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10 ​Reasons to Choose Amazon’s Wedding Registry

1. World’s Largest Selection

2. Universal Registry Capability

3. Customer Reviews

4. Completion Gift

5. Free Shipping

6. Bonus Gift

7. Thank-you Tracking

8. Free Returns for 180 Days

9. Gift Financing

10. Free to Signup!

How to Signup for Amazon’s Wedding Registry

Step 1 — Amazon Account

Step 2 — Wedding Registry Creation

  • About You
  • Your Wedding
  • Your Privacy
  1. First enter your full names and include your positions (i.e., Bride, Groom, or Partner)
  2. Next you will be asked to check off whether or not you would like to invite your partner to edit your registry. Don’t forget to check this option, unless of course your partner has given you free reign and doesn’t want to be included in this process. I would highly doubt this is the case — Hello?! Gifts that you have chosen for yourself, who wouldn’t want to be included!
  3. Finally, you will need to add the primary address to where the gifts should be sent. Tip: Amazon doesn’t offer the service to hold gifts at this time. If you are going to be away on your honeymoon and unable to accept packages, you might consider having gifts sent to a friend or relatives address so they can accept and hold the packages until you return.
  4. The fourth and final task on this page is to check off whether or not you would like Amazon to give third-party sellers your address. Which means that many products on Amazon are actually sold through third-parties. You can find out more about it here.

Step 3 — Info about your Wedding

  • Enter your wedding date
  • Enter your wedding location
  • You can also enter the number of guests attending, but this is an optional choice.
  • Another great benefit is that you can tell your guests you are going green! I know that it’s super fun to unwrap presents like it’s Christmas morning, but if you’d rather save a tree or two, choose to tell your guests that you would prefer no gift wrap. Of course, it is entirely up to your guests whether they listen or not.

Step 4 — Registry Privacy Settings

  • Anyone can see this Wedding Registry: If you are counting on a complete stranger stumbling upon your registry and buying you a gift, than by all means choose this setting. This is also a good option to choose if you know that some of your parents’ friends/neighbors who aren’t invited to the wedding, but may want to send a gift anyways.
  • Only people with a link can see this Wedding Registry: If you are private person and would like your event to be kept on the down low, this would be the better option to select.
  • Only you can see this Wedding Registry: This is the best option to choose when initially building out your fantastic wish list. You can opt to change to one of the other privacy settings once complete.
  • Include registry in search result on The Knot.com: To select this option, your registry must first be visible to everyone. Amazon.com has teamed with theKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, to enable your registry showing up on those sites as well. This is supposedly to help guests find your registry more easily. Although, I think if your guests already have the link, they will be able to find you just fine.
  • Signing up for email updates with regards to your status of your registry. Checking this box will give you email updates when a gift has been purchased.
  • Signing up to receive product offers and discounts. This options is more for Amazon to have your email address for future marketing. Unless you want a potentially bloated inbox, I would just leave this box unchecked.

Step 5 — Add Gifts to Your Registry

What Else Can I Do With My Amazon Registry?

Amazon Wedding Registry Pros & Cons

Pros

  • ​Largest online selection of brands and items
  • ​Ability to add items to your registry from a variety of online retailers through Universal Capabilities tool
  • ​Free shipping available
  • ​Helpful customer reviews and user submitted questions and answers
  • ​Gift certificates are accepted on registries
  • ​Free returns of gifts; the gift giver wont know the gift was returned
  • ​Ability to add comments and set a priority for each item

Cons

  • ​Amazon doesn’t offer holding gifts at this time
  • ​If an order is placed with a third party seller, returns and customer service are handled by that seller. In that case, you must contact your gift giver to initiate the return
  • ​Not all items can be shipped internationally
  • ​Can’t walk into a store to see the actual item you are buying
  • ​Some items may become “unavailable” from the 3rd party seller, so you will need to regularly check your registry
  • ​If a guest buys something from somewhere else, you need to find out that retailer’s return policy. Some only give in-store credit and must be returned in person

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