5 Awesome Reasons To Use Thankful Registry!
Say whaattt a gift registry that let’s you splash your personality all over it?! That’s right my friend! You know how big we are on personality here at Bespoke Bride so i’m sure you can imagine our squeals of excitement when we stumbled across Thankful Registry! Of course we just HAD to try it out for ourselves! First of all, how awesome is it that you get to upload a big header photograph of you both? Imagine your engagement shoot photos there, it would look fab! And not only is Thankful Registry super attractive looking, it’s easy to use and let’s you add gifts from wherever you like! So without further ado, here are 5 reasons why you lovely readers should use this alternative registry too!
1. Add gifts from anywhere — seriously! Thankful is an “open platform” universal registry. Here’s how it works: you add gifts using the bookmarklet (which works like the Pinterest Pin) and they’ll appear on your registry like magic. It took us two seconds to install this and once we headed over to our favourite retail shops we saw how easy it was to add items to our registry!
You can add anything you like to your registry from any online store — as long as they ship to your address. This lets you support local stores and small businesses if you’d like, not just the big retailers and department stores! Here’s the link to their sample registry to see it in action!
2. Incorporate cash and charity gifts, too Thankful gives you flexibility to request for all types of gifts, including cash gifts towards your honeymoon through PayPal transfer or by cheque. This is especially helpful for guests who prefer to give cash, or prefer not to choose something from the registry! If you’d like, you can also highlight a charity that’s meaningful to you and request donations to that cause which is something extra special we think. We love how flexible Thankful Registry is with gifts!
3. Gorgeous design and personal touches Another thing you’ll notice is Thankful’s registry layout has been designed so it doesn’t look or feel like a shopping list. Instead, it’s just a lovely experience that’s easy on the eyes for guests and is fun for you to create! There are so many ways you can personalise the registry so it feels uniquely yours. Thankful is the only registry service that has the full-bleed cover image feature. You can also add a photo caption or give your photographer credit and link to their website. You can see some more examples of this here! Gifts can be organised easily by “drag and drop”, and you can spotlight specific items by marking them as “Featured Gifts”. 4. Guests have freedom to shop around We know a lot of people feel registries have built up a bad reputation for looking greedy and entitled. But since your Thankful registry is not locked to a specific retailer, your guests have the freedom to buy the same item in person at the store, or at another online shop — which is great news if they find the same item for a lower price elsewhere. Or if they have a gift card, coupon or a free shipping code. Talk about awesome customer service guys, Thankful Registry really thinks about your guests and you, the couple.
5. Simple US$30 fee for 12 months Thankful is based in New York, but has customers from all around the world, including the UK, Australia and Canada. The US$30 fee gets you a registry for 12 whole months, with no other charges (excluding PayPal fees in certain cases for cash gifts). That works out at just $2.50 a month! An absolutely bargain for such an incredible service if you ask us! And if you’re curious to read their explanation of why the service isn’t free, you can do that right here. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over and start your FREE trial today! It’s so nice to see a universal registry where personality is key and let me tell you, it is super addictive adding all of your favourite items to your list! I hope you’re just as excited to get started as us!
Much Bespoke Love