So you’re getting married.
Surely, you have some things you’d like to put on your wedding registry, right?
And you expect to ACTUALLY get most of those things, right?
Well, here’s how to make one of those things be a Vitamix.
And how to ask for it without feeling uncomfortable. (Yes, there are a couple ways to make this feeling completely go away.)
But first, let’s step into the (dancing) shoes of the people invited to your wedding. You know, the group that hopefully has someone who will gift you a Vitamix.
Why People Love Stories Behind their Purchases
Let’s talk about wine for a second.
Can you taste the difference between a $7 bottle of wine and a $700 bottle?
But how about the difference between a $70 bottle and a $700 bottle?
And guess what. Hardly anyone can.
Yet, many people buy still $700 bottles of wine.
The story! They’re buying a story.
Their $700 bottle was from one of the greatest years for wine ever. And it’s been aging in a cedar-lined cave guarded by a group of show poodles who are fed fresh lobster tails that came from a section of the Mediterranean Sea where Jesus once got sand stuck in his swim trunks.
Whatever it is. It’s the story they’re buying.
And it doesn’t stop at wine.
People LOVE a story behind the gifts they buy.
So how do we put a story behind the gifts on our wedding registry?
Here’s a hint: it’s pretty tough to do it via a Target or Crate & Barrel or William & Sonoma wedding registry.
Knowing that, let’s discuss an alternative: Thankful Registry
Thankful Registry: The Place to Register for a Vitamix
Thankful Registry is a story in and of itself.
Here’s the short version: grateful gift registering.
On this site, you ask for the things you want and specify from whom you want them bought.
Here’s why it’s great:
Support the little guy.
Have an Etsy shop you love? Register for it. Want to buy through a web affiliate? Register with their link. Have a family-owned restaurant you’d like to visit on your honeymoon? Register for a gift certificate. You literally get to support whoever you want.
Get what you need.
Big box stores will up-sell you on things you don’t need. With Thankful Registry, you start by adding things you need (instead of weeding though the things you don’t).
Get what you want.
Your registry has ONLY the things you want. And each thing has a story behind it.
So how does this translate into you getting a Vitamix ACTUALLY fulfilled off your wedding registry?
We’re almost there. 🙂
What Vitamix Put on your Registry
I recommend asking for a Certified Reconditioned model.
At around $300, it’s a price that’s perfect for someone (or a small group).
Also, put a story behind it.
Here ya go: The gift giver, by buying direct using a link from Life is NOYOKE, is helping to support my mission of accelerating our adoption of a whole food-focused diet, and is greatly appreciated.
So to recap, you have a humble ask (Certified Reconditioned model) with a story behind it.
Pretty good, right?
Best part is, there’s just a few steps to make it all happen.
How to Register for a Vitamix (that you’ll actually get) on Thankful Registry
Thankful Registry is super easy to use.
(Yes, there is a $30 fee to use it. But you get what you pay for — a good story to tell about your registry.)
Here are the steps to add a Vitamix as a gift:
- Start your free trial at Thankful Registry.
- Click “Add a Gift”
- Add photo of the Vitamix you’d like to register for. (All are 600px x 600px and .jpg form)
- Enter the following:
- Name: Vitamix
- Gift Source: Vitamix.com (via Life is NOYOKE)
- Gift URL:
- Extra Information: Life is NOYOKE, created by Lenny Gale, is a movement seeking to accelerate the adoption of a whole food-focused diet. This gift helps support his mission, and is greatly appreciated.
Once it’s saved, it should look like this to anyone visiting your registry.
Now, I think this is pretty genuine, humble, and clever. If, however, you can think of a more effective strategy for getting a Vitamix fulfilled on your wedding registry, let me know. And as always, if you see an error or commission, leave a comment below.
Enjoy your wedding (and new Vitamix!).