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How do you picture your life AFTER the wedding? Are you and your partner adventurous? Do you want to take up a new hobby? Perhaps you both enjoy fine dinners and wine tasting? Or maybe you enjoy all three, and more! With our newest partner SimpleRegistry, you can ask for gifts that you will actually use or life experiences you can both enjoy together or pretty much anything you can dream of!
Registering for wedding gifts can be a difficult process. First, you and your partner need to decide on what you want out of your registry (do you want stuff? Do you want honeymoon funds? Do you want to donate to charity?) Then, if you want stuff, you have to agree on what stores and items. Then somehow you have to get the word out to your guests without seeming tacky (“HEY! GIVE US ALL THE THINGS!”). SimpleRegistry takes some of the difficulties and stress out of planning your registry by giving your wedding guests one convenient online location where they can browse your wishlist, send you cash, or even make gift suggestions. Click here to read real reviews from SimpleRegistry members with additional suggestions and ideas on how to benefit from using SimpleRegistry.
With SimpleRegistry, you basically can ask for anything on your wishlist – physical items, honeymoon funds, charity donations – and after your wedding you’ll get the funds sent directly to you via check or direct deposit whenever you’re ready. We love that SimpleRegistry also has a mobile app with a bar code scanner, which means when you’re out and about you can simply scan a bar code to add any item to your registry. Don’t know where to start with your registry? You can load up your registry with pre-picked popular items, or you can easily ask your friends to suggest their favorite appliances and experiences. (Editor’s tip – Ask for a Keurig machine, you won’t regret it!)
*Add Anything to a Registry — Any item from any store on one registry. Even non-tangible stuff like season tickets, cooking classes, a hot air balloon ride, or a donation to a favorite charity. Literally *anything* that can be thought up can be added to a registry.
*Split Pricey Items to Smaller Portions — Let’s face it, there probably aren’t many people that will buy someone that awesome $2,000 camera or dining room table all on their own. However, maybe 20 guests would be willing to chip in $100 each. It’s easy to allow for group-gifting at any price level.
*Setup is Easy (and Fun) — Customizing a registry is easy with purpose-built tools like the SimpleAdder (bookmarklet for adding any item from any website with one-click), free Mobile App (scan barcodes or snap a photo of anything and add it to the registry), and Instant Registry for those in a hurry (pre-made lists of professionally curated items). You also get your own custom URL (www.simpleregistry.com/CUSTOM) to help your guests easily remember how to find your registry.
*Let Others Suggest Cool Items — Why should couples have to think up everything they’ll need on a registry? Registry creation is crowdsourced with our new Item Suggestions feature. Easily send people (with the best taste) a custom version of our SimpleAdder tool that allows them to suggest items from any website in the world. Couples have complete power over which suggested items to add – and which to ignore.
When your guests are ready to shop for you, they simply choose an item and pay with their credit card or through PayPal.
Click here to view examples of real member registries!
*All Gifts Redeemed as Cash — When the wedding is over all gifts are redeemed directly as cash for the ultimate in flexibility. Newer model of that camera since the registry was created? Different color of that blender desired? No problem! Just tell SimpleRegistry when you’re ready to receive your gifts and they send you a check or deposit funds directly to your checking or PayPal account. (There is a 5% fee that you can either pay from the gift amount, or have added to your guests total when they check out.)
AND, when you’re ready to send your Thank Yous, you can instantly generate a list of all guests, the gift(s) they provided, amounts, and their full contact information. Easy breezy.
Click here to watch a video overview of how SimpleRegistry works!
BONUS OFFER – Ready to try out SimpleRegistry? Be sure you do it before 4/30/13! One lucky couple will receive a $5,000 credit toward their registry on SimpleRegistry.com if they register between 1/1/13 and 4/30/13! It’s free to set up and start your registry, so what have you got to lose? Don’t forget to also follow SimpleRegistry on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on their latest features.
(All images were provided by SimpleRegistry.)