The Buy Me Once wedding registry - get set up for life
After years and years of people asking us to make this happen, we’re chuffed to say it’s finally here: the Buy Me Once wedding registry.
If you’re not familiar with the Buy Me Once concept, it’s simple - and you’ll quickly understand why our store is perfect for setting up couples for life. Everything we sell is designed to last a really, really long time.
Our products are exceptionally well-made, carry long guarantees and are timeless in design. Often, the companies who make our stuff will repair or replace it years down the line if it breaks. And what’s more, we make sure that we only work with people who operate ethically and responsibly.
Things that last forever means less wasted, less bought and ultimately, lasting memories created with the things you own. Not only is this a more sustainable approach to your wedding gifts, it means you can carry them with you together through your years of married life.
If you’re looking for ways to make more eco-conscious choices for your special day, consider this: one of the most significant ways to lower the carbon footprint of an item is to extend its useful lifetime.
“There’s something wonderful about giving a gift that could last a couple the rest of their lives – and beyond,” says our founder, Tara Button. “Just as a marriage is a bond for life, so should be the perfect wedding present.”
If your parents got married, it’s likely they were given timeless, durable items - fine china, quality cutlery, reliable appliances - that they used throughout their whole lives together. They may be planning on passing these down to you one day. A great wedding present has the potential to become a future heirloom.
However, at a time when product longevity seems to be in decline, with reputable brands tanking in quality, knowing where to find long-lasting stuff truly is a challenge. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do the research for you.
Our team has a huge breadth of product knowledge, and we thoroughly test everything that comes onto our site. So whether you’ve got your eye on a handy kitchen appliance, organic cotton sheets or a sturdy crockery set, you can rest assured that it will last.
Why choose Buy Me Once over another online registry?
In a sea of online registry options, we’re the UK’s only sustainable gift registry service. Choosing items from our store is an assurance that you’re choosing long-lived wedding gifts that will go the distance.
What’s more, we strive to provide a seamless service. We will send you your gifts all at once, whenever you’re ready. Most gift registries will specify that they’ll only send your items if they’re in stock. We, on the other hand, will save a specific space in your warehouse to keep your items as they get purchased.
And finally, our smart gift registry system allows you full control over your wedding list, so that you can:
- Share the registry with anyone via a unique link
- Add gifts easily by browsing the website
- Switch up gifts whenever you like, and add multiples of one item
- Optionally password protect your gift list
- See when something has already been purchased, to avoid doubling up
Ready to get started? Create your Buy Me Once gift registry here.
Looking for inspiration? Browse our favourite wedding gifts here.
How do I add gifts to my registry?
It just takes a couple of minutes to create a registry - then, when you’re logged in to your account, simply browse our website at your leisure. A button will appear in the product page that says ‘add to registry’.
How do I share my list with friends and family?
Each registry has its own page with a unique link that you can share with your friends and family. Within your registry, look for the ‘Share’ option at the top of the page.
Your gift list can also be searched for within our ‘find a registry’ tool - friends and family simply need to enter your name (or your co-registrant’s name) to find it.
How will I know if a gift has been purchased?
You can log in to your registry at any time to see which items have been purchased. Guests will also be able to see what has and hasn’t been ticked off, to avoid doubling up.
Can I remove a gift from my list?
Yes! You can update quantities and add or remove items at any time.
When will I receive my gifts?
When you create your registry, you'll be asked to provide a delivery date. We recommend picking a date when you'll be available to receive the gifts e.g. on return from your honeymoon.
Your gifts will arrive all at once, within 1-3 days of the date you provide. If you need to change this date, simply contact customer service and we'll gladly update it for you.
Can I return a gift?
Yes - if after you receive your gifts you decide any are not for you, you can return them for full credit or a gift card. They just need to be unused and in their original packaging. Don't worry - your guests will not be notified if you choose to do this.
Something I want is out of stock!
You can only add items to your gift registry that are in stock - but feel free to get in touch with us to see when the item will be back, and we might be able to put it on back-order for you.