Forget toasters and linens, many modern couples want gift cards, houses and an opportunity to help make our world a better place. Here are seven oh-so creative wedding registries we've found that meet some of your modern wedding expectations:

1. Honeymoon Registry
Traditional wedding ettiquite declares cash requests as tacky, however, allows you to ask for money without really asking for it. And guess what? You can use the gifted green on everything from plane tickets and hotel rooms to honeymoon excursions and spa treatments.

2. Home Savings Registry
Now this one is seriously cool. If only this had been around when we were getting married. But for those of you who are planning to find a bigger nest soon after your nuptials, try The cash registry allows couples to put money towards a future home or perhaps just furniture and home improvements.

3. Gift Card Registry
We know you're already having to decide between ecru and ivory and peonies or hydrangeas - so do you really want to add china patterns, bedding themes and kitchen appliance choices into the pre-wedding decision-making mix? Solution:, where couples can simply register for gift cards to the stores of their choosing.

4. Donation Registries
More modern couples are shunning actual gifts and asking friends and family to donate to their favorite charities. Through the I DO Foundation, guests can donate directly to a couple's chosen charitable cause via a secure system. Charities are grouped into six focus areas including health, environment, social justice, community development, education and children, youth and families.

5. Lingerie Registry
If there ever was a gift designed for the groom, this is it. (pronounced "bedroom eyes boutique") carries trendy and classic "Just Married" pieces suitable for brides of every age and style. Perfect site for those lingerie showers and bachelorette parties.

6. Wine Registry
Create a wish list at the popular and fill it with everything from stemware, corkscrews and accessories to selections from the The Wine Enthusiast Catalog's wine cellars. Perfect for bar stocking showers and parties - or for the newlywed wine connoisseurs.

7. Universal Registry
Want lots of goodies from lots of great stores? Skip multiple bridal registries set-up at each store, because now you can add all your favorite items from any store in the world to one massive list. also provides smartphone apps that allow couples to scan products for the best prices. 

Not interested in these modern, web wedding registries? Try these Arkansas retailers known for their great wedding registries and wonderful in-person customer service:

If you know of other great store in Arkansas where brides can register, send info to