This Unexpected Experience Is Seriously Worth Adding To Your Wedding Registry

Because you probably don’t need another pan.

Written by Jenny White
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Even for the most rock solid of engaged couples, premarital counseling before the big day can boast numerous benefits like improved relationship satisfaction — it’s never too early to proactively invest in your relationship. If you and your soon-to-be spouse want to give it a go, wedding planning and registry platform Joy has partnered with relationship wellness company Ours to make it as easy as adding it directly to your wedding registry alongside that bar cart and stand mixer you have your eye on.

Fast Facts

  • A Gift That Keeps Giving: Choose the therapy type and number of sessions and add them directly to your Joy registry for others to gift to you (in the form of an electronic gift card)
  • Virtual Sessions: Choose between 50-minute virtual premarital counseling or proactive couples therapy sessions, or a one-year overall relationship health package
  • Work With Licensed Therapists: Get matched with a licensed couples therapist — you can even change to a different one if the fit isn’t right

Package Options

  • Pre-martial Counseling: Start your marriage off strong by adding an Ours gift card to your wedding registry to cover one, four, or eight premarital counseling sessions. A 50-minute virtual session with a licensed therapist costs $200. Four sessions cost $180 each and it drops to $150 per session when eight are purchased at once.
  • Proactive Couples Therapy: Check in, connect, and plan to meet your goals together. The pricing of proactive couples therapy sessions is the same as premarital counseling (with the per-session cost dropping with larger bundles).
  • 12-Month Relationship Health Package: Receive ongoing relationship support with a one-year Ours relationship health package. It includes 12 virtual sessions (each of which is 50 minutes long) with a licensed therapist, plus other unique perks like 12 personalized preplanned date nights to spark romance.

When any of the Ours therapy sessions are purchased off of your Joy wedding registry, you’ll receive a gift card sent to your email inbox. The sessions are a breeze to schedule and there is even concierge support to help with anything you may need.

Ours also offers access to self-guided digital relationship tools and activities — like connection card decks for a deeper dive into various topics with your partner or expert advice on pretty much all things relationships.

More About Joy’s Registry

The Joy platform offers an all-in-one universal wedding registry that includes 20,000-plus traditional products with a 20% off registry completion discount and the capability for group gifting for larger purchases. In addition to physical gifts, Joy lets you register for fee-free cash funds and experience options, which is where Ours comes into the picture. The site also allows you to create an event website, as well as online and printed save the dates and invitations (and AI-driven thank you notes after the big day).

Studies Referenced:

Carlson, R. G., Daire, A. P., Munyon, M. D., & Young, M. E. (2012). A comparison of cohabiting and noncohabiting couples who participated in premarital counseling using the prepare model. The Family Journal, 20(2), 123–130.