So it's not at all surprising to see more unusual registries out there — many asking for cash to help with a honeymoon or student loan payments. But cohabitating couples are choosing other items you might not expect to see on a registry: renovation materials.
According to home goods retailer Wayfair, 21% of registries created from January to May 2019 included home improvement items.
Popular items include:
- Cabinet hardware
- Mosaic pattern tile
- Peel-and-stick wallpaper
We're totally here for the idea — renovations can get expensive. And really, do you need another set of towels?
Wayfair released a number of other insights based on registries created on the site. Here are a few quick takeaways:
- September 21 is the most popular day for weddings in 2019, and September and October are the most popular months for weddings this year.
- Group gifting options are on the rise, allowing multiple parties to go in on expensive items like hot tubs (which, by the way, are one of the post popular registry items in Hawaii, specifically).
- Natural materials are big this year — people are asking for wooden items like cheese boards and platters. They're also asking for greenery, with planters making up 50% of the outdoor items in registries.
If you're getting married this year, what are you looking to add to your registry?