Ah, the infamous wedding registry. A traditional means to ask for gifts that you will not want to return straight after your honeymoon. But tradition aside, the truth is many couples already have…stuff. The stuff they need to make their home a home, their bed a bed, a kitchen a kitchen - you get where we’re going.
That’s why in recent times (and indeed, for some cultures much longer than that), it’s become very much the norm to ask for a gift of cash instead of physical items.
That way, you can push the much-appreciated money towards experiences like a honeymoon or road trip. Or, larger ticket purchases like home-renovations, an artwork, a new couch. Or just the pots and pans of a traditional registry - but from a store you like when there’s a sale on.
Imagine if instead of asking for cold, hard cash or more ‘stuff’, you could also use the generous nature of your guests to benefit the greater good. Wouldn’t that feel nice (*nods head*)?
Cue, Gravy: the digital wedding registry helping modern couples ask for both cash and non-monetary gifts of time, skills and good deeds.
We believe love makes the world a better place, and that weddings are about bringing your family and community together to enrich your lives through a collective experience. And so we thought, what if your wedding registry can make the world a better place too? Like, quite literally?
Using Gravy, a couple can lean on their community to kickstart their married life - but also to make their guests’ lives more enriched through encouraging good deeds that are close to the heart of the couple.
Gravy even sends a helpful reminder to guests to complete the ‘Give’/’Gives’ they’ve chosen: Hey Dave, have you registered for organ donation yet? Hint, hint. Friendly accountability at it’s finest.
Here are 10 world-improving gift ideas you could add to your wedding registry:
1. Donate blood
It’s a simple thing that literally saves lives (up to three from one single blood donation). Blood can help treat cancer and blood diseases, severe burns, road incidents and trauma, pregnant women, young children and more. Ask your eligible guests to visit a donation centre and feel good knowing that you’ve helped strangers during their darkest hour