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    21 Genius Wedding Registry Hacks For Future Newlyweds

    More perks, less ~stress.~

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    1. Merge registries from multiple stores at MyRegistry.

    2. You can essentially add anything to an Amazon Wedding Registry, too.

    3. Use Honeyfund if you'd like guests to contribute to honeymoon-related airfare, lodging, or excursion expenses.

    4. Go ahead and register for cash.

    5. If registries make you feel uncomfortable, consider donating your wedding gifts to charity.

    6. Use this guide to figure out how many high-end items and how many budget-friendly items you should put on your registry.

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    Get more handy wedding registry charts here.

    7. The MyRegistry and Amazon apps for iPhone and Android include barcode scanners that find the best price for any product.

    Bonus tip for guests: You can often call a store to mark something as purchased if you find the item at a better price elsewhere. For example, if a couple registered for a KitchenAid mixer at Target, and you found it at a better price on Amazon, you could call Target or go to Guest Services in-store and mark the item as bought to avoid doubles.

    8. Do guests a favor by registering at places that you know offer lots of coupons and sales.

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    Think: Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy's!

    9. Target gives newly registered couples a welcome kit, as well as a "special gift."

    Some say it's a $20 gift card.

    10. Register with Crate and Barrel and receive two stemless wine glasses in an embroidered linen bag.

    11. If you register at Bed Bath & Beyond, check out their freebook. If guests buy certain brands from your registry, you'll receive a gift.

    12. Attend a Bed Bath and Beyond Rock Your Registry event and receive a goodie bag.

    13. Include these brands in your Kohl's registry for free gifts.

    14. At Bloomingdale's, receive a $100 gift card when you spend $500 or more on items left in your registry.

    Some retailers offer discounts to purchase items that are left on your registry. They are often called completion offers or completion discounts.

    15. Retailers with a 20% completion offer:

    16. Retailers with a 15% completion offer:

    17. Retailers with a 10% completion offer:

    18. Keep an eye out for sales at Macy's.

    19. Returns for Amazon registry items cost $4.99 + $.75/lb for each item, UNLESS...

    20. Some registry sites will create spreadsheets of who bought what.

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    Most sites (except Target and Bed Bath & Beyond) will compile a thank you card list, so check for this feature! It will make your life much easier. On Amazon, you can see how to access your thank you list here. Macy's, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Restoration Hardware, and Bloomingdale's all have thank you card managers.

    Bed Bath and Beyond only provides information for online purchases. You'll need to find your registry number, call 1-800-Go-Beyond, and request that a spreadsheet of purchases, which will then be e-mailed or mailed to you.

    21. Save so much time with these fill-in-the-blank thank you cards.

    And, lastly, congratu-freaking-lations! Enjoy your wedding (gifts).