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Your "I Do" Gift Registry FAQ
- What is a Charitable Gift Registry?
- How do I set up a Charitable Gift Registry?
- How are donations generated from my gift registry?
- How much will WeddingChannel.com donate to the charity we select?
- Can I select any charity from your database for my gift registry?
- Does the I Do Foundation take any portion of the donated percentage?
- Can I register with multiple stores?
- If I am already registered at a store that is partnered with WeddingChannel, can I still have a percentage donated to my chosen charity?
- Do my guests need to buy online in order to raise donations?
- Who do I contact with questions about the gift registry itself?
- What if I want to register with stores that are not WeddingChannel partners?
- Can I Do Foundation guarantee that all Gift Registry purchases will raise a donation for charity?
Starting September 1, 2012, I Do Foundation is working exclusively with WeddingChannel.com, making it possible for couples to create charitable gift registries through some of their favorite stores. WeddingChannel will donate up to 3% of gift purchases to any charity on their list of 100 approved charities.
Visit the I Do Foundation page on WeddingChannel, and choose "Let WeddingChannel Donate." Create your account and go to the "Wedding Registry" tab. Select the store you want to register with or add your existing registries to your WeddingChannel profile. Choose one or more charities that you want to receive the money from WeddingChannel's list of 100 charities. They will donate up to 3% of the purchase price of each gift to your chosen charities.
When guests purchase gifts online through your WeddingChannel registries, WeddingChannel donates up to 3% of the purchase price. Don't forget to select your charity—otherwise, no donations will be made.
No. You'll need to choose your charity from WeddingChannel's list of 100 vetted charities. See WeddingChannel for more information.
Yes, you can register with multiple stores through WeddingChannel.com. (As of September 1, 2012, I Do Foundation is working exclusively with WeddingChannel.com to offer you the widest variety of stores for the items you need.)
Yes. Simply add that store to your list of registries in your account on WeddingChannel.com. While past purchases won't count, any gift guests buy for you after you've added the store to your registry will raise donations. See WeddingChannel for more information
Yes. Only purchases your guests make online through the links in your WeddingChannel registry qualify to receive the charitable donation.
If you have questions about donations or I Do Foundation, contact WeddingChannel directly.
Unfortunately, you can only register with partner stores listed on WeddingChannel.com.
We do everything we can to ensure that all Gift Registry purchases raise money for charity and to help couples celebrate generously. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do in those rare cases when a partner store changes or cancels their participation with little or no notice. Since we cannot fully control partner store participation, we cannot guarantee that all Gift Registry purchases will generate a donation.
Your Charity Registry FAQ
- What is a Charity Registry?
- Can I register for gifts as well as set up a Charity Registry?
- How do I choose the recipient organization for my Charity Registry?
- Can I control the number of donations on my registry?
- Can I change the set up of my Charity Registry?
- How will my guests access my Charity Registry?
- How will my guests make donations?
- How will I know when my guests make a donation?
- Does the I Do Foundation deduct fees from my wedding donations?
- I want to include a note about my Charity Registry in my invitation. What should I say?
A Charity Registry allows you to create a registry for direct donations to your selected charity. It is similar to a regular gift registry, except that your Charity Registry allows guests to make credit card donations rather than purchasing blenders, toasters, or other traditional gifts.
Yes, you can do both. When your guests view your wedding website, they have the option to link to a "Registries" section, where both your Charity Registry and Gift Registry are displayed.
You can set up your charitable giving options through the Registry Charities section of the I Do Foundation site.
Yes. You can set aside as few or as many donations on your registry as you would like. Choose the Targeted Charity Registry option to limit the number of donations on your registry.
Yes. To add or subtract donation slots from your Charity Registry, go to the Charity Registry Status page. To restart your Charity Registry, go to Your Charity Registry and begin the set up process again. Any donations that have already been made by guests cannot be altered.
Guests access your Charity Registry online through Your Personal Wedding Website. When you set up your Charity Registry, the I Do Foundation automatically sets up a link on your wedding page for guests to make donations.
Guests can make donations online through our secure credit card donation system.
You can keep track of your guests' donations through the Charity Registry Status page. This status page will provide you with all of the information that you will need to write thank you notes and manage your gift registry.
We have chosen to share some of the joy of our wedding with charity. As an alternative to buying a gift, please consider making a donation through our Charity Registry. You can find information about our registry and all of our wedding events at www.IDoFoundation.org. We look forward to celebrating with you.
Or, if you don't want to mention your Charity Registry in your invitation, simply include the website information, www.IDoFoundation.org, and let your guests know that your site tells them all that they need to know about your wedding.
Registry Charities FAQ
- What is the purpose of Registry Charities?
- What is the process for creating my Registry Charities?
- When should I set up my Registry Charities?
- How do I select the beneficiary of my donation?
- Can I support a charity that is not listed on your website?
- If my suggested nonprofit is approved, will it be featured on your website?
- How do I change or edit my Registry Charities?
- How much will my guests see about my charitable options?
- What happens if I return a gift?
- Will nonprofits know who I am?
- When are donations raised at my wedding distributed?
The Registry Charities set-up process helps you select the charitable cause you would like your wedding donations to support. It is also through the Registry Charities set-up process that you will decide whether you would like to choose an I Do Foundation recommended organization or nominate your own organization.
Setting up your Registry Charities is simple. Once you arrive at the Registry Charities page, you will be given the option to choose an I Do Foundation recommended organization or nominate your own organization. You can choose multiple organizations by returning to your Registry Charities page and selecting another nonprofit. Finally, you will review the I Do Foundation's terms and conditions for our charitable wedding services and confirm your charitable choices.
We suggest that you set up your Registry Charities before starting other activities on our site. You may, however, set up your Registry Charities at any time before the day of your wedding.
When you go through the Registry Charities process, you will be given the chance to support one of the I Do Foundation's nonprofit partners, one of our established giving areas, or you may suggest a nonprofit recipient. Before you begin to create your Registry Charities, you may wish to familiarize yourself with the I Do Foundation's recommended nonprofits listed under Charitable Partners.
Yes—can support almost any charity you would like. When you log into your I Do Foundation account, we will ask you to tell us which charity you'd like to support. In addition to the ones on our list, you are able to suggest groups that are personally meaningful to you. If your charity meets the following three criteria, it will be approved to receive funds from the I Do Foundation: 1) The organization must be recognized as a tax-exempt organization under the 501(c)(3) ruling of the IRS code. 2) The organization must demonstrate basic fiscal responsibility. 3) The organization cannot promote violence, intolerance, racial division, or discrimination. It may take up to two weeks to receive final notification that your suggested nonprofit has been approved.
On its website, the I Do Foundation lists only those organizations that have been approved as Charitable Partners or other recommended groups. In most cases, those organizations suggested by couples will not be listed on the website. In cases where suggested groups meet the Foundation's strict criteria, these groups may be considered by the I Do Foundation Board of Directors for "recommended" status.
You can change your Registry Charities at any time. If you would like to edit your options, you can do so through the Registry Charities page. You can add or remove groups and see the status of nominated organizations on this page. If you choose to add or remove a nonprofit, this change will not affect any donations that already have been made.
Your charitable choices will be made available to your guests on your wedding website, on the "Our Charity" page. This page will list the name of your charity, a brief description about its work, and links for people who wish to access additional information. If you would like to add a note about why you have chosen to add a charitable component to your wedding, you can do that on the "Our Charity" page as well.
Your I Do Foundation gift registry raises donations for every gift purchased. Conversely, your donation is deducted for every returned item. It is certainly understandable that every couple will need to make some returns within a year of the wedding, and our system has been designed with this in mind. However, if you expect to make a large number of returns, the I Do Foundation may not be the best registry partner for you.
Many of our organizations would like to express their thanks for your support, and they appreciate the opportunity to know who you are. If you would like us to share this information with them, just check the box marked "Notify my charitable organizations of my support" at the top of your Registry Charities page. The names of your guests automatically remain private.
The I Do Foundation will disperse any donations that have been raised soon after the end of the fiscal quarter in which the donations were received.