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Is It Ok To Ask For Money On Your Wedding Registry?

EventasticWeddings.com Cash Gifting RegistryWe have had great fun speaking with couples getting married all over the world and time and time again the discussion arises as to whether it is ok to ask for money when getting married.

Younger, first marriage couples like either option of having both packaged gifts and money given as gifts for their wedding. Couples that are established in homes with all the basics and couples getting married the second time say they would like to be able to add a few gift items to their registry they’ve yet to acquire, but more often they prefer cash gifts.

Cash gifting at weddings has been around forever but couples said they found it difficult to find tactful ways of asking for money. Being able to request monies by telling guests what they plan to apply the funds to is much more palatable for the couple and the guests. Guests want to give something useful at a wedding and what better way than to be given options that the couple are saving towards and would truly appreciate.

Here are the top categories of cash gifts that couples added to their Guest Funding feature on Eventastic.

  1. Home Reno: A new home doesn’t always mean a new home. Often there are changes to the home the couple has on a wish list and why not add a new kitchen, wood flooring, new deck etc. to your registry.
  2. Experience Gift: Whether a cooking class, fitness membership, photography course…there are always things we would like to learn more about.
  3. Honeymoon: The honeymoon and subsequent excursion trips can be costly. Couples loved having the opportunity to put pictures with descriptions of their plans/wishes and have guests contribute thus making it more affordable.
  4. Vacations: Aside from the honeymoon there are always places we would like to experience. Never been to New York and would love a weekend away? This is a great opportunity to put a picture with description of the place or a site and have guests help you get there.
  5. Funds: Educational funds and retirement funds were top on the list.
  6. Charity: Couples loved having the opportunity to give to a charity of their choice following the wedding

So the answer to the question “Is it ok to ask for money on your wedding registry?”…..ABSOLUTELY!

Eventastic is an online website where you sign in for free and create your own unique wedding themed website/event page using features such as photo and video sharing, guest funding, ticketing & registration plus more. In addition you can add sub-events to your wedding website like pre-wedding parties with all their details. You can even sell tickets to parties like Stag’NDoe right on your event page and share through email or social media channels making event promotion and sales so much easier!

Click here now and start have fun creating yours!

Out of the Ordinary Honeymoon Ideas

Newlyweds making memories

Let’s do something different!

Millions of couples get married every year and every one of them look to make their wedding a little different than others they know. Whether it be the theme, decor, dress, venue, food, entertainment, honeymoon or otherwise…. there is an intrinsic need to diversify.

The honeymoon is a holiday taken by newlyweds where they can share a specific time period to focus on and celebrate their new life together as a married couple. Where that vacation occurs varies greatly depending on the couple’s interests and finances. Doing something you’ve never done before with your new spouse is a great way of starting a new chapter in your life along with building all the associated fun stories that will go along with it, making it memorable for a lifetime. Planning something out of the ordinary now just might have your journey together begin with the BANG you’re looking for.

Unconventional honeymoon ideas

All-inclusive southern beach resort honeymoon destinations are always amazing but have you considered something more unconventional?

  1. Fishing Trip – Planning a fishing trip in cottage country or even a deep-sea fishing excursion out of the country could bring you the excitement and great stories you’ll treasure for a life time.
  2. Motorcycle Excursion – Experiencing an adventure while driving a motorcycle to destinations you’ve never experienced can be exhilarating. (Red Rock in Vegas is awesome! – just saying…)
  3. Walking Holiday – There are multiple options of taking walking tours in Europe or other countries where you trek to new locations every day making memories with every step.
  4. Exotic Race Car Racing – Can you imagine returning from your honeymoon with racing skills and shirts to match? Why not!

My own honeymoon was definitely not typical. My fiancé and myself bought a second hand trailer (knowing we wanted to have an affordable summer vacation spot) and spent our honeymoon building a deck for it and roasting spidey dogs over a campfire. Even 24 years later we laugh about our time together that week and the feelings of accomplishment we felt.

Having a Universal Gift Registry with Eventastic Weddings will give you the options of adding not only excursions and trips to your gift wish list but even adding pictures of the deck you’re planning on building! Wedding guests want to help celebrate your new life together by contributing to things you really want.

If you are planning a special trip, why not add a picture of your destination or excursion to your gift wish list under the ‘monetary gifting’ section of your registry and give guests the opportunity to give monies toward it! Planning a unique honeymoon can be more affordable when using Eventastic Weddings registry!

Enjoy!

Inspiration:

– http://www.sportquestholidays.com/sea-fishing-holidays/holiday-type-tours.html

– http://www.americawestmotorcycletours.com

– http://www.onefootabroad.com

– http://www.exoticsracing.com

Tastefully Include Cash Gifting For Your Wedding

        Let’s face it, while the fertility statue from Fiji that your Mother-in-law is thinking about giving you as a wedding present would be, um, interesting, you’d really rather have the cash.
 
        Eventastic has tons of non-gift related features to make your wedding planning a snap but probably no other single feature will be as useful as the cash gifting option.
 
        As you’ll see , asking for cash gifts is easy and it will be fun & satisfying for your guests.
 

 
     With Eventastic you can choose to have cash gifting in conjunction with a wedding gift registry with items from any store anywhere or you can convert your wedding registry to cash gifts only.  When you set up your cash gift registry, if you wish you can leave a general message to set the tone and also an individual message explaining each cash gift item that you have listed.  This way people will understand each request on a personal level.  If you are having a larger wedding make sure you add a lot of ideas thus giving guests greater choices.  They’ll wish they had an option like this when they got married!
 
      Many couples getting married nowadays are already well set up with household items but they could use a hand with the cost of other things like putting in those hardwood floors or new counter tops.  You could even have guests contributing towards a down payment for your first home together, honeymoon or home renovations.  If this is a second marriage you could put money towards a larger home for your blended family or list a registered educational savings plan for your children’s future!
 
      Cash gifts are a great option for destination weddings where gifts just aren’t practical.  Your guests could contribute towards honeymoon activities like hang gliding, a day at the spa or extending the vacation.  No matter what kind of honeymoon you have planned you can cash out early and use the money for your trip.
 
      If you are feeling particularly blessed consider stating you will give a portion of the cash gifts to a charity that is dear to your heart.
 
      Remember that even if you choose to have a cash only main wedding registry, you can have other individual gift registries on your site for other wedding events like showers.
 
     The possibilities are virtually unlimited and cash given this way could not be more personal.  Your guests will be pleased to know they are giving what you really want, making it a wonderfully meaningful gift.  They will have a real sense of pride and ownership in making your life together the happiest it can be. 
 
    We hope this has been helpful.
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Too many toasters? How to register for gifts that you REALLY want.

How we took a tradition, and introduced it to technology.

Once upon a time, big box gift registries were great for young couples who were leaving their parents’ home for the first time where they needed toasters, bedding, towels along with every other house essentials. With restricted products at these big box stores, like Sears, The Bay or more upscale Holt Renfrew offered everything newly engaged couples desired. But now, with couples marrying later and often living together beforehand, their need for home essentials has diminished.

Many couples dread picking out items for the gift registry. Couples already spent years accumulating housewares and appliances. Nor do they want to register for a cup-and-saucer or a china set.  Approximately 70% of engaged couples have been living together for a few years before getting married.

Cute_Puppy_DogThere must be a solution for a couples wanting a gift registry! Well there is! Eventastic Weddings, has a universal gift registry, where couples can register for any item, from any store, ANYWHERE! Yes now you can register for a snow blower, a stereo system, a ladder, items from Harley Davidson, even a puppy! . Anything! Yes it’s that easy.

One of the popular features of Eventastic Weddings website is the cash gifting registry, where guests can contribute to big ticket items and goals that couples are working towards to. Whether that’s a $20,000 custom-designed kitchen renovation or $4,000 dream honeymoon vacation, guests can contribute to those items right on their wedding website. Using a smartphone or a tool bar button (like Pinterest) you can simply snap a picture or scan a product barcode and the item will go directly to your online gift registry on your own personal wedding website. You can either download a mobile app and scan items when you are out and about, or sit in the comfort of your home and add to your registry.

Even if your wedding is a year away, its never to early to start registering for your wedding.

Oh and did I mention the best part! Its FREE to sign up!

Visit our website at www.eventasticweddings.com 

 

Happy Wedding Planning!

A man’s view of planning a wedding

 Your fiancé will be more than happy to help with this great trick. 

The joy of planning a wedding is something that a girl dreams about as soon as they are big enough to make toilet paper veils.  But I’d challenge any guy to raise their hand and admit they’ve been dreaming about their wedding day!  I’m pretty sure a groom does not spend his days dreaming about the color of his tuxedo, or whether he’ll wear a tie or bow tie.

Even when guys do finally take the plunge, offering up a ring to the one they love, they are rarely the one stressing about wedding details.  Menu selection, venue, color schemes, decorations, music, a cake designer, a wedding planner, showers, or any of the other details that go into planning that “dream wedding – that’s firmly in the hands of the bride to be.

This planning burden, coupled with “whatever you want dear” responses from the groom can add to a bride’s stress level.  Many brides get annoyed and frustrated trying to get their fiancé involved in the wedding plans, without feeling like they are pulling teeth.

But stress no more. We have come up with a great solution that will help you get your future husband involved with the wedding; Eventastic Weddings universal gift registry.

Typically when you go to register for wedding gifts you are stuck at those typical big box retailers such as The Bay and Home outfitters for the typical wedding gifts like kitchen appliances and bedding. Most grooms would rather have their back teeth removed than head off on a gift shopping excursion and meeting with a bridal registry consultant.

Add any item from anywhere to your Eventastic Weddings gift registryThe Eventastic Weddings universal gift registry is something completely different. It allows you and your groom to register for any item, from any store anywhere, by using your smart phone to swipe a product’s bar code.  If shopping on line, you can use our handy tool bar button to add items to your registry list from various web sites.  This allows you to add virtually any gift you can imagine to your registry.

So if your guy wants to add a new flat screen TV, accessories for his Harley, or a new snowblower, he can; simply with a click from his smartphone.

Another great feature that your future husband will love is Eventastic Weddings cash gift registry. They can allocate a dollar amount to specific goals and items that they are saving for, e.g new golf clubs, fishing trip, theatre room renovations,  anything they truly want and collect the funds directly from your wedding website!

We’re pretty sure we’ve come up with a sure fire way to finally get your future husband involved at last. What do you think?

It’s free to sign up! Go to www.eventasticweddings.com and begin registering your gifts today.

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The Best Gifts are Cash Gifts

Back in the day, marriage meant setting up the new household, and it was expected that  guests would bring gifts during the wedding and bridal showers that would fill up the  newlywed’s home with kitchen ware, bedding and other household items.

Times have changed and so has the needs and requirements of the modern/new age couple. These days the average age of marriage has risen and some are already living together therefore, their household is all set up. Gifts are the last thing they want for their wedding. Who wants to add on to the clutter in the home? The requirement of traditional gifts has been replaced by the need for cash.

Additionally, the gift of money can also be used by the couple for a variety of other purposes. They may use it for putting a down payment, on a house renovations on their house, retirement savings plan or even for a dream honeymoon vacation. In any case, these options are way better than being gifted the second or maybe even the third blender or toaster.

Couples are constantly looking for ways of asking for cash gifts. This is because asking for cash gifts is still considered to be tacky by many guests. Couples who really want cash gifts are apprehensive to ask fearing they will offend some guests.

EventasticWeddings.comIn reality, guests are always happy to give towards what the couple really needs, be it cash. As part of the etiquette, it is essential for the couple to plan and then inform the guests how they plan to spend their cash gifts. Though they will never ask you, guests always like to know how their money will likely be used by the couple, and often will give more when they know what their gift will be contributing towards to.
We have the solution for you! Eventastic Weddings has a cash gifting registry where couples can collect cash gifts right on their wedding website from anywhere in the world. Couples can allocate a dollar amount to specific goals and items that they are saving for, e.g down payment on a house, spa day during the honeymoon, kitchen renovation.

You can easily have an all cash gift wedding by easily converting your wedding registry to an “All Cash” Registry. But don’t worry, you can still add items to your bridal shower registries such as a stand mixer or blender. Your guests can pay with any credit card making it much easier for them and safer for you!  Say goodbye to envelopes going missing at your wedding reception or that awkward desire to receive cash as a gift! Our cash gifting feature is one of the best ways of getting the gifts that you want. We make asking for cash gifts easy and acceptable to everyone. The popularity of cash gifting is increasing by the day

Eventastic Weddings is also a FREE wedding website and universal gift registry where you can register for any item, from any store and it also has many time and money saving features that will help couples plan their wedding. Features such as video save the date/invitations, Thank you videos and event ticketing for your pre-weddings parties (Stag’N’Doe)

Thanks and Happy Wedding Planning!

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