Our set up: four or five low-key regional celebrations, all held in friends' backyards, to celebrate our nuptials.
Our dilemma: we were hoping to funnel people's enthusiasm for 'giving' the newlyweds things into helping us pull off our rather unorthodox wedding celebration tour (three states, four parties, coming to a city near you). To make that feasible, we were planning to use alternativegiftregistry.org, a website hosted by the Center for the New American Dream that allows you to ask your friends and family to 'give' things like a savory side dish for the San Francisco party, responsibility for minding the roasting pig at the Boston celebration, or taking responsibility for coordinating football tickets for the Madison shindig.
BUT, alternativegiftregistry.org is updating their site and will not be creating new accounts until late summer (i.e. sometime between the first and third celebration). Do you know of other sites that allow you to create a registry that isn't based on commercial products? Ideally, it would look something like:
Boston-Side Dishes: Cook some homemade food to accompany the roast pig Needs: 10 Has: 3
Park clean-up LA: Help us clean up the wreckage after the LA event Needs: 4 Has: 4
Without it, I feel like low key is going to spiral into planning nightmare. Do you have thoughts, ideas, suggestions, or powerful pharmaceuticals that can help?
Anybody have a brilliant suggestion? (And don't say: "Ask a tech savvy friend to build you a website!" Just. Don't.)
Boob-tastic Lara Stone by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue China via Fashion Gone Rogue