Posts Tagged ‘wedding registry’

Wedding Gift Ideas: Honeymoon Registry

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Do couples really need a new toaster, blender or Crock-pot?  If the thought of walking around a retail store aimlessly scanning items doesn’t excite engaged couples, than here’s something that might make them smile.  A honeymoon registry allows wedding guests to help pay for the honeymoon with travel items the couple has selected.  They choose the destination and package, while the wedding guests click and pay.  It’s a win-win for both the couple and wedding guests – the honeymoon registry reduces the financial burden and the guests buy something the newlyweds will use and cherish for years to come.

The process is similar to a wedding registry.  Couples should search online for a reputable honeymoon registry that can plan the perfect honeymoon and where guests feel comfortable navigating the site and entering credit card information.  Newlyweds can book their honeymoon at various national and international destinations, while the honeymoon registry offers choices such as upgrading hotel rooms, dining, wine tasting, spa services and activities, like a hot air balloon ride.  So rather than get a set of china, why not enjoy a train tour in Napa Valley, or a couples massage, or a romantic suite?  Get the idea?  A honeymoon registry offers endless choices so newlyweds receive the gift that keeps on giving – memories that will last a lifetime and, hopefully, without incurring too much debt.  Honeymoon registry websites often have other services, including wedding websites, photo albums and gift cards.  Couples “collect” their gifts and enjoy their 5-star honeymoon.  Wedding gift ideas don’t have to be a struggle anymore!

 

Free Wedding Registry App Streamlines Wedding Planning

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

iList Wedding Registry App

We like the word “free,” especially when we heard brides can download the Wedding Registry app for free on their iPhone, iPad or iPod.

The iList Wedding Registry app is a powerful tool that promises to make the bridal registration process easy, exciting and, yes, even fun.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with wedding planning, but couples can turn around a hectic schedule by downloading the free Wedding Registry App at iListApp.com or itunes.apple.com/app/id453734688?mt=8.

How does it work? Well, thankfully techies make everything super easy for the end user.

The bride- and groom-to-be can visit any store and scan the barcode of any item.  The information is collected and categorized in their personal registry, both within the Wedding Registry App and on the companion website.  The couple now has a single registry regardless of how many different stores they visit to register.

Once the couple completes their wedding registry, they can notify their guests (either all or a select few).  HHI Classic Distributors developed Wedding Registry, Baby Registry and MyList.

One feature is the ability to create and display a personalized wedding invitation by entering their names, a date and time, location, and provide maps for directions.

The user can manage multiple categories, sort items to single or multiple stores, and sort the list by store location addresses. Samples categories include cookware, cutlery, electronics, bakeware, glass and bar, tabletop, home keeping, bedding and bath.

The Wedding Registry app also makes it easy for friends and family to shop by comparing prices of items in the list and finding the store with the lowest price.

The personalized registry can be accessed by friends, family and work colleagues who have an iPhone or iPad or by using a laptop, PC or tablet and connecting to the website which synchronizes with the couple’s registry App.  Once someone purchases a gift, they simply place a check by that item on Wedding Registry and others know that gift has been selected.

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Advice for Guests: Wedding Gift Etiquette

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Photo: Natalie Shelton via Green Wedding Shoes

Thanks to the Wedding Channel for posting the four Golden Rules of Gift Giving:

RESPECT THE REGISTRY.
Couples register at their favorite stores for a reason: Those are the gifts they want! So save yourself the stress of trying to find the perfect gift by choosing something off their registry. Check the couple’s wedding website to see where they’re registered, and shop early so you’re not stuck with the salt and pepper shakers or the $1,000 high-definition TV.

SHOP & SHIP.
While it’s perfectly acceptable to bring monetary gifts to the wedding, all other gifts should be shipped to the couple beforehand. The last thing a couple wants to worry about on their wedding day is lugging gifts home with them – not to mention, it’ll also save you the time and burden of wrapping and transporting the gift.

DITCH THE PRICE PER PLATE MYTH.
Just because your friend’s having a casual wedding doesn’t mean you can gift less – after all, your gift isn’t a payment for your meal! So scrap the “price per plate” calculation and give a gift based on your relationship with the couple. According to TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com 2010 Registry Study, engaged couples typically expect friends to spend $79 and family members to spend $146 on a gift.

GIFT EVEN IF YOU DON’T GO.
If you’ve been invited to a wedding but you can’t attend, you’re not excused from sending a gift. Send something to wish the newlyweds well with a note explaining why you’re unable to attend. Your thoughtfulness and generosity will go a long way.

Shop Advantage Bridal for personalized gifts and unique wedding gifts. We also carry gifts for bridesmaids, the maid of honor, groomsmen, flower girls, ring bearer, mother of the bride and mother of the groom, as well as gifts by recipient and gifts by occasion.

Wedding gift etiquette provides basic guidelines, but giving should always be from the heart :)

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