There were items we could NOT have had w/o SimpleRegistry which allowed our guests to donate towards. The surprise for my mom. I found her wedding dress from 1965. I found a tailor who could reconstruct the dress to a modern cut (more my style), but the price was steep. So, I added it to the registry.
Our friends and family seemed to really enjoy using SimpleRegistry. They told us that it was easy and fun and they got to see the things we really wanted. Several folks got us "pieces" of many different items. Each SR registry is as unique as each couple that signs up. It truly is freedom for everyone!
In regards to SimpleRegistry's ease of use, I can't boast that enough. From set-up to sending thank you notes to transferring the money into our bank account, I almost felt like SimpleRegistry was too good to be true. Was it all that easy? Well, it truly was.
All in all, it was a dream registry and exactly what we wanted. Thank you SimpleRegistry!
In the end, we were very surprised at how many of our guests used SimpleRegistry. As the name implies, the process was simple as can be.