Friday, April 30, 2010

Wedding gifts on a budget


It's not easy to buy an expensive wedding gift in this economy so some brides and grooms are making it a bit easier for their guests with less traditional registries.

"Charity registries are becoming a big trend with couples," Sharon Stimpfle, deputy site director of WeddingChannel.com, told Forbes in the video above.

Some couples register for experiences like a couple's massage or horseback riding.

For guests on a budget, Stimpfle suggests personalizing a gift that's on the registry, like putting cookies the couple likes in the mixing bowls that are on the registry.

"In addition to group [gift] giving," Stimpfle said, "we're definitely seeing an uptick where people aren't as able to afford the high-end registry items, so they are opting for small items and really filling them up with treasures."

1 comment:

Anna said...

i love the idea of charity registries...it's a great way to give back to your community.

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