Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Crate & Barrel make gift-buying super easy for out-of-town guests. But for brides looking to break out of the chain store box, these unique wedding registries will add a little local flavor to your wish list.
By Christine Williamson
60 Northern Ave.
Always on the cutting-edge and quintessentially Boston, Louis is home to some of the most luxurious and trendy home accessories in the state. Once you’re done designing the perfect place setting, you can head upstairs and pick out some straight-off-the-runway threads.
225 Newbury St.
Born out of the owner’s own bridal registry frustration, Bliss Home offers personalized service without sacrificing the modern conveniences, i.e. an online registry. The products are hand-selected from around the world and Bliss boasts the first Alessi shop-in-shop on the East Coast.
Children’s Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Ave
Have everything you need for your married life? Couples with little to no wish list can give back. Ask your guests to give donations in lieu of gifts. Children’s makes it easy by supplying cards you can slip in your invitations.
While the site technically isn’t Boston-based, it’s a great way for local newlyweds on a budget to have the honeymoon of their dreams. You can register for anything from drinks by the pool to airfare, and your guests kick in for your expenses. The best part… it’s totally free to register. Not a single fee will be passed on to you or your guests.