Jane Photography via Weddingbells


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