Just1Registry Blog News and tips about your free online wedding registry https://just1registry.com/img/j1r-144.png Just1Registry https://just1registry.com Sun, 09 Oct 2011 09:01:00 -0400 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) https://just1registry.com Just1Registry Just1Registry How to manage your wedding registry on your mobile device with Just1Registry Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:43:18 -0400 https://just1registry.com/manage-your-wedding-registry-on-your-mobile-device https://just1registry.com/manage-your-wedding-registry-on-your-mobile-device Leanne Leanne In case you missed the announcement, Just1Registry's site is now mobile. This means you can now take your wedding registry with you wherever you go!

Wait, you say.
Can I edit my wedding registry on my iPad over a cup of coffee at Starbucks?
Can I take pictures on my smartphone of items I see in a store and instantly upload them to Just1Registry?

The answer to both these questions is, YES, now you can! (Provided, of course, you have wifi access or a data connection.)

Simply login to Just1Registry.com on your device's web browser to get started!

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To add an item, click the Add Item button at the top of the page.

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Just like always, you can fill in as many details as you want about the item. Then you can either upload an existing photo from your device or take one with your device's camera.

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You can also edit, delete, or record a purchase for your existing items by clicking on the Item List button.

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Your registry settings, statistics, and tools for premium users are all there as well. You can find them by clicking on the menu list button at the top right of the page.

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Do you use Just1Registry on the go? Let us know what you think!

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Add wedding gift ideas to your registry from any web page Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:43:18 -0400 https://just1registry.com/add-wedding-gift-ideas-from-any-website-bookmark-button https://just1registry.com/add-wedding-gift-ideas-from-any-website-bookmark-button Leanne Leanne Happy July, everyone! There is certainly a lot to celebrate this week: Canada Day, Independence Day, and another new Just1Registry feature too!

Imagine for a moment that on the holiday weekend you are doing a little online shopping, and you come across the perfect thing. Perhaps it's an adorable zebra skin rug (faux, of course) that is just dying to complete your living room (no pun intended). You make a mental note to add it to your wedding registry the next time you log into Just1Registry.com. But of course, life gets busy, you have more pressing matters to attend to, and the poor zebra skin rug gets swept under the... er, gets forgotten.

Fortunately, this sad story does not ever need to happen to you, thanks to Just1Registry's handy new bookmark button! Once you add it to your browser, you can use it to add items to your wedding registry directly from any website you are visiting (like the site where you saw that zebra skin rug).

To add the Just1Registry bookmark button to your browser, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Log in to your account at Just1Registry.com (you only have to do this once).
  2. Click "Install Bookmark Button" (near the top of the page). Install Just1Registry Bookmark Button
  3. Drag the "Add to J1R" button up to your browser's bookmark bar.

That's it! Now, for an example of how easy it is to add an item to your wedding registry using the bookmark button, you can click on the toaster link provided.

The link will take you to Amazon's site. Here, you can click the "Add to J1R" button that you just added to your browser. Make sure you select a category (bath, bedding, kitchen, etc.). Then you can add more information if you like, and when you are done, click Save at the bottom.

There! See how easy that was? You didn't even have to upload a photo!

We're excited for you to try the bookmark button out and let us know what you think!

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Your wedding registry is now mobile for smartphone users! Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:43:18 -0400 https://just1registry.com/your-wedding-registry-is-now-mobile https://just1registry.com/your-wedding-registry-is-now-mobile Leanne Leanne You may have already noticed some new features that were released earlier this month. We're now proud to announce that the newly designed Just1Registry looks great, whether you are viewing it on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

We've also rolled out a new colour selecting feature, which allows you to choose the main colour for your registry. Now your wedding registry can match your wedding colours! With the added social media buttons, you can also share individual items from your registry on Facebook or Twitter.

As always, we welcome your suggestions. Send us a message.

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Welcome to j1r.me Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:18:28 -0500 https://just1registry.com/welcome-to-j1r.me https://just1registry.com/welcome-to-j1r.me Leanne Leanne Want to include your Just1Registry address on your printed wedding invitations? You can now use a shorter registry address that will easily fit, even on small enclosure cards. Just replace www.just1registry.com with j1r.me in your web address; the short URL automatically redirects to your full Just1Registry address.

For example, if your Just1Registry address is:

www.just1registry.com/johnandjane


...then you can use:

j1r.me/johnandjane

See how that takes up less space on the page?? This is what makes the new short URL perfect for including in your save-the-date cards, shower invitations, stag and doe tickets, and practically any other wedding-related stationery you can imagine! And it's still easy to remember too.

This new feature is available to all Just1Registry users. No need to adjust your settings! Of course, you can still continue to use your original (longer) registry address if you prefer. Both addresses will now take you to the same place.

It's just one more way we're trying to help streamline your wedding registry experience.

Have another idea for how we can make Just1Registry more efficient for you? Let us know!

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New Feature: Choose your own registry colours Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:13:27 -0400 https://just1registry.com/choose-your-own-registry-colours https://just1registry.com/choose-your-own-registry-colours Leanne Leanne Give your registry a fresh new look! Just in time for wedding season, we've added a new feature that will allow you to change the colours of your registry. With a wide range of colour options, it can match virtually any wedding palette.

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You can access the colour selector by logging into your registry and going to the display settings page.

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We added this feature in response to feedback from one of our valued Just1Registry users. Thanks, and keep those ideas coming!

Do you have an idea for a new feature that you would like to see on your registry? Let us know!

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Just1Registry is on Pinterest now! Sun, 08 Jan 2012 10:08:45 -0500 https://just1registry.com/just1registry-is-on-pinterest-now https://just1registry.com/just1registry-is-on-pinterest-now Leanne Leanne From dollar store centrepieces to step-by-step instructions for doing your own wedding flowers, our new Wedding Ideas board is full of, well, wedding ideas. Looking for creative photo ops, budget-friendly favours, and other do-it-yourself wedding projects? Be sure to follow us on Pinterest!

 

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Just1Registry has a new look! Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:22:52 -0400 https://just1registry.com/just1registry-has-a-new-look https://just1registry.com/just1registry-has-a-new-look Leanne Leanne We know planning a wedding is no piece of cake. And we think technology can help. That's why Just1Registry is here for you: to make wedding planning a little simpler.

If you haven't already, be sure to follow us on Twitter! (@Just1Registry) We scope out wedding related news, do-it-yourself ideas, and money saving tips to share with you.

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8 Things To Ask Your Photographer Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:12:02 -0400 https://just1registry.com/8-things-to-ask-your-photographer https://just1registry.com/8-things-to-ask-your-photographer Leanne Leanne 1. Can you show me samples of your work?

Most photographers have portfolios you can browse online. Choose one whose style you like.

2. Do you have an assistant?

It's nice to have an extra person shooting from a different perspective and capturing special moments the other photographer might have missed. After all, he or she can't be in two places at once.

3. How much experience do you have photographing weddings?

You'll want a photographer with enough experience to know what to expect and where to be at the right moment to get the best pictures.

4. How much will the audience see you during the ceremony?

Some photographers like to be front and centre so they can get good close-ups, while others are relatively unobtrusive but still manage to get great photos. Neither way is right or wrong, but it's good to talk about your preferences ahead of time.

5. Can you come to the wedding rehearsal?

Rehearsal night is a great time for your photographer to scope out the venue and get a feel for the lighting, backgrounds, and possible obstacles like pillars or pulpits.

6. Will you stay for the entire reception or leave right after we cut the cake?

It's important to establish precisely how many hours of your photographer's time you are paying for, especially if you want to capture every last minute of your special day.

7. Can we get digital images instead of prints?

You can save a lot of money by printing your own photos. With today's technology, you likely won't notice a difference in quality, and you can use the cash you save to buy some nice picture frames and a special wedding album or scrapbook.

8. Would it be all right to give you a list of photos we definitely don't want you to miss?

Obviously, you want your wedding photos to include the people and moments of your wedding that are most important to you. Don't assume that your photographer knows what these are! It's a good idea to write them down ahead of time. If you're not sure what to include, try searching online for "wedding photo checklist" ideas.

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The Deal Miser's Gown Shopping Guide Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:44:36 -0500 https://just1registry.com/the-deal-misers-gown-shopping-guide https://just1registry.com/the-deal-misers-gown-shopping-guide Leanne Leanne Shopping for a wedding dress can be a magical experience -- kind of like you're five years old again, playing dress-up and pretending to be a princess twirling in front of the mirror. Until, that is, you look at the price tag on that sparkly white princess gown and are brought back to the realities of adulthood.

Wait! Before you sell your car (or house... or yacht) to pay for that dress, read these tips. Here are a few suggestions to help you find a wedding dress that fits your budget.

1. Think outside the box

If overly fancy gowns aren't your style, you need not limit your search to wedding dresses alone. Many bridesmaid dresses also come in white or cream, and besides being somewhat less elaborate are often less expensive too. You could also opt for a white evening dress instead. Skip the veil and tiara too; flowers in your hair could be a simple yet beautiful alternative.

2. Buy off the rack

Instead of ordering a custom-made wedding dress in your exact size, you can save a bundle by buying one of the bridal shop's display models when they are marked down to make room for new stock. Most bridal stores have their own seamstresses who can alter the dress to fit you, but it's often cheaper to hire your own -- see #5 below.

3. Look for going-out-of-business sales

Sadly, bridal stores do sometimes go out of business. If you know of one that is closing down in your area, you may be able to get a great deal on their clearance inventory. Again, refer to #5 on finding someone to do your alterations.

4. Buy used or borrow

You can also save money by wearing someone else's dress... after she's done with it, of course. Many brides sell their wedding dresses in online classifieds like Kijiji or Craigslist. Some of the gowns haven't even been worn, for whatever reason. (Sometimes it's best not to ask.) Another possibility is to wear a dress that was previously worn by your mother, or sister, or cousin, or friend. Why not make it your "something borrowed"?

5. Find your own seamstress

Whether you're buying a discounted or used dress, chances are it will need some alteration. Look in the yellow pages or Google "sewing alterations" in your area, and get recommendations from recently married people. If you're lucky enough to have a friend or relative who sews well, even better! If possible, bring them along when shopping for a wedding dress. That way, they can tell you whether the amount of alterations required is reasonable or not, according to their expertise.

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An Online Wedding Registry That Will Impress Your Guests Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:24:43 -0500 https://just1registry.com/an-online-wedding-registry-that-will-impress-your-guests https://just1registry.com/an-online-wedding-registry-that-will-impress-your-guests Leanne Leanne Last month we released a completely redesigned interface to manage your registry. In case you forgot, check out our blog posts describing the new features. Well, this month we are excited to release a revamped registry (the part that your guests see).

The new design resembles your management interface to keep things consistent. In addition to the fresh new look, we have added some new features your guests will love:

Shopping List: Allows guests to bookmark items they are interested in purchasing. They can also print or email the list to themselves.

Email Item: Pretty self-explanatory. Guests can email an item's details to share with someone else or for their own future reference.

Contact the Couple: Allows guests to send a message to the couple who owns the registry, in case they need to ask for more information about anything on the registry. This is a great way for your guests to request your registry's password if they forgot it.

Couple Photo: You can personalize your registry with a photo of you and your fiancé(e).

We think your wedding guests will be impressed with how easy it is to browse your online registry at the newly improved Just1Registry.com. Let us know what you think of the changes!

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All About the New Premium Features - Part 2 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:04:08 -0500 https://just1registry.com/all-about-the-new-premium-features-part-2 https://just1registry.com/all-about-the-new-premium-features-part-2 Leanne Leanne As we said in the last post, Just1Registry users now have access to some great new features. Next week we will be launching some more new features, this time for the guest portion of your registry (but more on that in the next post).

For both premium and standard users, the new statistics feature graphically shows you how many items you have on your registry, as well as how many of those items have been purchased. This way, you can make sure that you have lots of items available for guests to purchase. To view your purchase statistics, simply click on the Statistics option in the top menu bar when you sign in to manage your registry.

Sample Purchase Statistics:

As always, you can also view a list of who purchased what... after your wedding date, of course! You can click on View Purchases right on the statistics page. Or, to get to this list from the registry management page, click on View Purchases in the top gray menu bar.

Finally, the new visitor statistics feature allows you to see where the people who have been viewing you registry are coming from. If you have a Just1Registry Premium account, you can access this feature by logging into your registry. First click on the Statistics option in the top menu bar, and then click Visitors in the gray menu bar (or just click here).

Sample Visitor Statistics:

If you've ever wondered whether your wedding guests are actually viewing and buying things from your registry (thanks to those cards you sent with the invitations), then you'll definitely find these statistics useful. It's just another way we're trying to make your Just1Registry experience even better. Stay tuned for more new features coming soon!

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All About the New Premium Features - Part 1 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:12:45 -0500 https://just1registry.com/all-about-the-new-premium-features-part-1 https://just1registry.com/all-about-the-new-premium-features-part-1 Leanne Leanne Just1Registry now has some great new features, including a very exciting tool that is only available to premium users. The new invitation insert generator allows you to create printable cards that tell your guests everything they need to know in order to find your online wedding registry, including your unique registry web address (and password if you choose). You get to choose the background, and you can also customize the text.

The invitation inserts are downloadable in pdf format, so you can either print them yourself at home or take the pdf file to your favourite professional printing service. The document contains 8 cards per letter-sized page (8.5 x 11 inches) - the perfect size to hand out to your friends and family or to tuck inside your wedding invitations.

Sample invitation insert: Download PDF

Another thing you'll notice when you upgrade to Just1Registry Premium is that the ads have been removed from your registry page. For some, this is an appealing reason to upgrade. If you think your guests might appreciate an ad-free experience when they view your wedding registry, the one-time fee of $5 is a small price to pay. After all, happier guests just might equal more gifts!

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Introducing Just1Registry Premium Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:33:00 -0500 https://just1registry.com/introducing-just1registry-premium https://just1registry.com/introducing-just1registry-premium Leanne Leanne Your all-in-one online wedding registry is more user-friendly than ever. We completely redesigned the management interface and added some great new features.

You can now:

Personalize your wedding registry by uploading a photo of you and your fiancé(e). You can also add a personal message to your registry for your guests to see.

Track activity on your registry, including statistics on which items have been purchased and the locations of people who have viewed your registry.

Create printable invitation inserts with your own unique registry web address to share with your wedding guests.

While the personalization and purchase tracking features are available to all users, visitor tracking and the invitation insert generator are part of the new Just1Registry Premium. In addition, premium users will enjoy an ad-free registry.

Whether you choose to stick with the free, standard account or upgrade to Just1Registry Premium for a one-time fee of only $5, Just1Registry is still probably the cheapest part of planning your wedding. And with the recent improvements, we've done our best to make sure it's an enjoyable experience.

To upgrade to Just1Registry Premium simply sign in to your registry and click the upgrade button which is in the top menu bar.

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Let your wedding guests be creative (without clashing) Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:43:00 -0400 https://just1registry.com/let-your-wedding-guests-be-creative-without-clashing https://just1registry.com/let-your-wedding-guests-be-creative-without-clashing rebekah rebekah Here's another practical way you can use your online wedding registry. Maybe you aren't too sure what items you might need to put on your gift registry. Maybe you have a particular room of your house that needs dressing up, but you have no idea what specific items to ask for. What if you want people to be free to use their own creativity and buy whatever they think would be neat and useful, without clashing with your house's colour schemes? Why not add items like the following to your registry:

Title: Living Room Decor
Description: My living room has taupe walls with chocolate brown furniture. The accent colours are black and rose.

By putting these two simple sentences on your wedding registry, you open the door to a multitude of creative gift ideas. Gifts such as: A dusty rose throw pillow and throw blanket, an area rug with shades of brown and accents of rose and blue, and solid black picture frames. All of which happen to go great with your living room's decor, even though you probably never would have thought to put them on your wedding registry.

Without your guidance, guests might choose to purchase purple throw pillows, a green throw blanket, a Hawaiian themed area rug or lime green picture frames. These gifts are creative all right, but not so appropriate for your colour scheme.

Just1Registry gives you the ability to share colour scheme information with your guests to give them a "big picture" idea of your house's decor. Let your guests fill in the blanks and be creative! Who knows what great gifts you may receive? By sharing this information, you can also help prevent your future mother-in-law from purchasing that hideous orange gingham throw pillow for your modern white and lilac bedroom. YUCK! Anything to avoid that situation, right?

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Why You Need Just1Registry Sun, 09 Oct 2011 09:01:00 -0400 https://just1registry.com/why-you-need-just1registry https://just1registry.com/why-you-need-just1registry rebekah rebekah Being engaged is so magical and fun... and stressful. If the wedding preparation doesn't burn you out, the house organization just might. Frying pans, dishes, cutlery - how's a couple to keep track of it all?

So many stores offer various incentives for registering for gifts, that by the time you sign up for them all, you forget which items you have added to your list at which store. "No problem," the smiling salesperson says, "just login on our website or at this kiosk and view a list of the items you scanned." Sounds simple enough, right? WRONG! Who has ever heard of a "C M Windermere SS Salt MI Danesco"?? If I don't even know what it is, and I picked it out, how on earth are my guests going to find it?

This is why Just1Rregistry was created, to make life simpler for brides like you. Create one registry, all in one place, all online. It allows you to add real, recognizable items to your list with descriptions that actually make sense, and just in case, includes pictures and suggested stores where you could find each item. What more could you and your guests ask for? Grooms will want to be part of this process too, because they can add the stuff THEY want.

One of the best things about it is that you can add, edit, and delete items from home or work. You'll never have to visit those busy department stores, book an appointment, wait for an item scanner (that rarely worked half the time anyway) or go out in a winter blizzard or summer heat again - at least not to create your wedding registry, that is.

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