(PRWEB UK) 9 June 2011
Following on from an analysis into which department store wedding registry provided the best service to brides and grooms, Starlight Registry have turned inward to their own market to identify which online cash wedding registries are the least and most expensive.
The study calculated and compared what percent of a couple’s total gift money would be retained by each of the seven most popular online cash wedding registries – OurWishingWell.com, UponOurStar.com, MyRegistry.com, GoGift.com,
DepositaGift.com, AGreatAffair.com, and StarlightRegistry.com. The analysis concluded that OurWishingWell.com was the most expensive of the registries taking on average 8.80% of the total cash submitted by wedding guests. StarlightRegistry.com was the cheapest option, taking on average only 5.59% of the total cash submitted by guests.
The findings indicate that a couple can save a tremendous amount of money by carefully picking the right online cash registry. For an average wedding, a couple would save as much as $222.68 by choosing to host their cash wedding registry on Starlight Registry opposed to Our Wishing Well. With the popularity of online wedding registries increasing, it is important for brides and grooms to be well informed of who is offering the best services and what the real benefits are compared to traditional department store registries.
Sarah Rigos, founder of Starlight Registry, commented, “An online cash wedding registry puts some class into the act of asking for cash to put towards gifts a couple really wants. Furthermore, out-of-town guests can still purchase a gift and couples that chose to marry abroad can avoid the hassle of having to haul presents onto a plane. Cash wedding registries also save guests time and money, allowing them to avoid busy department stores and pricey wrapping and shipping costs. It is crucial that they do not through that away by picking the wrong online wedding registry website.”
Read the full blog post with a detailed explanation on how the research was carried out here: http://www.starlightregistry.com/blog_post.asp?title=the-cheapest-and-most-expensive-online-cash-registries-revealed
About Starlight Registry: StarlightRegistry.com allows couples to create their own online cash wedding registry for wedding guests to contribute towards. A couple receives an optional free wedding website complete with a Guestbook, Photo Album, RSVP feature, and story page.
“Starlight Registry was born out of frustration with traditional wedding registries not meeting the demands of the modern couple. Most of my friends about to wed already had the home items traditionally listed on gift registries. What they really wanted was money to put towards their honeymoon, a house deposit, or spend on items in different stores that did not offer registry lists. All ended up registering with a department store and all were disappointed with their gifts. With the advancements in technology, I began to question why couples were still being limited to wedding registry items found in only one store, or in a store at all! I envisioned a wedding gift registry service that allowed couples to request any item they could dare to dream up.”
- Sarah Rigos, founder, MPhil University of Oxford; BA Cornell University