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!
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.
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!
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.