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Etsy is my go-to source for personalized gifts, no matter the occasion. Whether it’s a wedding gift or a housewarming present, I love shopping for unique, handmade items on Etsy that I know no one else will be gifting. Now that I’m planning my own wedding registry, I don’t want to ask for the same big-name store gifts as everyone else.

Luckily, Etsy just launched a new registry program earlier this month. Etsy says they’ve seen more than an 800% increase in searches for ‘handmade gifts’ lately, so they created a registry service. It functions just like the typical Amazon or Target registry you’ve probably shopped from at some point, but everything is handmade just for you.

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Making a registry can save you money.

If you’re new to the whole registry thing, here’s how it works. When you get married, it’s customary for guests to get you a wedding, engagement, or bridal shower gift. Creating a registry is an easy way to let your friends and family know what you need and will use. Without a registry, you’re likely to end up with a bunch of gifts you don’t want or don’t have a use for—and then you’ll still have to spend money on the things you do need.

By creating a registry, you’re more likely to receive the items you’re already planning to buy—which means you’ll save money by not having to buy those things after the wedding.


Here’s how to make an Etsy wedding registry.

a computer with the new etsy wedding registry page pulled up on it

Making your Etsy registry is so easy—the hardest part will be narrowing down the items you want to add to the list!

  1. Go to the Etsy Registry page
  2. Click “Create a wedding registry”
  3. Sign in to your account (or create a new one)
  4. Add your wedding date and other details
  5. Add items to your registry



How to add items to your wedding registry:

a screenshot of etsy wedding registry
  1. Click on the item you want to add
  2. Click the heart icon in the top right hand corner
  3. Click “add to list” from the pop-up menu
  4. Select your registry


You can personalize the items you add to the registry when you add them.

Once you’ve added items to your registry, you can add personalization details to each item. (This way, you can personalize the items exactly how you want, without relying on the purchaser to know exactly what you want.)

To add personalization, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the item on your registry
  2. Click on “Add note to the shop”
  3. Add your personalization and click “save”
  4. When someone purchases this item from your registry, the personalization preferences will automatically be applied


You have to set your registry to “live” or else people can’t see it.

an iphone with the etsy privacy settings pulled up on it for wedding a registry

To publish your Etsy registry:

  1. Click “share” at the top of your registry page
  2. Add your wedding date and your names
  3. Add a delivery address for gifts
  4. Click “Make my registry findable” so your friends and family can use the registry search to find yours
  5. When your registry goes live, you’ll get an HTML code you can use to link to the registry on your website or invitations


Right now, you can enter to win a $2,000 gift card!

To promote the launch of the new registry program, Etsy is giving away $10,000—and all you have to do is make a registry to enter. Etsy will give five different couples a $2,000 gift card to buy the things on their wedding registry. To enter, create an Etsy wedding registry and add 15 (or more!) items to it by June 10, 2023. Once you’ve completed the steps, you’ll be entered to win one of the five prizes.

Get the Most Out of a New Etsy Wedding Registry (And Enter to Win $2,000!)