Love public libraries like we do? Here's how you can use your registry to support one of the best

We're no strangers to charitable registries — they're some of our favorite ways to channel funds to awesome organizations (and so you don't end up with a bunch of stuff you don't even need!). If you're a bibliophile who loves to support your local public library, this wedding registry concept is stellar.

Instead of that traditional gift registry, you can easily create a wedding charity registry in support of The New York Public Library!

Want to register for an adventure? Here's the perfect blend of an experience registry and a physical gift

Y'all know we are all about experience gifts instead of more stuff we don't need. That's why honeymoon registries, cash registries, and registering for experiences is one of the most flexible ways to receive wedding gifts you'll actually use. Instead of a toaster or a slow cooker, you can get parasailing in Bali. Instead of towels, you can have wine tasting in Italy. But sometimes your guests would rather get you something you can hold or that they can see you open. That's where this new kind of gift registry comes in…

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Our favorite stylish, geeky, & totally useful registry picks from Bed Bath & Beyond

I had been floundering trying to figure out where to start my wedding registry. Bed Bath and Beyond is the number one wedding registry retailer so there had to be a ton of stuff I both needed and wanted. The keyword there was wanted. I also know that they have the best selection of household staples, but would they also have fun, offbeat-friendly gifts that my partner and I both really dig? We decided to bite the bullet and find out for ourselves. Here's how our wedding registry adventure into Bed Bath and Beyond went…

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How do we communicate that we sincerely want no wedding gifts?

When it comes to gift-giving, the general consensus among my peers is that you give what you can, if you wish. As far as we're concerned, your presence is present enough — especially considering that we are a bunch of broke Millennials.

My extended family, however, hardcore-believes in tangible gifts. Some of them are sticklers for the traditional (and comfortably middle-class) notion of extensive and expensive gifts at shower, hen party, and wedding. It's generous, but also uncomfortable, at odds with our values, and not always string-free. How can I discourage gifts at my wedding?