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“Cash” Wedding Registry

February 21st, 2011 by     


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Let’s face it, times have changed.  A lot of couples live with each other now and already have collected much of their home furnishings or more.   More recently, I’ve seen couples do honeymoon registries in lue of a regular one.  On the other hand, some couples would rather just get a nice hefty check to help pay off the wedding bills!  So…how do you ask your guests for a “cash” gift instead of a regular gift?  Well guess what?  You can avoid that ackward situation!

Recently, I’ve been doing some research on where to do my wedding registry at.  I’ve been looking for places where they can give you cash back when you return something (in case you change your mind) and websites where there are no fees.  I’ve  gotten a lot of information from newlyweds and reviews on different places to register for your wedding.
Here’s what I found…

Website Registry:
Honey Fund- Not only do they have a honeymoon registry, but you can do ANYTHING.  From registering for some dishes to making a charity donation registry.  They have everything.   It’s basically a “cash” registry that guests can go through.  The best part of it is that there are no extra fees that you have to pay for every purchase a guest makes!   Here’s a sample of how it works:  Sample

Stores:
Bed, Bath, and Beyond: If someone purchases a gift from your Bed, Bath, and Beyond registry, but you have decided that you have no use for it…you’re in luck!  BBB will give you cash back if you return the item.  ***On the side note…just make sure that your local Bed, Bath, and Beyond does this.  I heard some of them don’t!  =(***

Question:

Any other suggestions?

9 Responses to ““Cash” Wedding Registry”

  1. Cymbie Bud Says:

    I did a post on this a while back and a lot of people commented with some great suggestions. It’s located here: http://ht.ly/40DvP

  2. Rose bud Says:

    For some reason the link is not working for me.

  3. Magnolia Bud Says:

    Rose, here is the working link to Cymbie’s post: http://www.bridalbuds.com/2010/11/registryies/

  4. Orchid Bud Says:

    Did you see the episode of the office when Kevin asks Pam what she wants for her wedding and she just tells him cash so he writes her a check? I soooo wish it was ok to do that. I wish I could just scan a dollar bill and multiple it buy a million lol.

    Our BBB consultant actually encouraged us to register for things that were kinda pricey but we didn’t really want just so we could return it for the money. Very shady, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t cross our minds lol.

  5. Samantha Benson Says:

    If you want your guests to be able to use their credit card to give a gift, Honeyfund is not free. You have to go through PayPal and they charge up to 4%. If you want cold, hard, cash and don’t want to pay any fee, just don’t register anywhere. Otherwise, the least expensive I’ve seen is SimpleRegistry. They charge a $35 fee and then 3.5%. http://www.simpleregistry.com

  6. Amber Says:

    The site we are using is http://www.depositagift.com/ I researched them all and I think this one is the most straightforward. It’s really easy to setup and the customer service is over-the-top. We’ve been super impressed, guests are using it with really good feedback about the originality of the registry.

  7. Rose Bud Says:

    hey Everyone! Thanks for all your suggestions! I will definitely check out simple registry.

  8. JC Says:

    If you’re just going to return gifts for cash, I’d recommend saving yourself the time and effort and just going for a cash gift registry. We’ve been using http://www.DepositaGift.com and have been loving it.

    Living in a small apartment with stuff we already liked, we just didn’t feel we needed another toaster. So with DAG we’ve been able to politely ask for cash for a few big things like a new bed, a honeymoon to Italy and the hopes of a home downpayment. And they made the registry creation really easy and effective. Basically we picked a bunch of pictures that represented what we wanted, added a dollar value and quantity to it and voila. It looks just like a regular department store registry. Plus they have extra pages that let you tell your story, post pics and video, and list event details. The feedback we’ve gotten so far from our guests is really good.

    I agree with Samantha – in my research, none of the sites are truly free – so beware if a site is saying that.

  9. Cheryl Says:

    I’m in love love love with my cash wedding registry Zankyou.com. They’re pretty much the same as deposit a gift but with MUCH lower rates. They claim to have the lowest rates of anyone and I honestly couldn’t find lower. If the guests cover the 2.85% transaction fee and I only do one bank transfer it is literally FREE. (Well for me, at least.) Outstanding customer service as well.