Wedding Registry Wording Ideas and Examples for Every Type of Registry (2023)

Let your guests know your wedding gift wishes with these thoughtful words.

Creating a wedding gift registry is an exciting part of your wedding planning journey and a helpful way to let wedding guests know what you need for your new life together. If you're wondering what the best way is to inform loved ones of your wedding gift wishes, we're here to help with carefully crafted wedding registry wording ideas. After all, it's a tremendous privilege to receive wedding gifts. It's not your right to receive them, nor your guests' obligation to give them—so it's really important to strike the right tone and follow modern registry etiquette.

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From gift registry wording on your wedding website to popular poems for requesting cash gifts, communicate just the right message and sentiment to your guests about the wedding gifts you'd really like to receive (if any!). The key? To be authentic, gracious and helpful.

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Remember, you don't have to choose just one type of registry. Many couples have a traditional gift registry, honeymoon fund and cash fund, so feel free to pick and choose from all of these wording examples.

In this article:

  • Wedding Registry Wording Ideas
  • Honeymoon Fund Registry Wording
  • Cash Registry Wording
  • Charity Wedding Registry Wording
  • Destination Wedding Registry Wording
  • No Wedding Gifts Wording

Wedding Registry Wording Ideas

It's considered improper etiquette to include registry wording on your wedding invitation which makes complete sense because you're inviting that person to join your celebration not inviting them to buy you a gift. Furthermore, there's already a lot of event information to be communicated and formality around wedding invitation wording.

Historically, couples would rely on bridesmaids and family members to tell guests about their wedding gift registry. Fast forward to today and the best ways to notify guests about registry information are on a wedding website, by word of mouth and on a bridal shower invitation.

Registry Details on a Wedding Website

Your wedding website is the communication hub for all of your wedding details and so it makes sense to use this as the primary place for listing registry information. It is commonplace (and proper etiquette), for couples to include the URL for their website on the wedding invitation to direct guests to the web page to RSVP and for more details, including your wedding registry.

In fact, most wedding website templates offer a registry tab. This is the perfect place for engaged couples to list their registry information — if guests navigate to that section, they are actively seeking your registry to buy a wedding gift. The wedding details section of your website is also a good spot. Simply create a "Wedding Registry" section.

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Wedding Registry Wording Examples

A wedding website is less formal than an invitation, so feel free to make the registry wording sound like you! Make it as personal and as specific as possible. Here are a few wording examples to get the ball rolling.

We're looking forward to celebrating with you on our big day. Having you attend our wedding is the greatest gift of all. However, if you're looking for wedding gift ideas, we've registered at these stores for things that we need to outfit our home: [insert store name(s)].


We've lived together for a while now and so we've put together a gift registry of things we need to complete our home and for our new life together. You can find our wish list at [insert store name(s)].


Your presence at our wedding is the greatest gift we could ask for! If you would like to honor us with a gift, we have registered a list with [insert store name(s)]. Gift cards to [insert store name(s)] are also appreciated as we are moving into a new house after the wedding.


We are thrilled that you are coming to celebrate with us—and that's the best gift of all! But, if you feel like you would like to help us spruce up our place, we've registered at [insert store name(s)].

Registry Wording on a Bridal Shower Invitation

This popular pre-wedding event is intended to shower the couple with gifts. Unlike a wedding invitation, it is absolutely appropriate and encouraged to include gift registry information on a bridal shower invitation. Keep the information short and sweet with wording like this:

The happy couple [or to be wed name(s)] have registered at [insert store name or URL]. You can find their gift list online at [ insert store URL] or in-store with Registry ID Number: [insert registry number].

Alternatively, many gift registry retailers provide the couple with gift registry cards with the registry ID number and URL printed on them—the wedding shower host can insert them into the bridal shower invitation.

Honeymoon Fund Registry Wording

Creating a honeymoon fund registry is extremely popular these days, either instead of a traditional gift registry or in addition to it. With many couples living together before marriage or marrying at an older age, oftentimes, they have everything they need for their home but would appreciate contributions to a honeymoon instead.

Rather than have guests just send you cash for your trip, it's a good idea to give as much information as possible about your travel plans including destination, hotel, airline, sightseeing tours, activities and experiences you are planning to enjoy. Thankfully, there are excellent honeymoon fund registries—The Knot, Traveller's Joy and Honeyfund, to name a few. These platforms make it easy for you to lay out your plans so your guests can contribute.

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Honeymoon Fund Wording Examples

To let guests know about your honeymoon fund, use your wedding website registry tab to give your loved ones all the details with one of these popular honeymoon fund wording examples.

We're looking forward to celebrating with you on our wedding day. We're planning a honeymoon to [insert destination] and will gladly accept any contributions, tips or advice to help us plan our trip!

We have set up a honeymoon fund at [Insert URL] under registry ID [insert ID number]


Thank you for being a big part of our special day. If you feel inclined to give us a wedding gift, it would mean the world to us if you contributed to our amazing honeymoon in [insert destination].

You can see our itinerary and all the activities we have planned on our honeymoon registry at [Insert URL] under registry ID [insert ID number].

Honeymoon Fund Poems

Over the past few years, wedding poems have become a popular and charming way to request honeymoon contributions. Here are some website-ready verses for you to use or take inspiration to get creative and write your own poetry.

We've lived together for a while and have everything we need,
But an extra special honeymoon would be very good indeed.
If you'd like to give a wedding gift and you're looking for a clue,
We've set up a honeymoon fund to help make our dream trip come true.


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We have been together quite a while,
With all our pots and pans,
We don't need homely gifts so we have another plan.
Rather than a wedding list we'd love a bit of fun,
We really need a holiday when all is said and done.
So if you would like to give a gift and send us on our way,
A donation to our honeymoon would really make our day!


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In order to make our dreams come true,
We'd love to go on a honeymoon for a week or two.
Instead of a dinner set, a vase or a bowl,
A financial contribution would make our wedding experience whole.
We've created a bank account to save our honeymoon money,
We really appreciate it, and we can't wait to go somewhere sunny!

Cash Registry Wording

Another alternative to receiving physical gifts is to set up a cash fund wedding registry. Similar to a honeymoon registry, there are online platforms to let guests know what their cash gift is going towards, as well as, to accept payments. It's important to be specific about what you plan to use the money for—home improvements, a down payment on a house, big-ticket items like major appliances, etc.—so that guests can appreciate what they're giving you. P.S. Check out The Knot Cash Fund for a great guest experience.

You could also forgo the online cash fund and set up a wishing well at the reception where guests can put their cash gift inside a wedding card to drop into a decorative box that you can DIY or buy online.

Whatever approach you take, you'll need cash registry wording (or an adorable wedding money poem!) to put on your wedding website to ask for money in a tasteful and practical manner. We suggest that you put this message under the "Wedding Details" tab or a "Registry" tab if you have set up a cash fund online.

Cash Fund Wedding Registry Wording Examples

We are so excited to have you join our special day, and your presence at our wedding is the best gift we could ask for. However, if we are to be honored with a present from you, a monetary gift towards our [insert how funds will be used] would be very much appreciated.

We have set up a cash fund wedding registry at [Insert URL] under registry ID [insert ID number]
A wedding card box will be at our reception.


Thank you for being a big part of our wedding day. If you feel inclined to give us a wedding gift, a contribution towards our [insert item] would help get our newlywed life off to a great start.

We have set up a cash fund wedding registry at [Insert URL] under registry ID [insert ID number]
A wedding card box will be at our reception.

Cash Fund Poems

On [insert wedding date] we will celebrate,
That we have found our lifelong mate.
We are so excited to become husband [or wife] and wife,
And take the next step in our new happy life.
We have a small registry as you can see,
But money would help grow our family tree.
We would love a place to plant our roots,
Donations from you would help buy us a roof.
But if you prefer presents with bows,
Click the link to see what we need most.


As we've lived together for a year or two,
We really don't need anything new.
But if you were thinking of getting us a small wedding gift,
Some money for our [insert item] wouldn't go amiss.

We have set up a cash fund wedding registry at [Insert URL] under registry ID [insert ID number]
A wedding card box will be at our reception.


We'll soon be saying 'I Do',
And for a gift, if you haven't got a clue,
Then we'd really love some cash,
So we can really make a splash,
With a brand new bed [or insert another item] for two!

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We have set up a cash fund at [Insert URL] under registry ID [insert ID number]
A wedding card box will be at our reception.


As we're getting married we thought it would be fun,
To move into a brand new home—we need to get it done.
As wedding gifts are bulky and we're a little short on space,
Some money would be the ideal gift to help us buy our place!

We have set up a cash fund at [Insert URL] under registry ID [insert ID number]
A wedding card box will be at our reception.

Wishing Well Poems

We're tying the knot and we just can't wait,
We knew it would happen on our very first date.
As we've got our home dressed up with accessories,
We don't really think that a gift registry is necessary.
But if you did want to give something to help us on our way,
Some money in a card would truly make our day!

A wishing well card box will be at our wedding reception.


More than just kisses so far we've shared,
Our home has been made with love and care,
Most things we need we've already got,
And in our home, we can fit a lot!
A wishing well we thought would be great,
if you wish to participate!
A gift of money is placed in the well,
Then make a wish but shhh don't tell!
Once we've replaced the old with the new,
We can look back and say it was thanks to you!
And in return for your kindness, we're sure,
That one day soon you will get what you wished for.

A wishing well card box will be at our wedding reception.

Charity Wedding Registry Wording

If you've included a charity on your wedding registry, here are a few wording examples.

Thank you for being a big part of our special day. If you feel inclined to give us a wedding gift, it would mean the world to us if you made a donation to [insert charity name], a charity very dear to us.


In loving memory of [insert name], we'd be deeply touched by a donation to [insert charity name] in lieu of a wedding gift.


As committed as we are to each other, we are determined to make a difference by supporting the work of [insert charity name]. If you'd like to give us a wedding gift, the best gift of all would be a donation to this organization.

Destination Wedding Registry Wording

If you're planning a destination wedding, your guests are already investing a fair amount of money on travel expenses to join you. Oftentimes, couples acknowledge this by requesting no gifts. Explain this with a short and sweet note on your wedding website.

Having you join us for our celebration in [insert destination] is the best wedding gift ever.
These precious memories will last a lifetime, so please, no gifts.

No Wedding Gifts Wording

Guests usually want to give newlyweds a wedding gift, but what if you really, really don't want any gifts at all! Similar to a destination wedding, make this desire very prominent, with clear and concise wording on your wedding website.

Having you join us for our celebration is the only wedding gift we want or need.
These precious memories will last a lifetime, so no gifts, please.

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