An Amazon wedding registry allows couples to register for pretty much anything, at least anything on Amazon.com. So, it’s no wonder that Amazon wedding registries are insanely popular.
Why force your guests to go to a department store when they can order your perfect gift with free Prime shipping?
Of course, if you’re the guest, you might be wondering how to find a wedding registry on Amazon. It’s not like a store where you can walk in and ask the friendly face behind the counter! Instead, you have to navigate a gigantic virtual emporium filled with more products and services than a brick-and-mortar building could ever contain.
Fortunately, the process of finding an Amazon registry isn’t complicated. Like most things the giant internet-based enterprise does, Amazon makes finding and using wedding registries a snap. We’ll walk you through it.
How To Find an Amazon Wedding Registry
Finding an Amazon wedding registry only requires a few things. You’ll need the couple’s name and wedding month. You may also need the wedding location, but don’t stress if you haven’t received an invitation yet. You can still view their wedding registry.
Check Their Wedding Website
The first thing to do when trying to locate a couple’s registry is to check their wedding website. Most couples create a wedding website sometime between getting engaged and sending out a “Save the Date.” And most of them list the website URL on the “Save the Date” card.
Their website will contain all sorts of valuable information like the wedding date, location, and time. It may also feature engagement photos, special directions, and, of course, a link to their Amazon wedding registry.
Even if there’s no link, though, the pertinent information will be there. Without a doubt, a couple’s wedding website will give you the couple’s name (with correct spelling) and wedding month, which is enough to find a registry most of the time.
Visit Amazon Weddings and Search By Name
Once you have the couple’s name, you can head to Amazon, where you’ll visit the “Find a Wedding Registry” page. From there, all you need to do is type in the couple’s name.
With less than common last names, the wedding registry might come up right away. If it doesn’t, never fear! All you need to do is provide a few more details.
Search By Name, Location, and Date
If you’re looking for a couple’s wedding registry and they have a common last name like Smith or Martinez, you’ll need to provide more details on Amazon’s “Find a Wedding Registry” page.
Beneath the space to enter the couple’s name Amazon allows you to search by state and general event date. You don’t even need exact details for this to work! If you know the wedding is at some point in October on a California beach, you can easily use Amazon’s drop-down menus to find it.
Sort by Priority, Price, or Purchase Status
Once you’ve found the right registry, Amazon makes it super simple to find the right gift. Using their registry services, you can filter potential gifts by priority, price, and purchase status. All of these filters are easily accessible beneath the “Sort By” heading.
Let’s discuss priority first.
Soon-to-be married couples can set priorities for gifts on their registry. They may really need a non-stick frypan or coffee maker and may mark such things as “High Priority” items. Meanwhile, the decorative bird feeder on their list might not be as crucial for newlywed bliss and may have a “Low Priority” tag.
If they’re within your budget, it’s best to purchase the high-priority items first. You can ensure a gift is priced within your budget by using Amazon’s drop-down price filter.
You’ll also be able to see the purchase status of an item. So, if a couple requests multiples of anything, like towels or place settings, you can see how many have already been purchased and how many they still need.
You can also update the purchase status on their Amazon registry if you choose to buy their gift somewhere else. That ensures the happy couple doesn’t end up with a bunch of duplicate items.
Find Your Items and Complete Your Purchase
Since you used the “Find a Wedding Registry” page, finding items and completing your purchase will be a breeze. Simply select the item you wish to purchase and click “Add to Cart.”
If you’re not sure of an item or want to see more details, click “More Information.” That will take you to the product page, where you can view product specifications and customer reviews. To purchase the registry item, simply add it to your cart from the product page screen. If you decide you don’t want to buy it, use the back button to return to the couple’s registry.
Once you have the perfect gift in your cart, click “Proceed to Checkout.” Amazon will prompt you to log in to your account if you haven’t already and then provide step-by-step payment instructions.
When you checkout, you’ll notice the shipping address is provided but blacked-out. Amazon will send the gift straight to the address the couple gave. If you want to give it to them yourself, you can adjust the shipping address so that the gift ships to you instead. You can also add-on gift-wrapping services with most Amazon products.
We should note that it’s best practice to send wedding gifts to the address provided with the registry in advance. Showing up with a gift is acceptable but has a lot of drawbacks for the couple tying the knot. Now they have to lug your gift back to their house!
Plus, wedding gifts stacked on unwatched venue tables tend to tempt thieves and other disreputable types. With how easy Amazon makes it to find and send a gift directly to a couple’s preferred address, there’s no excuse not to use their shipping services.
To Wrap it Up
If you’re attending a wedding soon and find the registry is on Amazon, you’re in luck. As with most services from the web-based enterprise, wedding registries on Amazon are straightforward to use. Type in the couple’s name, maybe a state and the wedding date, and you’re set!
Now all you have to do is pick a gift and send it!
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