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Our Mission

The Dowry challenges historical dowry practices by bringing exceptional artisan's and their collections into the homes of newly engaged couples through a curated gift registry, while generating awareness of the ongoing abuse created by conventional dowry practices.

The Dowry Team and Mission
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The Dowry is a wedding gift registry and marketplace that connects couples with inspiring and uncommon artistry to enrich their dwelling with a sense of intention and originality.

At The Dowry, we create curated environments and settings for wedding guests to hand-select items for purchase and ultimately to fulfill the couple’s aesthetic for their home.

Honoring personal wedding details, The Dowry works with artists whose handmade goods add the same authenticity to everyday life after the wedding.

We commit to searching and selecting artists whose unique work defies big-box retailers and belongs on the tables, shelves, and rooms of every couple’s home.

With its resources of time, energy, and money, The Dowry is dedicated to eliminating the ongoing abuse created by conventional dowry practices.


"Worldwide, 39,000 girls wed every day, with little or no choice in when or whom they will marry." - care.org