Wedding Registries Informative - This may solve some of the problems - Something different...
TROY, MICHIGAN -- Last week I received a wedding invitation. Along with the usual listing of Bridal Registries was a business card from TC Federal Credit Union. The card reads:
The way to give wedding cash.
Marriage is a beginning, and we've opened a MatriMoney account at T&C Federal Credit Union to get us started. We'll use some money for important things we need right now, but we'll also use this account to save for the future.
Any gift you choose is special because you're special to us.
Should you wish to make a deposit into our MatriMoney account, see the reverse side of this card."
On the reverse are ten locations listed.
With all the complaints we see about trying to return/exchange gifts bought from a Bridal Registry (mostly Target), this may be the best solution to the problem.
Let the newlyweds do their own shopping. In that way they can be sure of no duplicates. However I can see a problem with this particular wedding. On both the Wal*Mart registry and the Bed Bath & Beyond registry, they chose the same vacuum cleaner, along with other items on each.
I think my gift to the couple will be using the MatriMoney account they've set up. Saves the hassle of shopping, too.