Marriage registries have evolved over time, along with brides and grooms. Three trends have motivated many couples to use an online bridal registry. First, couples are beginning to ask for money, instead of gifts, from guests attending their wedding. Second, many people have family all over the world or marry someone not from their country of origin. Third, "another increasing trend that has become apparent amongst wedding registries is the idea of a 'contributory registry' or 'contribution registry', whereby multiple guests can collectively contribute to the purchasing of a single larger gift for the couple, whereas traditionally each guest would usually contribute to a single lower value item. The term 'contributory registry' was coined by Starlight Registry in 2010." Excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridal_registry
Starlight Registry has numerous Benefits over traditional registries. First, couples that already possess home items typically listed on wedding registries can request different wedding gifts not found in a department store, or even a store at all! Second, since guests contribute money towards 'example items' and not tangible gifts, couples can request larger value items like a house deposit, honeymoon, or oven. Starlight Registry offers a customizable webpage complete with a picture gallery, guest book, RSVP guest list, and multiple pages for couples to tell their story or provide information to their guests.