The Wedding Nest Is the Gift Registry That Will Finally Help You Achieve Your Dream Home

The Wedding Nest Is the Gift Registry That Will Finally Help You Achieve Your Dream Home

The Wedding Nest is an Australia-based wedding registry site that knows that for some couples decorating their home with the same IKEA or Crate and Barrel couch just isn’t an option. This service is unlike any registry you’ve ever seen. How, you ask? They offer original artwork, let you customize your gifts, and they style your wishlist like a lookbook so you can easily imagine your future designer home.

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8 Geometric Accessories to Gift to Friends, Family, and Yourself // Elaine B Jewelry

8 Geometric Accessories to Gift to Friends, Family, and Yourself // Elaine B Jewelry

Elaine was trained in metal smithing and glass blowing at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. "Inspired by minimal but inventive designs, rough stones and geometric shapes, and the versatility of jewelry meant for work or play, she created her small business, Elaine B Jewelry."

Elaine's designs are perfect for gifting to dear friends or family members who have played a part in your wedding day, or for the holidays.

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5 Great Gifts to Show Some Love to Your Wedding Party

5 Great Gifts to Show Some Love to Your Wedding Party

We know you have so much to organize for your upcoming wedding, but don't forget about gifts for the wedding party! This collective of Australian e-commerce companies has compiled a list of the best wedding party gifts to help you show your gratitude to your friends and family. 

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Ask A Wedding Planner // 9 Ways to Be A Kick-Ass Wedding Guest

Ask A Wedding Planner // 9 Ways to Be A Kick-Ass Wedding Guest

As a wedding planner, logistics are a huge part of my job: timing the guest transportation to and from the venue, timing the catering staff, ensuring there is enough time budgeted for the "shot list" the couple provided to the photographer, etc.

If you are between the ages of 20 and 40, you've probably been invited to a few weddings, and if you haven't recently planned your own fête, there can easily be rules of etiquette you are breaking without even realizing it.

Here are some helpful tips to be a kick-ass wedding guest. 

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More and Less // 5 Guidelines for Creating Sustainable Wedding Registries

More and Less // 5 Guidelines for Creating Sustainable Wedding Registries

A good moment to pause and consider our purchasing patterns is before making a registry because often they represent a big chunk of anticipated purchases. Although there are some voices calling for abolishing the practice of registries altogether given the fact that more and more couples are living together before the wedding, if it’s something you want to embrace I think it can be a sweet way of building a life with help from people you care about. As with favors and other gifts it’s important to remember there is no one right way for any of it to happen.

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21 Wedding and Engagement Gifts Hand-Picked by Vessel Brooklyn

21 Wedding and Engagement Gifts Hand-Picked by Vessel Brooklyn

Everyone can agree that no two people (and no two relationships) are alike. Yet so often we fall into a cookie-cutter trap when selecting gifts for the ones we love. The best gifts say something about both the giver and the recipient and the bonds and memories shared between them. If you’re looking for a gift, ask yourself: what makes this person unique? When thinking about the time you have spent together, what are the first images that pop into your head? When you really tap into these specifics and use them as your springboard, you will end up with a gift that is thoughtful, creative, and one-of-a-kind.

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Conscious Consumerism through Thankful Registry

Conscious Consumerism through Thankful Registry

We know many of us are concerned about consumerism and its role in climate change, so we asked Catalyst sponsor Thankful Registry for some practical ideas on how to create a wedding registry hat's more ethical, eco-friendly, and mindful of the world we live in. 

Thankful Registry is designed for couples who believe gratitude makes the world go round. It's an open-platform, universal registry where you can host traditional gifts, honeymoon funds, charity donations, and experiences all on one page. A lifetime registry with Thankful costs just $30, so feel free to keep using your registry for special occasions long after your wedding day. Explore the features by starting a free one-week trial at thankfulregistry.com.

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Ask A Wedding Planner // Is it tacky to ask for money?

Ask A Wedding Planner // Is it tacky to ask for money?

Dear Heather,

My partner and I are set to be married this fall and have invited lots of family and friends to celebrate with us. Already we have been peppered with questions about where we are registered and when the registry will be available on our wedding website. The thing is, we are two people in our 30s who have lived together for several years. Our home is furnished with all of our favorite things and we see no reason to upgrade anything or accumulate more needless things. However, we would like to go on a honeymoon and cash would really help us out with that! Can we ask our friends and family for money? Is that tasteless?!

-Experiences, Not Things

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Bachelorette Party Inspiration: League of Kitchens

Bachelorette Party Inspiration: League of Kitchens

We could not be more thrilled to share this idea with you for an alternative bridal shower, bachelorette party, or a wedding gift. League of Kitchens offers small cooking workshops for you and your friends hosted by immigrant women in their New York City homes.

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Get Bullish Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Gifts You Need this Year for Your Feminist Friends

Get Bullish Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Gifts You Need this Year for Your Feminist Friends

It's that time of year again! Time to spread a little holiday cheer by encouraging your best pals to keep up the good work smashing the patriarchy and proudly displaying your feminist swag at family get-togethers to make sure the fam doesn't get too comfortable with the state of our nation. Get Bullish has all of the feminist propaganda you need this holiday season in their E shop; not to mention they are one awesome resource for career women who want to "examine their relationship to corporations before simply 'leaning in' to them."

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Thankful Registry: Root Gift Giving in Gratitude

Thankful Registry: Root Gift Giving in Gratitude

In my 20s, I found myself buying wedding gifts on registries for friends who were getting married. Those experiences were so impersonal and transactional I started to wonder if I could build something better. Before Thankful, I was a copywriter at design agencies working on big corporate websites and also small, fun brands with lots of personality. So I started with the tone I wanted the site to have. Since gift giving is so emotional, I knew the brand would be more about the relationships between people, and less about "stuff." That's what set us apart from the way retailers were doing registries.

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Business We Believe In: Cads About Matrimony

Business We Believe In: Cads About Matrimony

Any thinking person who has planned a bachelorette party for a friend has felt the singular anguish of trying to steer clear of the humiliating, tired old clichés that traditional wedding culture likes to throw at you, while still delivering fun ways to honor someone you care about. That anguish was what inspired me to create the wedding-themed party game, Cads About Matrimony.

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