About BridalPod Wedding Registry
Wedding Registry is part of the BridalPod SUITE.
- It’s the most convenient and safe way to receive cash gifts on or before your wedding date.
- Innovative online wedding registry which you can easily create, share, track, and manage online.
- Using our group gifting concept, made available for you to use to creatively ask your guests for cash gifts without the price guilt.
- Selection of curated funding goals (wishlist) for you to choose from, and to share to your guests what’s on your wishlist and plan on buying/spending to start your life together – from home appliances, home furniture, travel & leisure, resort & hotel, to home investment.
Why create with BridalPod Wedding Registry?
- BridalPod is the only wedding website in the country that offers this service.
- Our group gifting concept allows for multiple cash contributions to be made towards your pricey funding goal with any amount that your guests choose to.
- We use a payment gateway that works to keep financial information secure when transacting online!
- All guests size, no problem!
- Guests from all around the country and overseas can send their love.
- With your Wedding Website and Registry combined, it saves you time to share both with your guests.
- With our intuitive and mobile responsive design, we deliver great user-experience and high-level service performance with the convenience of mobility.
- Minimal fee!
What is Group Gifting?
BridalPod’s Group Gifting concept allows for multiple cash contributions (cash gifts) to be made towards a pricey cash fund goal. It is made available for you to use to creatively ask your guests contribute to funding ideas which you plan to buy or spend your money on with the cash gifts you’ll be receiving after your wedding. It also allows your guests to contribute to your fund goals with any amount of they choose to.
What are the fees?
Transparency is our goal! Expect no hidden or unexplained charges. All charges are accounted for in using our registry service.
Guests Pay Paypal Processing Fees
Guests will be charged a processing fee of 3.9% plus a fixed amount of 15 pesos when guests contribute to a cash fund registry. This fee is collected upfront by Paypal. By paying this fee, guests are allowing the gift recipient (couple) to use our registry service at little to no cost to them.
We use Paypal as our gateway to safely collect money online. Please read more about how payment gateways like PayPal work to keep financial information secure when transacting money online. Is Paypal Safe?
Couples Pay BridalPod Service Fee
Now that the option to cover the Paypal fee is set to the guests – we are happy and able to offer a low service fee of 3.6% to our members. We realized that this option will be more popular among couples since they will not be absorbing all the transaction fees involved. The service fee will be deducted from the total cash fund amount that the couples received before we initiate the bank transfer.
Recipients Pay Bank Transfer Fee
There will be a fixed amount of 100 pesos as a transfer fee every time we seamlessly transfer couples’ cash funds from our bank to them.
New Fee update: July 5, 2020
Last Fee update: October 23, 2019
9 Benefits of Having a Cash Fund Registry
Convenient for your guests
We all live busy lives, your guests are no different. It’s important to provide your guests with the most accessible option available – with the ability to send money in a seamless transaction, user-friendly service on a mobile device, and knowing that their gifts will truly help you. Your guests will love it!
You will have to fill up a few details about your wedding to help us set up your registry, then you can start building your cash fund registry.
Avoid giving away your bank account information!
Time has changed. With widespread frauds, identity theft, and scams online, one can never be too careful.
Get the gifts you need
More and more getting married couples are now requesting cash for their wedding gifts. Overwhelmingly so, because they’re paying for their weddings, and want to avoid receiving too many blenders, coffee makers, and the likes of the same kind.
Availability of cash fund
Many of you are now paying for your wedding. This cuts into your honeymoon budget or downpayment for that condo. By using a cash fund registry, once you send out the invitations, your guests can start contributing to your funding goals. With a steady stream of cash contributions, it can relieve you of that financial pressure many couples experience leading up to the big day.
Built-in to your wedding website
You will feel so organized by having your wedding details, cash fund registry and guests Rsvp’s all in one place! This allows you to creatively and tastefully ask your guests for cash gifts without the price guilt. Your guests will love and embrace the thought that their gifts will truly help you start your new beginnings.
Keep track of cash gifts easily
You can track the real-time progress of your registry as guests contribute in the registry section of your wedding website, guests’ names and the amount of their contributions are displayed. *Guests have the option to display their names or stay anonymous. You will also receive notifications on your BridalPod account every time a contribution is made.
Do away of cash in envelopes – Safety first
Collecting and safekeeping 200+ envelopes full of cash are tasks that you don’t want to be dealing with on your wedding day. No security and peace of mind there. With Cash Fund Registry, you can be assured that all your cash gifts are well accounted for and securely transferred to your bank.
Receive overseas cash gifts conveniently
Family and friends that will not be able to attend your wedding can also send their love. Our Cash Fund Registry securely accepts international transactions.
Convenient for you
BridalPod keeps everything streamed line for you from tracking guests RSVPs and their cash gift contributions. It’s a way to ease the minds of your guests into the idea of cash gifts and makes it easier for you to receive them. Do we say more? You’re welcome!
Creating A Cash Fund Registry
Where do I begin?
You will have to fill out a few details about your wedding to help us set up your registry, then you can start building your cash fund registry.
I live outside Metro Manila. Can I create a Cash Fund Registry?
Yes, absolutely! BridalPod’s Cash Fund Registry is available to all registered members nationwide. You will need to provide a local bank account to receive the fund transfer.
Why is it important that I use my real first and last name?
We highly recommend that you use your real first name and last name when you create a registry. This would help verify your account. It will be easier for your guests and assure them as well that they have the right registry.
Can I edit my information in my Registry account?
Once your guests start contributing to your cash fund registry, you cannot edit information in the Bank Information tab of your Registry account (with padlock icon).
How far in advance should I start my Cash Fund Registry?
You can start creating your registry right after you’ve announced your engagement and already have set the wedding date.
How Cash Fund Registry Works
- Start building your registry with our curated funding ideas.
- Set amount for each funding goal you’ve selected.
- Queue – choose the order in which you want goals to get funded.
“Every time” a funding goal is fulfilled or completed. When a goal is fully-funded or completed (even before your wedding date) it will be processed and transferred to your bank account. Please allow approximately 7-10 business days for your cash fund transfer to process.
ADDING FUNDING GOAL
What is a funding goal?
Funding goal is like your wishlist. It’s a creative way to tell your guests how much you need, where you plan to spend or what you plan to buy with your cash gifts without the price guilt. It’s a fund goal where your guests can contribute with any amount they choose to give.
What are these funding goals?
We have curated five (5) funding goal ideas available for you to use.
- home appliances
- home furniture
- travel & leisure
- resort & hotel
- home investment (condo downpayment).
How do I add a funding goal to my Cash Fund Registry?
It’s very simple! Select and add funding goal to your Cash Fund Registry from our curated list.
How many funding goals can I add?
It depends on how much you think your total goal is. A funding goal has options that start from P25K up to P100K. If you added all these funding ideas to your cash fund registry (which you can!) the most goal you can set is at P500K.
Is there a maximum amount for each funding goal?
Each funding goal can start from P25K to P100K.
Why are funding goals in a queue?
Funding is one (1) at a time. You choose the order in which you want them to get funded. Your guests can start contributing to the goal that is currently in progress (“Running”). When a goal is fully funded, the next goal in the queue will appear as “Running”. The funded goal will then be labeled “FUNDED” while the other goals waiting to be funded will be labeled “IN QUEUE”.
Can I edit my funding goals in my Registry after I’ve shared it?
Absolutely! You can add, delete, and rearrange the order (queue) of your funding goals except for the goal where contributions are in progress.
How do I remove a funding goal from my Registry?
It’s simple. Simply delete it as long as a contribution to that funding goal has not started yet.
Sharing My Registry
How do I get the word out about my registry?
Simple. You can share your Wedding Registry with your Wedding Website’s URL on your social media accounts or send it to your guests thru email.
Why do I need a Wedding Website for my Registry?
We designed the wedding registry in a way that makes sense and gives you the best experience. With your Wedding Website and Registry combined, it’s the simplest and convenient way for both you and your guests. You can share all the important details of your wedding PLUS your Registry on your Wedding Website.
Have you created your BridalPod Wedding Website yet? You can create it here
Not a member yet, sign-up here to start.
How do I add my Registry to my Wedding Website?
The good news is, you don’t have to. We’ve streamlined the process for you that when you publish your registry, it will automatically appear in the Registry section of your Wedding Website.
How long will my Registry be available to my guests?
Your Registry will be available until your wedding date.
How can I keep track of goal contributions?
You can track your goal contributions on the Manage Funding Goal tab of your Registry account. In addition, you can see the real-time progress of your registry as guests contribute in the Registry section of your wedding website, guests’ names and the amount of their contributions are also displayed. *Guests have the option to display their names or stay anonymous.
Do I get notifications when guests contribute to my Registry?
Yes. You will receive notifications on your BridalPod account.
Receiving My Cash Fund
When do I receive my cash fund?
When a goal is fully-funded or completed (even before your wedding date) it will be processed and transferred to your bank account. Please allow approximately 7-10 business days for your cash fund transfer to process.
What happens if my registry isn’t fully-funded or completed?
By default, the cash fund registry runs until your wedding date. In the case of not being fully funded or not completed, you’ll get whatever amount you receive less the current BridalPod Service Fee rate. (Learn about the fees under Getting Started)
Why can I just get my cash fund in a lump sum?
We will initiate the transfer process of your cash fund when a goal is fully-funded or completed. We will not hold your money while waiting for all your other goals to be fully-funded or completed.
Can I choose to have all my cash funds transferred after my wedding?
No. We will initiate the process of transferring your money “every time” a goal is fully-funded or completed. We will not hold your money while waiting for all your goals to be fully-funded or completed.
Will I get a notification when you transfer my cash fund?
Yes, you will receive all 3 notifications in your Bridalpod account. When (1st) a goal is completed, (2nd) the start of the transfer process, and (3rd) the confirmation that your money has been transferred to your bank.
Wedding Guests FAQ
Do I need to create a BridalPod account?
No. As a guest who would like to contribute to a cash fund registry, you simply start by choosing the amount you want to contribute and you will be guided by the checkout process that will follow.
Do I need a Paypal account?
No. You can contribute conveniently using credit/debit cards, Visa, Mastercard (which also includes GCash Mastercard), or Paypal.
Is my information safe when I contribute to a Cash Fund Registry?
Security for our users is a priority. Our site uses industry standard 256-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to ensure that sensitive data (credit card and personal information) is transmitted securely. We also use payment gateway Paypal to process all cash contributions. Paypal works to keep financial information secure when transacting online. PayPal is the world’s leading payment processing company. It has achieved PCI DSS compliance certification under various programs and standards.
I live abroad, can I contribute to a cash fund registry?
Yes! This is the beauty of an online cash fund registry. We use Paypal which can receive and process money worldwide.
How will I know the couple receives my cash contribution?
You will receive a confirmation email from Paypal after your contribution has been processed. At the same time, the registrant can see a real-time update from the Guest Activity tab in the Registry account. Also, the guest’s name and the amount of contribution will be displayed on the Registry section of their wedding website. *Guests have the option to display their names or stay anonymous.