Thursday, May 24, 2007
Alternative Registry Ideas
So recently some of my clients have inquired about other ways to register - for a way to possibly give back. A lot of couples these days already have the basics and don't need to get another blender or set of wine glasses.
Couples can suggest to their guests that they donate to a charity on the couples behalf. www.justgive.org provides a registry with lots of nonprofits to select from. The charities are are divided out by cause, then alerts the couples when gifts are made.
The other option and a little more traditional is www.idofoundation.org. This way you can register like you normally would but those registries give back. A percentage of the value of their gift is donated to a charity of your choice.
Of course there are a few other ways to give back as well. Purchase a honeymoon and/or invitations that will give a percentage to a charity of your choice. I have had a few couples give money to the Komen Foundation or the American Heart Association in lieu of favors in honor of loved ones.