Wedding Wednesday

Welcome to #WeddingWednesday, live from Bloomingdales in NYC! We’re giving away a $100 Bloomindale’s Gift Card, and simply thrilled to have our special guest, Cheryl Seidel of RegistryFinder.com!

Cheryl founded RegistryFinder.com after she had a hard time finding a friend’s wedding registry online. Now it’s so simple to find all gift registries on RegistryFinder.com!

Speaking of having all registries in one place, Honeyfund now powers all kinds of giving including a Universal Registry and links to store registries!

Without further ado, let’s hear from Cheryl!

What should couples think of when choosing a registry?

Think about the purpose: Convenience for guests! The first registries were created for this purpose and it still holds true today.

Tell us more about giving guests choices?

Make sure you have a balance of prices and types of items that fit all budgets. Guests love the $50-100 range, but don’t be shy about gifts at the $200 or more level.

What if I have everything I need for my home?

You can upgrade! Guests want to buy something you’ll remember.

What trends are you seeing in the registry world?

Everyone is buying online now! And that makes giving cash more popular as well. Online cash giving is safe and secure and serves a wide variety of families, cultures and backgrounds.

What do you tell couples trying to figure it all out?

Check out the AskCheryl column on registry finder for some great etiquette tips! Like #1: Don’t include registry info on your invitation. And always express gratitude! A heartfelt thank you note is timeless. Check out Honeyfund’s social post generator, which let’s you post a cute photo and stamp, with your wedding hashtag as a cute FYI. (And wink wink it links back to your Honeyfund page!)

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Hey everyone!  We are back at Honeyfund Headquarters for #WeddingWednesday!  Today we have some delicious cocktails, a fun place card idea and a great way to give back. Thanks to our sponsor Kohl’s for the $100 gift card giveaway!

Signature Cocktail: Caribbean Rum Punch

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This is such a fun and delicious summer cocktail. The punch of color will add such a great festive vibe to a your summer wedding or party.

Ingredients:

  1. Orange Juice (2 cups)
  2. Pineapple Juice (2 cups)
  3.  Grenadine  (1/4 cup)
  4.  Triple Sec (1/4 cup)
  5. Rum (2 cups)
  6. Sprite (1 cup)

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients 1 through 5 in a pitcher
  2. Pour into a glass over ice
  3. Float sprite on top
  4. CHEERS!

DIY: Mason Jar Place Cards/Favors

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This is a cost effective and clever way to seat your guests, as well as send them home with a practical favor.

Supplies:

  1. Mason jars with handles
  2. Chalk board labels
  3. Chalk
  4. Tag
  5. Ribbon or twine
  6. Thank you stickers

Instructions:

  1. Using chalk write the name of each guest on the chalkboard labels
  2. Affix the labels to each jar
  3. Place thank you stickers on each tag
  4. Assign table numbers and place on tags
  5. Tie tags with ribbon/twine on jars
  6. Place jars on a table with sign giving directions
  7. ENJOY!

A Great Way to Give Back!

When Josh and Sara got married they gave 10% of their honeymoon donations to charity, and they’ve always recommend other couples do something to give back as well. It’s just good karma! You can add charity contributions to your honeyfund wish list.  Or try a charity favor — where you spend the “favor” money on a charity you care about and share with guests.

If you’re looking for a great crowdfunding site, check out out our sister site Plumfund, where giving feels good! There is no platform fee, and our Plumfund Gives supports a great cause — Save the Children.

Thanks for hanging with us again on#WeddingWednesday! Join Sara next Wednesday, August for a special episode live from Bloomingdales Flagship store in New York City and more #WeddingWednesday fun. Make sure you check out our extensive Pinterest boards, including lots of wedding etiquette tips!

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