Costco has become a one-stop-shop for many of its members. For many, that means everything needed for their wedding too. The retailer has offered a fairly comprehensive wedding shop, including rings, flowers, invites and even honeymoon-booking services. However, it wasn’t until recently that Costco launched its very own wedding registry.
About Costco Wedding Registry
Costco partnered with MyRegistry.com to bring its customers the Costco Wedding Registry. In fact, you can use the gift registration for any special event in your life. This includes baby showers, graduations and any other event you’d like to register for. You can register for any item available at Costco or Costco.com.
Who Can Use Costco Wedding Registry?
Anyone! Although Costco is known as the largest members-only wholesaler in the world, you don’t have to be a member to use the Costco Wedding Registry. The service is completely free for couples (or hosts) and their guests whether they are a Costco member or not.
How to Use Costco Wedding Registry
Shopping at Costco without a Costco membership? That’s pretty exciting! So, how do you go about using the new Costco Wedding Registry?
If you head to the Costco website, you’ll find the “Wedding by Costco” page. Here you will find all of the services offered by the wholesaler for your big day, including engagement rings, men’s rings, invitations, announcements, flowers, photobooks, cake, and food. You’ll also see a section “for the new home” where you can discover items to add to your Costco Wedding Registry.
To sign up for the registry, go to the Costco-MyRegistry sign up page. Here, the site will ask you for your first and last name as well as the type of event you are planning. (Currently, Costco has both wedding and baby-specific registries.) Once you hit “create a registry” you’ll be prompted to create a MyRegistry account by providing your email address. Then you’re ready to start adding things to your Wedding Day Wish List!
You can search the Costco website for specific items to add to your wedding registry or you can go to the separate departments on the site to browse. Then, start clicking away.
Items Available on the Costco Wedding Registry
If you’re a bride and think “Costco Wedding Registry” with a cringe, you’re not alone. It doesn’t sound super fancy, but it can be. Anything Costco has to offer, you can add to your registry. This includes $500 blenders, massage chairs, and pretty much anything else your heart could desire. Some of the site’s top pick’s for wedding registries include things like home decor, kitchenware, and furniture.
If you’re not into giving or receiving gifts and would prefer cash, Costco has you covered as well! You can go through Costco Wedding Registry and send anywhere from $1 to $1,000 via PayPal to the bride and groom (or hosts). There are also a large variety of gift cards available for purchase through the Costco website.
It should be noted that not all items at Costco.com can be added to your registry if you’re not a member. The site will notify you that the item you are viewing is only available for members only and will not allow you to add it to your registry. However, if you know ways around it, you can shop at Costco without a membership fairly easily.
With the retail world slowly diminishing in front of your eyes, Costco has managed to stay profitable. Costco Wedding Registry is just another way for the company to expand its business further and it looks like they will succeed. Many people are using the services already!
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