The Wedding Registry…
Here’s a bit of trivia for you – the original wedding registry was established by Marshall Fields Department Store in Chicago, Illinois in 1924 mostly as a means for engaged couples to choose their china, crystal and silver patterns. It was a such a hit that it quickly caught on and today nearly every retail store offers a registry of their own. It’s easy for an engaged couple to find items to their liking with the vast array of options. You can even create a honeymoon registry (more on that later). The beauty of a registry is that it gives your guests gift options that will be a guaranteed success since you’ve picked out the items yourselves. A registry will also keep track of what has already been purchased so you avoid duplicates and triplicates (who needs 3 toasters?).
Enough for the background…this blog is titled “no-cost ways to give to charity” – so let’s get to that point. I recently ran across this company online and want to pass it along to all of you. The “I Do” Foundation offers a great registry where up to 10% of your guests gift purchase will go toward a charity of your choosing at no additional cost to them or yourselves! It’s a win-win situation – you get the items you want or need to set up your home, your guests know what you’d like to have and the chosen charity gets a bonus donation on your behalves. Simply sign up with I Do (it’s free) and then register with one of their partner stores to begin. There are over 1.5 million charities to choose from.
Find out more here https://www.idofoundation.org/welcome/registries/giftregistry.html
What are your thoughts on including charities and socially conscious ideas into a wedding celebration?