I wish they had this when we were planning our wedding.
Spent a lovely fun afternoon with the gorgeous Naomi Milante to learn more about her amazing app that will save you time AND help you get the kind of gift all brides ultimately would love for their wedding – MONEY.
how did you start TXTourREGI$TRY?
I actually came up with the idea while planning my own wedding! I was in the early stages of planning, when I was searching for a gift registry that was simple and easy for both us and our guests. Like most couples, we both already had two full households that we were combining together for when we married and, honestly, we had too much that we didn’t want to register for more.
In my experience, with traditional registries I found myself frustrated looking at other people’s registries. I also didn’t want to be lock in to using a specific travel company or store. I just wanted one registry that was simple and easy because, frankly, I was just to busy working and planning our wedding.
One day, the idea popped into my head and we started building the application and business just in time to use for our own wedding! Our first registry was launched in July 2010.
how did you come up with the name TXTourREGI$TRY?
Actually, my husband, Scott came up with it. It was simple and fit perfect.
so what is it? how does it work?
TXTourREGI$TRY is a revolutionary and sophisticated texted based way of giving and receiving the green gift everyone wants more of using your smartphone.
Using your smart phone or computer, you can go to our site here:
- Sign up and create a new registry in less than 30 minutes.
- Choose a custom keyword.
- Add up to 3 photos
- Add whatever information you’d like about your wedding (website, venue, quote, etc.)
- Customize the color and fonts, if you like
- Choose up to 3 gifts you want (i.e. honeymoon, new furniture, new kitchen appliances, etc)
- You can begin sharing immediately by sending simple instructions to your guests, by way of email, online invites, adding to your website, social media or included the complimentary enclosure cards we send to you in your invitations. Your guests can just follow the simple instructions and start giving you gifts!
Your guests will text your custom keyword to a short code on their smartphone or access on our website using your custom keyword. In minutes, they can access your registry, choose a gift and decide how much they want to give, than pay using a safe and secure direct merchant account. We use a direct merchant, so none of their private information is kept with us other than their email address, which is for your information.
You can update your registry page whenever you want!
Get up-to-the-minute updates in your registry gift log so you can see who gave, how much, and to what gift so you can easily thank them personally for it later on.
We also have an app for android and soon for iphone.
what a great idea! how do you think this makes your registry better than others?
It makes life simpler. You only need one registry.
It’s perfect for the mobile lifestyle.
It’s eco-chic. It’s a green gift.
It’s fun, easy, fast, secure and convenient.
do you have any advice for brides on how to best share their wedding registry?
Include enclosures with your wedding invitations. If you prefer not to include then, you can always send it following your formal invitation with an online card company.
Share your wedding registry on all of your social media!
Use your registry as your save-the-date!
Have your family and friends share with others.
Give enclosures at bridal showers.
want to sign up?
You can register for TXTourREGI$TRY on our website. Remember TXTourREGI$TRY is not just for your wedding but baby showers, graduations, fundraisers and more! We’ll seriously be recommending this to our brides. You’ve got to check it out for yourself here!
Naomi, wow, what a brilliant tool! Love that you came up with such a great solution to what caused you headaches for your wedding. I had so much fun just chatting away with you in Old Towne Orange. Can’t wait to do lunch again soon!
The Type A Bride