5 Wedding Registry Trends You Need to Know About

Not sure what to get the happy couple? Use this year's hottest registry trends from Zola as a starting point.

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March 12, 2020

As a former bride and seasoned 'maid, I can confidently say that there's only one other thing couples look forward to as much as their wedding day — and that's creating their registry. But instead of strolling through department stores with scanners in hand, today's tech-savvy brides and grooms are largely building their registries online.

And that's not the only thing that's changed. Though cookware sets and KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixers continue to be registry mainstays, more and more couples are requesting unexpected items, like experiences and contributions for "puppy funds." Needless to say, it's all a lot to keep up with, especially when you're searching for the perfect present.

So, I've decided to make things easier on you (and them!) by pulling this year's hottest wedding gifts straight from Zola, an e-commerce company that allows couples to add items from multiple retailers to one mega registry. In addition to connecting couples with free wedding planning tools, they carry thousands of top-rated products that brides and grooms can easily add to their Zola registries. See what's trending below and get the newlyweds a gift they'll actually want. Something tells me that they'll be writing you the sweetest thank you note later on!

Color

colorful kitchen essentials

Wedding Registry Trends for 2020: Colorful Kitchen Essentials

Because if you have to register for dinnerware sets and appliances, they should at least be exciting, right? If your favorite couple favors bright colors, snag them a set of blush pink plates, a mint-green toaster or a berry Dutch oven.

Photo by: Zola

Zola

Because if you have to register for dinnerware sets and appliances, they should at least be exciting, right? Modern couples are putting a fun twist on the traditional kitchen checklist and asking for items in vibrant colors. If that seems on-brand for your dearly beloveds, then you may just want to snag them a set of blush pink plates, a mint-green toaster or a berry Dutch oven.

Sustainability

sustainable wedding gifts

Wedding Registry Trends for 2020: Sustainability

Aren't we all trying to be more eco-friendly these days? If your favorite couple is passionate about reducing their carbon footprint, show them some solidarity by way of a set of reusable snack pouches, stainless steel straws or a can that separates their trash from recyclables.

Photo by: Zola

Zola

Aren't we all trying to be more eco-friendly these days? If your favorite couple is passionate about reducing their footprint, show them some solidarity by way of a set of reusable snack pouches, stainless steel straws or (my personal favorite) a can that separates their trash from recyclables.

Home Improvement

home improvement wedding presents

Wedding Registry Trends for 2020: Home Improvement

Since so many couples are tying the knot later in life, they're generally more focused on saving for their first home than furnishing their rental. Help your lovebirds invest in their future nest by gifting them planters, a gift card or even a tool kit that they can use for every project.

Photo by: Zola

Zola

Since so many couples are tying the knot later in life, they're generally more focused on saving for their first home than furnishing their rental. Help the lovebirds invest in their future nest by gifting them planters, a gift card or even a tool kit that they can use for every project.

Pets

puppy fund wedding presents

Wedding Registry Trends for 2020: Pets

Surprise, surprise. Couples today are obsessed with their furbabies, and in 2018 alone, over 1,200 twosomes even went so far as to start a puppy fund on Zola. If you already know that your couple will be incorporating their dog into their Big Day, show 'em you care by snagging a new toy set, travel tote or bed for their VIP.

Photo by: Zola

Zola

Surprise, surprise. Couples today are obsessed with their furbabies, and in 2018 alone, over 1,200 twosomes even went so far as to start a puppy fund on Zola. If you already know that your couple will be incorporating their dog into their Big Day, show 'em you care by snagging a new toy set, travel tote or bed for their VIP.

Wellness

wellness wedding gifts

Wedding Registry Trends for 2020: Wellness

It's 2020, and self-care is more important than ever. Ensure that your favorite couple continues to prioritize their mental and physical health by gifting them a diffuser, a blender that they'd never buy for themselves or a set of luxurious cotton robes that will make them feel like they're back on their honeymoon.

Photo by: Zola

Zola

It's 2020, and self-care (or couple-care?) is more important than ever. Ensure that your favorite couple continues to prioritize their mental and physical health by gifting them a diffuser, a blender that they'd never buy for themselves or a set of luxurious cotton robes that will make them feel like they're back on their honeymoon.

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