Planning out a conscious wedding comes with a long to-do list, but this post will help you check off one thing: picking out your sustainable wedding registry!
It may feel overwhelming at first to plan out a registry that aligns with your dream of a low-impact wedding. But there are some really incredible ethical and eco-friendly registry options out there and we’ve curated them for you all in one place!
Note that this guide includes partners and affiliates. As always, all brands meet high standards for sustainability and are brands we love — and that we think you’ll love too.
1. Made Trade
If you like the aesthetics and variety of choices at places like Anthropologie or Nordstrom but want to shop ethically, you will love Made Trade. The online ethical and sustainable store has pretty much everything you could need to curate a beautiful, conscious space. You can find organic bedding + towels, fair trade home decor + textiles, earth-conscious cookware + kitchen accessories, and even sustainably-made furniture + lighting. To make the process super simple, Made Trade partnered with MyRegistry, a universal registry platform.
- Porcelain Dinnerware & Drinkware from The Bright Angle
- Recycled Copper or Cast Iron Cookware from Various Brands
- Mirrors, Wall Decor, and Macrame Planters from Ceremonia
For artisanal accents with a story that will add depth and beauty to your home, check out fair trade marketplace Ten Thousand Villages. The retailer has hundreds of handcrafted goods made by artisans around the world — from outdoor pieces like planters and gardening tools to home goods like baskets to wall decor. Each and every piece is uniquely handmade by skilled artisans earning fair wages and working in a safe, healthy environment.
- Kaisa Storage 10 Inch Basket and 12 Inch Basket
- Kitchen Linens Handmade in India and Nepal
- Peace & Quiet Hammock
Green home and lifestyle retailer VivaTerra is another incredible place to browse for your sustainable wedding registry. The online store has exceptional decor, like recycled glass vases and natural fiber baskets as well as tableware, cookware, bed & bath accessories, and more. VivaTerra also has a wide selection of sustainably made outdoor furniture and accessories!
- Tree of Life Doormat and Other Colorful Rugs & Doormats (including seasonal options)
- Bamboo Hanging Pendant Light and Other Lamps
- Recycled Acacia Wood Planter and Other Outdoor Decor
You may not have thought of Etsy for your sustainable wedding registry, but the handmade marketplace has plenty of small-batch and made-to-order items for your life together with your partner. You can also find a number of eco-friendly products made from reclaimed wood and other thoughtful materials. Check out categories like Kitchen & Dining or Home Decor on ETsy for ideas!
- Honeycomb Shelves (perfect for displaying house plants!)
- Reclaimed Wood Coat Rack/Organizer
- Linen Tablecloths and Linen Placemats from MagicLinen
As the name suggests, Uncommon Goods is full of one-of-a-kind pieces that you won’t find elsewhere. While not all of the products on the site are eco-friendly, you can discover plenty of unique and useful items made by independent makers in small batches. The online retailer is an amazing place to find thoughtful gifts to buy — or put on your registry to receive! Check out their Wedding Gifts Collection for ideas.
- Hang Anywhere Shelf Duo and Hanging Side Table
- Wood Cookbook and Tablet Stand (made from salvaged wood) and Personalized Cutting Board
- Personalized Lazy Susan (made from reclaimed wine barrels!)
(they don’t have a registry, but you can create a wishlist to share out)
EarthHero is a one-stop zero waste shop for all things non-toxic and eco-conscious. The site has green alternatives to tons of essentials you may need for your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, office, living room, or closet. They even have eco-friendly tech and pet accessories!
(Use code CONSCIOUSLIFE for 10% off!)
7. Zola (Select Items)
The popular wedding registry company Zola has a number of eco-friendly products in their Earth Day Collection to choose from. Their collection features zero waste reusables, composting essentials, eco-friendly kitchen tools, organic bed & bath, decor items, and more. Zola’s has some of the most popular sustainable home products on the market but their collection isn’t as big as what you’ll find from retailers like Made Trade, EarthHero, or VivaTerra.
- Stasher Reusable Silicone Bags 12 Pack
- FoodCycler Countertop Food Composter
- 6-Piece Organic Bath Towel Set
For couples who’d rather opt out of wedding gifts, here are some alternative types of sustainable wedding registries to check out!
8. The Good Beginning (Donation Registry)
If you want to have your guests donate to a nonprofit instead of giving you gifts, create a charity registry with The Good Beginning. While you don’t necessarily need a registry to accept donations, it will make the process a lot more streamlined for you and your guests.
How does it work? Register on TheGoodBeginning.com with some basic information and pick up to three charities. As your guests and loved ones donate, the information will be tracked so that you can send out thank you notes after your special day.
The perfect registry for minimalists, Honeyfund lets couples accept contributions to their honeymoon instead of physical gifts. Guests and loved ones can contribute to “items” like airplane tickets, a resort stay, dinners, adventure activities, spa services, and more.
How does it work? Open an account with Honeyfund and connect your bank account and set up your registry with the help of their Sample Registries. Once you’ve completed your unique honeymoon registry specific to your dream destination, share it with your invitees as you would any other registry!
For a cash registry that has more flexibility, check out Blueprint. You can use the platform to accept financial contributions for honeymoons, charity donations, celebration funds, home funds, and more.
How does it work? Sign up for an account on Blueprint and then select from pre-populated collections or create your own custom gifts. Then send to your invitees! Blueprint also lets you add items from stores if you’d like to combine physical and intangible gifts into one registry.