The wedding registry was created years ago to help guests determine what newlyweds want or need for their home as a married couple — think monogrammed towels, china and kitchen mixers. But in recent years, it has evolved into much more. The registry has become a place for gifting just about anything a couple may dream of, from designer furniture and wine collections to honeymoon excursions and even down payments on a home. Family and friends also like to give gifts that reflect their relationship to the couple as well as their own experiences and tastes. Narrowing down a gift selection, however, can be challenging.
Luckily, there are some great go-to gifts, and we’ve found a group of married experts to share their thoughtful reasons. After all, it’s the thought that really counts.
Ms. Lee is the owner of Fete, an event production company in New York, and Jung Lee NY, a home goods store, and Slowdance, a curated wedding registry shop.
Ms. Bronfman is a D.J., the founder of the health and beauty website, HBFIT, and the author of “Do What Feels Good.”