How to Personalize Your Wedding Registry for the Performing Arts

Hey nearlyweds! Stuck on what to register for? We have some awesome off the cuff ideas that were sent over to us, and these ideas are definitely worth looking over, be it a Broadway musical, helping towards your honeymoon, home decor and more. Take a look and let us know if these are helpful to you. Enjoy!

Brides Magazine's annual American Wedding Study found 93 percent of couples register for wedding and shower gifts at fewer than three different registries. This might be a perfect fit if you're looking for sets of china and linens to stock your home, but performing arts aficionados might want something a little different. There are ways to personalize your list instead of winding up with too many silverware sets. Consider the following suggestions:

Get Season Tickets

Look to your local performing arts venues from Broadway to opera houses for unique gift registry ideas. Most venues offer a season package or subscription series that can be purchased as a gift. Some theaters even offer couples the chance to register for the number of tickets and performances they want to see. If you're not sure where to start, check-out upcoming shows and events through a website like Telecharge to get an idea of what your wedding registry could look like. If you can't commit to an entire season or can’t decide between a musical and a ballet, ask for a gift card to the venue or ticket vender.

Ask for Decorations From Your Favorite Venue

Need some d├ęcor for your home? Pay a visit to your local theater’s gift shop. Browse through the original artwork prints, coffee table books, home accents and music collection sets. Inquire about registry options to make it easy for your guests to find exactly what you want. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, for example, offers personalized gift registries that you can manage yourself online.

Embrace Your Honeymoon Dreams

Build your honeymoon around a performing arts adventure like visiting the Globe Theater in England or the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Use a site like Honeymoon Wishes to register for tours, excursions and fine dining experiences. The idea is to let your guests know what their generous contribution will be used for and let them pick and choose what to fund. You could end up with enough contributions to fund your entire honeymoon.

Give Back With Your Gift

It’s no secret that the performing arts community needs a financial boost and continuous support. Ask your guests to purchase from organizations that give back, like Broadway Cares. Their online store offers gift items including the latest Broadway souvenirs, DVDs, jewelry and gift baskets all designed to give back to the performing arts community. Purchases help benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a leading nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.

Create Your Own Registry

Not sure how to tie together all your performing arts ideas in one place? Simplify the gift-giving process for your guests and create your own unique wedding registry through Giftster. Here you can set up your registry or gift page, add links to your favorite stores, share lists and rate your items so friends and family know what you want most. This way your wedding guests will have an uncomplicated list and can even reserve the item so you don’t end up getting too many tickets to the ballet this year.

What great advice! Never would have thought to but a musical or home decor from our favorite venue on the registry, did you? Which of these suggestions strikes you? Feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts!

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