Something about newly weds asking guests to donate money to charity instead of buying gifts.
Couples, who have been living together for years may already have everything they need an prefer to see the money go to those less fortunate.
A new online gift registry OurWishingWell.com has been launched by a local Sydney company this week. OurWishingWell.com allows hosts of any special occasion to create a wishlist of gifts they desire, and invite guests to contribute to these gifts. OurWishingWell.com creates registries for weddings, engagements, anniversaries, baby showers, christenings, birthday parties, charity functions, Christmas wish lists and the list is endless.
The Bride and Groom list items that they need/want and invite guests to view the registry and request contributions toward these gifts. Any item can be listed -from a digital camera to the honeymoon. Guests can view the registry and contribute any amount towards any gift on the list. As many gifts are often too expensive for one guest, OurWishingWell.com allows multiple guests to contribute to larger/significant gifts that would otherwise not be possible.
Hosts are not limited to a registry at one store and saves time as there is no need to go back to shops to return unwanted or duplicate gifts. The site is also convenient for the guests as they do not have the stressful task of shopping for a suitable gift or spending money on wrapping.
OurWishingWell.com is one less hassle for the big day. Guests do not need to worry about transporting gifts or large items, or looking after large amounts of cash that is brought to the event. Instant access to gift contributions allows hosts to withdraw money before the day, to help pay for the event.
Guests have international access to the registry 24 hours a day. Overseas guests, and other non-local guests, can easily contribute toward gift - even if unable to attend the event. OurWishingWell.com is available to hosts and guests at any time - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The site is safe, secure and free to create and customise your own personal registry and/or wishing well.
OurWishingWell.com is powered by local company SwapAce.com and was started in a Sydney garage by a group of university graduates four years ago. Successful online barter site SwapAce.com has over 200,000 members across 140 countries and the site is growing at a rate of ~500 new members per day.