Sept. 15, 2008, 1:34 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Crate&Barrel Wedding Registry Comes to Canada - Finally Another Option!


Crate&Barrel Wedding Registry
If you haven't created your registry yet - WAIT!!!

Crate and Barrel is coming to Canada! Apparently weddings are big business for them and they're rolling out the red carpet to welcome Brides into their stores.

Check out this Globe and Mail article Crate & Barrel to lure Canadian brides down its aisles with parties. Clearly, the most important information in the article concerns the parties (see below), however, the rest of the article is pretty interesting too!

"To romance the brides, Crate & Barrel invites couples to their store on Sunday mornings for a "party" before opening hours. Along with a Mimosa and waffles, they get one-on-one attention, and suggestions on what to register for."

July 27, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Budget Tip: If You Have Enough Stuff, Why Not Try a Cash Gift Registry?


Many of today’s engaged couples already have the home basics that you’d traditionally find on a registry, which poses a pressing 21st Century quandary about how to handle the gifting aspect of your wedding.

How Do Cash Gift Registries Work?

A cash gift registry is the perfect solution for today because it allows you to register for monetary gifts towards whatever you’re dreaming of...

  • a fabulous honeymoon
  • romantic newlywed adventures
  • a home down payment
  • things you can’t register for because they’re sold locally by artists or at smaller boutiques

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A cash gift registry offers a more personal approach to the gifting process and allows you to let your guests know what’s important to you at this time in your life. Your guests can see exactly how you’ll use their gift money and you won’t have to pretend to want a frying pan that you really don’t need, only to return it later for cash.

July 28, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Expert Budget Tip: Use Favor Boxes to Help You Save On Your Wedding Decor


Smart brides on a budget know how painful it can be to curb their enthusiasm while trying to plan a wedding within financial restraints.

This is where we step in! We came up with a few budget tips to help you save money on wedding decor while still having an impact!

colorful favor boxes from Liloo at Home

Image Courtesy of Liloo at Home

Our favor boxes always do the trick, whether they are being used to multi-task, re-invent or to embellish!

April 18, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Princess for a Day Contest: Day 9 - Win $500 Towards Your Wedding Registry


Princess for a Day Contest: Wedding Republic

DAY 9: Win $500 Towards Your Wedding Registry!

Get the gifts you REALLY want!

Now that you've chosen the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, why not celebrate your way… with gifts you REALLY want! It's easy with Wedding Republic's $500 online registry kick start!

Princess for a Day Contest: Wedding Republic

Value: $500

How Does This Contest Work?
You can enter the contest every single day between April 6th and April 28th. You'll find the entry form on the blog post for the prize being unveiled that day. Scroll down to the bottom of this post the enter! You can always find today's prize featured on the CONTESTS page.

Feb. 8, 2010, 8 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Wedding Registry Must Haves for Entertainers, World Travelers, Foodies and More


Populating your wedding registry can be both exciting and overwhelming - it's best to go in with a plan. First, look around your house and take an inventory of what it is you ACTUALLY need. Do you already live together? Are their items you already have that you'd like to upgrade? or things you're missing all together?

If you're already set up on the home front, you can always opt for wedding gift cards towards later purchases or travel for your honeymoon. Sears has some great options for "stuff" and "travel". Every couple is different, so we've picked some registry must-haves for couples who love to entertain, travel, cook and relax at home.