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Gift Registry that Gives Back

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#1 Kimmysals

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    Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:55 AM

    We registered for gifts through I Do Foundation: Celebrate Generously

    Basically, your guests have to go through this website to get to your wedding registries. There are several stores you can choose from and we chose Target, Amazon and Mikasa. A certain percentage of the money spents on gifts that your guests buy will go to the charity of your choice. We don't think we'll get too many gifts and have asked that people not feel obligated to buy us anything since they are spending so much on travel. But at least some money can be donated to charity and it costs nothing to us or our guests!

    Just thought I'd share. I just really liked this idea.

    #2 Thomasjsgirl

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      Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:16 AM

      What a fabulous idea! Thanks for spreading the word. If I had known about this when I was planning my DW I would definitely have utilised it. It's a win-win for everyone involved.
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      #3 AtteGirl

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        Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:52 AM

        This is great! FI and I were talking about this last night because I mentioned since we didn't think we wanted to register (because of guest travel cost) we should have them donate in our name. He didn't really like that idea so this seems like a happy medium!

        #4 karielk

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          Posted 26 April 2010 - 01:37 PM

          That's a cool idea...I'm gonna get my fiance to look into it. (He needs to be put to work, haha...) =)

          #5 Kimmysals

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            Posted 26 April 2010 - 01:53 PM

            On our website, we wrote, "Your presence is present enough." But we have lots of guests who won't make it and will probably want to buy us a small gift. We have a lot of co-workers who won't be traveling to our wedding as well. So we wanted to have options and this just seemed like a great idea. You can choose any charity you like. There are limitations to where you can register though.

            #6 Princess J

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              Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:06 AM

              Great idea, I think we sometime forget that we have so much and it is nice to give back when we can.
              50 Guests booked + the bride and groom!!!

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