Going Off Registry

The balance between being thoughtful and what a couple wants can be tricky.  Going off registry can yield you the most thoughtful gifts, but ensure you know the couple very well before doing so.  We’ve captured a few of our favorites below that are always a hit.

Guest Book

Image compliments of AvellanaPress via Etsy Image compliments of AvellanaPress via Etsy

Looking for something to be used on the big day? Check out Etsy for our favorite selections on Guest Books. We’re not talking about a book with sheets of paper and signatures.  These guest books are keepsakes capturing memories, advice and well wishes on the biggest day the couples’ life.  It’s something they’ll be able to join as will their family for years to come after the wedding. Filled with sweet, heartfelt messages, you can be the first to write a special note inside for the couple to find on their big day!

Bridal Bracelet

Photo compliments of Kate Spade Photo compliments of Kate Spade

Is the bride-to-be loves timeless pieces, this is a perfect fit.  The bride idiom bangle from Kate Spade is elegant and delicate.  Beautiful sayings are inscribed around the bangle but only visible when read up close.  This classic bangle can be dressed up or down for any pre-wedding event or worn as a keepsake after the big day.  It’s perfect to add to the bride’s ever-after collection and a memory piece she can hold onto.

Honeymoon Attire

Photo compliments of Panmilli Photo compliments of Panmilli

Depending on where the couple is honeymooning, some fun beach attire could be perfect for the trip.  If it’s a Euro exploration, search for classic pieces like scarves & hats.  What better way to get her thinking about her post-wedding relaxation with her new hubby than an accessory for her to pack for her honeymoon? Check out this adorable, fun hat on Etsy! We think it would look adorable monogrammed with her new name or a simple ‘do no disturb’ stitched in.  If not, there’s always the classic ‘Rose all day.’

Something Blue

Image compliments of ShannahJSmith Image compliments of ShannahJSmith

We all know how the saying goes…something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  She’s probably overwhelmed trying to get the major details locked down (like flowers) and most likely hasn’t had time to think about the smaller ones.  I love this gift in particular because it’s discreet.  It’s something special under her gown that only she’ll know is there.  Plus it makes for a super fun photo with the photographer on the wedding day.  Etsy is the perfect place to find a gift like this.


Meet Jen

I’ve always had a love affair with creation. Since I was a child, I handmade my gifts or combined toys to design something new. Fast forward twenty years, and I’m still making my gifts every holiday and designing new ways to do things.


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