When it comes to setting up your wedding registry, there are so many options to choose from. Choosing a local Austin business helps to narrow down your decision while simultaneously helping your community to thrive, supporting small business owners and local artists. Your Austinite guests will have the option of picking out gifts in person rather than online, so they won’t have to deal with shipping costs, and guests from out of town can even have them delivered to the hotel. (Guests who put things off until the last minute will also thank you).
Looking to upgrade your kitchenware to sturdy well-crafted pieces that will last generations? Then create your registry with Kettle and Brine near downtown Austin, where you’ll find a carefully curated selection of high end kitchen-centric gifts. With an industrial Scandinavian aesthetic, Kettle and Brine features items made of heavy earthy materials like clay and iron, in a moody neutral palette. No need to learn interior design with this place. They have a fully realized style that makes it easy to mix and match. They offer kitchen standards, fun curiosities, as well as stylized decor, from a variety of local and global vendors. They conveniently list all of their products online and provide an easy to use registry on their website. Their products are meant to last lifetimes of use so they aren’t cheap. Your friend may only be able to afford a single ladle, but it will be the nicest ladle you or they have ever seen.
Tucked in northern central Austin, this classy gift shop is stocked with traditional brides in mind. Offering everything from engagement rings to fine china, this is your one-stop-shop for classic wedding accoutrements before, during, and after you say “I do”. Fusing both classical and modern farmhouse offerings, The Menagerie has an easy to navigate website, with an online registry portal, drawing from a selection of luxury brands. Their inventory offers items at every price level. Although The Menagerie does offer some basics, this registry would pair perfectly with a second registry focussing on household necessities, so you don’t have to choose between celebratory extravagance and practical standards.
Operating as a branch of Ace Hardware with additional suppliers, this locally owned and operated Austin institution is perfect for the couple that has everything, but even better for the couple that needs everything. With a good mix of hardware and homeware, this registry will stock your workshop, kitchen, living room, garage, and bathroom all at once, making it a great local alternative to a big box store. With three convenient locations throughout Austin, the ultimate practical couple can revel in new gadgets and appliances, but still throw a few frivolous trinkets into the mix. Online setup is available but in-person registry set up is recommended.
The self-proclaimed “most Austin wedding registry in Austin” lives up to it’s title with quirky and adorably ecocentric curiosities that exude positivity. With a style perfect for a happy modern or bohemian home or apartment, this local horticultural artisan creates impressive terrariums, furniture that doubles as a planter, and even custom botanical installations, with southwestern and Texan accents, and funky pops of color. With a mission to support local artists and environmental sustainability, you’ll feel as good making this registry as you will having their pieces adorn your home. Not only that, but they actually double as a wedding venue! Consulting to set up your registry in person may not be what you had in mind, but it’s worth it for that personalized touch that Articulture prides itself on.
Just stepping foot in this South Austin boutique is a calming experience with its warm colors, modern minimalist shapes, and vintage mid century feel. This shop carries a unique selection of curated imports for your home, including retro furniture, as well as natural bath and beauty products giving you a way cheaper spa-quality treatment in your own home. Call or email to set up your registry, but prices and products are all available online. You’ll pay for the rarity of some of these specialty items, but plenty of affordable options are available, and the cheaper options at Nannie Inez are just as stylish as the pricier options.
Specializing in organic bedding and textiles, this central Austin business is filled with things you may not think to buy for yourself, but that you will be grateful for every day (and night) once gifted to you. Encouraging your guests to pool together on one of these luxurious mattresses will make for an affordable alternative to multiple small gifts, and possibly more useful for you and your partner in the long run. Also offering a variety of simply designed decorations and items with a touch of glam, their materials are sustainably sourced and environmentally conscious. Email or call to set up your registry.