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!
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.
We simply could not have registered for almost anything on our SimpleRegistry with any of the other registry options. We wanted an elegant, enjoyable way for our guests to give us what we really wanted.
We will certainly be utilizing SimpleRegistry in the near future for a fundraiser and more of life's unforgettable events.
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.