Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Amazon for a wedding registry?
Joshua and I are both huge fans of technology and even bigger fans of convenience. We are regular users of amazon.com. In fact, we have a prime membership that allows us to get just about anything shipped to us for free. We both have wish lists, which make is easy to share gift ideas with each other and our families: Sara's wish list and Joshua's wish list. I love amazon for holiday time because I rarely have to go to the post office to ship anything. I can pick out my present, have it wrapped and ship right to the recipient. Joshua often finds deals on amazon that you just can't find anywhere else.
So recently, we noticed that you can do a wedding registry on amazon. I've never gone to a wedding where the bride and groom registered on amazon. I think that most of our guests have access to the internet but I'm not certain that all of them are as comfortable buying online as we are. So I wonder if what seems very convenient to us may not be so convenient for our guests. I also noticed a service called gift registry 360, which seems to allow you to register at several well-known and accessible stores at once. I still cannot figure out if the gift registry is available in the stores or if it would only be available online. So I am left wondering, should we stick with the old-fashioned tradition of actually going to a store or selection of stores or should we try the online version? Any thoughts?