So here's the truth...my friend's friend has a business and I really wish it was around when I was getting married and having my baby because it just seems like the best way to do a registry.
I don't know about you guys, but for my wedding I registered at two places (making sure that all the out of town people were near a store) and for baby I only registered at one (and got lots of gifts I couldn't use because that one store was not close to lots of family and friends) so basically it's hard to get the whole registry-thing right...
But Deposit a Gift seems like the right way to go...basically it's a cash registry - guests "deposit" money into your account and you can use that money to buy anything you need at whatever store you want! You make a list of items that you want and guests contribute to your account so you can buy these gifts (or any other items you may need/want -shhh we won't tell them).
This would've been great for us - when were got engaged we were living in a 500 square foot apartment and believe me when I tell you that our engagement gifts TOOK OVER our apartment - would've been easier to get the 'cash' in an acocunt and spend it later when we finally moved and had more space. Come to think of it, it would've been great when we had Jenna too because I registered for stuff that I never ended up using (and couldn't return) - it would've been better to have the cash and use it as we saw what we actually needed.
Oh and super-cool thing...you can create your own wedding website like this or baby website like this.
So if you're thinking about putting a registry together (for any reason) check this site out!
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