International guests & Newlywed funds
I highly suggest looking into options for international guests -instead of being US centric only- for the newlywed funds, or clearly mark upfront that it is not an option for couples having international guests attending. It turns out you can only contribute to the funds with US credit cards, which makes it unusable in our case. I only wish we would have known that before and looked for alternatives. While I can understand that our linked account, to which the funds go, needs to be a US account, I am totally baffled that guests cannot contribute internationally. Please look into that as I am sure we are not the only couple on here with guests from overseas ;)
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the Knot has been so great for the wedding website and the planning tools. Big fan and it is making everything when it comes to planning our wedding a snap!
BUT I am so disappointed that this option is not available in Canada yet! I am getting married in September 2019 so I am hoping this is resolved soon! Paypal would definitely be a secure way to have this option set up or at least have something set up with the main banks in Canada.
The Knot is great but it bothers me that I can't use it to it's full extent; particularly the Newlywed Fund registry function. I know many of my guests want to help us save for our first home, but I can't add that fund because I don't have a US bank account. Can't The Knot add a Paypal function or something so that international couples can use the site as it was intended to be used?
I love this website, even as an alternative bride, despite what the first rating I saw on this page. But what I really need is lists of AUSTRALIAN vendors. This website is perfect... For American brides. I keep having to go back and forth between EasyWeddings and TheKnot because I love the setup and layout on TheKnot, but EasyWeddings has all the Australian vendors.
So sad we can't use it...
Matt Gardner commented
You guys are using stripe, it's SUPER easy just to turn on acceptance of any country's cards, then just do cashouts via paypal for the wedding couples. Boom, you're international in like 3 days...
I wish I knew this before we went to the trouble of creating a website. Great site, great features, but It might be useful to have a notice on your home page that notifies Canadians and people from other countries that the registry is for Americans only. It would save some time and frustration. Thanks.
Jenika Dickens commented
There is a lot of couples in Canada and the UK that use this site, It was really disappointing to find out (only after setting it up) that it was for US accounts only.
Darcy Smith commented
PLEASE MAKE CANADA PRIORITY! Getting married in 2019 and would love this as an option,
When will this be added for Canadian couples?
Joy Parkinson commented
Hi , we've been invited to the wedding of friends using your website. We can't donate to their wedding fund as we have an Australian address/credit cards. Do you have any other suggestions so we can get the funds to them before the wedding? Maybe your company could check out PayPal or something similar for the future. PS I did send an email to you but no answer. Thx
Hi There! I am sure you have received many comments regarding this! This idea is extremely unique and I haven't been able to find anything similar for Canada so if you're able to make it happen that would be awesome! Our wedding is in September so sometime this spring or summer...as I am sure it is that easy to do! (kidding) :)
Thanks for reading :)
Agreed! I was about to ask the same thing. Hopefully you can add it sooner than later!!
Please make the Newlywed Fund available for Canadian residents!
Hoping this technicality is rectified sooner rather than later as this Registry feature is a nice option, but needs to expand out of the US for cash donations.
Hannah Lee commented
I absolutely love the idea of the newly fund. However, I cannot use this feature due to the fact my bank is tied to Canada as I reside here.
Is there any way you can partner with Canadian banks and/or paypal to make this happen?
Thank you so much!