Sep 6, 2017 Wedding

Found: The 5 Best Places to Register for Weddings

by Megan Beauchamp

Registering for your wedding offers the rare opportunity to upgrade some of your everyday household staples and add a few special items to your space. But with so many registry options available to choose from (case in point: You can even register for your wedding at Costco now), it can be challenging to find the one that's right for you. So to help you narrow it down, we've compiled the best places to register for every type of couple.

If you're a couple that loves to cook together, check out Williams Sonoma's registry for stovetop-worthy cookware and fancy knives. If you're addicted to Amazon Prime, consider using the site's registry to score stylish home décor finds that won't break your guests' budgets. If you'd rather skip traditional gifts in favor of financing your honeymoon, believe it or not, there's a registry for that, too.

Ahead are our picks for the best places to register for weddings. By the time you scroll to the bottom, we're confident you'll feel ready to cross it off your wedding checklist.

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Jose Villa

If you love to cook and entertain, Williams Sonoma is hands down the best registry option for you. With everything from essential cookware to table linens to pantry-organizing supplies, you're sure to find everything you could possibly want to stock your kitchen like a pro chef.

Notable discount: If you weren't gifted everything you had your eye on, Williams Sonoma offers 10% off any purchase of your registry items up to six months after your wedding.

Our picks: KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer ($380), Wüsthof 6-Piece Steak Knife Set With Plum Wood Handles ($170), and Williams Sonoma Professional Ceramic Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set ($400).

Costco card members, rejoice. Earlier this month, the beloved bulk retailer announced a partnership with MyRegistry.com that allows couples to add all their wedding gift picks to a universal registry. You can register for everything from bedding to small kitchen appliances to honeymoon packages. Note: If you're a non-member, you can still set up a registry, but not all items may be available to you.

Our picks: Jura Impressa A9 Coffee Center ($1,450), Bassett Mirror Company Lyon Bar Cart ($500), and Dyson Ball Animal Upright Vacuum ($400).

Curate a registry from over 450 brands, including classic standbys like KitchenAid and Le Creuset, as well as modern favorites like Blue Apron and Brooklinen. In addition to registering for gifts, you can set up a cash fund for your honeymoon and select from a range of experiences like a monthly wine club membership or a coffee subscription.

Notable discount: For an entire year after your wedding, take 10% of items in your registry.

Our picks: Brooklinen Luxe 7-Piece Sheet and Duvet Bundle ($255), Winec Monthly Wine Club ($300), and Soma Water Filter Pitcher ($40).

Registering at West Elm is ideal for couples furnishing their first home together. From luxe leather couches to decorative mirrors, this modern furniture chain has everything you need to outfit a home that's both stylish and functional.

Notable discount: According to West Elm's registry website, you can take "15% off what's left on your registry post-wedding—plus anything else that catches your eye."

Our picks: West Elm Dekalb Leather Sofa ($3,000), West Elm Umbra Hub Adjustable Organizational Ladder ($100), and West Elm Souk Wool Rug 5'x8' ($400).

If you already order everything from pantry staples to stylish home finds on Amazon, why not take advantage of the site's convenient wedding registry? In addition to culling through Amazon's expansive offering, you can install the Universal Registry button to pick items from any other online shop on the web.

Notable discount: Amazon offers a one-time discount on remaining registry items (20% for Prime members and 10% for non-Prime members). Be sure to keep an eye on your calendar—the discount expires 90 days after your wedding.

Our picks: Jinsen Stainless Steel Flatware Set in Matte Gold ($27), Menu Bottle Grinder With Steel Lid, Set of 2 ($70), and Modway LexMod C24 Wishbone Chair in Walnut ($145).

What's at the top of your registry wish list? Tell us in the comments below.