The traditional bridal registry is an efficient way to let those that wish to bestow gifts upon the bride and groom know what the couple would like to receive. It eliminates double gifts and, for the couple just starting out, can be a perfect way to receive necessary household items.
But if you are looking for an alternative to the traditional department store registry, a fun, inventive way to select gift items is through Starlight Registry, an online cash registry service. You can register for gifts ranging from a home deposit and couples massage to a private beach dinner and garden tools. And it is simple and easy to do!
Step One (from website): Build Your Registry.
Customize your own wedding gift registry by selecting the types of gifts you would like. These items can be from specific stores, or just an ideal, such as the perfect honeymoon. They also have a free optional Photo Album, Guestbook, Webpage, and RSVP List feature.
Step Two: Invite Guests.
There are a number of ways to promote your registry to your guests. You can invite them to view your registry through bulk email newsletter, integration with social networks (e.g. Facebook and Twitter), physical card invitations, and a dedicated link to your registry page for you to spread by word of mouth.
Step Three: Receive Cash Gifts.
Each time you receive a contribution they alert you via email. You can also monitor your registry”s progress via your Admin Control Panel. You choose when to withdraw your funds, and they send you your money via bank transfer, check, Paypal, or Google Checkout. All monetary transactions are fraud checked and sent via a Secure Sockets Layer.
The way that it works for your guests is that they just find your registry and contribute toward one or more gifts for you! Guests can also browse your website if you choose to use any of the free features that will help guests learn more about you and your wedding. You can list details on your Webpage such as directions to your wedding, the dress code, and time and date.
Now why wasn”t this around when I got married?!