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.
I learned about SimpleRegistry from a good friend of mine who had used them for her registry. She had nothing but good things to say about her experience so I looked them up online, checked the details, and decided this was definitely the registry for my future husband and me.
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.
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!
I happened to find SimpleRegistry on a wedding blog and I'm so thankful I did! With all the crazy wedding planning that has been going on, it's been nice to have a simple and easy way to manage our registry. Thanks SimpleRegistry!