Like many, we'd seen our fair share of wedding seasons come and go. When it came to the delicate process of gift selection, we thought we'd just about seen it all. It was once we started planning our wedding that we realized just how wrong we were.
Think, old-school registries made in the '80s, traditional bridal registries that only let you select from a limited range of white goods, and travel registries that are harder to set up than an IKEA flat pack.
We wanted the honeymoon of our dreams. After all, we were a young, professional, couple on the go. With limited spare time, we daydreamed of switching off our phones, hitting the open road, and exploring new places.
Most of all, we wanted something that would remove the awkwardness of asking for money. Something that made guests feel like they were meaningfully contributing to our first big adventure, not just blindly giving us money.
After many failed search attempts, we realized to get the registry we wanted; we'd have to create it ourselves. The next morning, the concept was born.
Our three main goals for Hitchd were to create a registry that was:
For the following months, we spent countless hours and late nights turning what began as an ambitious idea, into a working registry, which reflected exactly what we had initially envisioned. By the time our wedding date was set, Hitchd was ready to be sent out to our guests.
Using Hitchd, not only did we manage to fund our entire honeymoon to Bora Bora, US, and Mexico - guests loved it. Many said they were excited to see how their contribution was being used, and the fact they knew we'd like the gift made all the difference. A hand full of guests even asked how they could use it for their upcoming weddings.
Hitchd now helps couples, around the world, fund their honeymoon.
It's time to tell your story and create the honeymoon of your dreams.