The Biggest Wedding Registry Pain Point—and How to Deal

Thanks to The Knot Universal Registry tool, you can kiss all your registry frustrations goodbye.
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The Knot
Updated May 21, 2020
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We heard you loud and clear, to-be-weds! Not being able to register for anything you want from any online retailer has been a serious registry pain point for many couples—until now. We're thrilled to introduce The Knot Universal Registry tool, which lets you personalize your registry even further by adding gifts from any online store (yes, even your tiny hometown antique store—as long as it has a website) to your existing wedding wish list on The Knot.

Using a simple bookmarking tool, you can now pin your favorite items from anywhere online to your registry, which means you don't need to create an entire wedding registry with Dick's Sporting Goods to add one new kayak to your registry on The Knot. And, you know that set of Mickey Mouse mugs you're so obsessed with? You can add them straight from the official Disney store. Or maybe you're both total fitness buffs—take advantage of your upcoming wedding to register for the Peloton bike you've been eyeing.

So how does it work? Head to your registry on The Knot and click "Add Gifts." To enable Universal Registry, simply drag the "Add to The Knot" button to your browser's bookmarks bar. When you find something you love at your favorite online retailer, click Add to The Knot in your bookmarks bar to make it yours. From there, customize the product image and description, see whether or not a gift request has been fulfilled, and provide proper shipping information to guests buying gifts from an external website.

Of course you're always welcome to register with one of our dozens of registry partners, link out to another of your existing registries (say, one you created on or set up a Newlywed Fund—but the addition of Universal Registry is the best and easiest way to curate a wedding registry that's uniquely you.

Ready for amazing wedding gifts? Start your registry on The Knot.

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