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.
SimpleRegistry saved us time from wedding planning and gave us the opportunity to experience these tiny flashes of joy that stitched the tapestry of our first year. And for that, it was the perfect tool for our wedding. To anyone else trying to avoid wedding stress and looking to focus on the simple happiness of this moment, we can't recommend this service enough.
The best part is that we can always use the gifted money from one gift towards another. Now we aren't sitting in a sea of frivolous manufactured things. Rather, we are sitting in a sea of home furnishing dreams!
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.
Our wedding was a little untraditional (just like us!), and it was wonderful to be able to find a registry service that allowed and even encouraged us to think outside the box.