Earlier this week, the Obama campaign launched the Article Marketing Lab – High Converting Video Tutorials ir own twist on the traditional wedding registry – in lieu of wedding gifts (think toasters and cutlery) brides-to-be can now register for donations to President Obama’s re-election campaign.
While we don’t often comment in the political blogoshere, we felt that since President Obama is treading in WR territory, it’s only fair that we check out his version of a cash wedding registry. Here’s what brides can expect and some of the reaction to the campaign’s new fundraising tool.
How It Works
As far as registries go, it’s pretty straight forward. Brides can create an account, add a photo, include a message to potential gift givers and share their registry via email, Facebook and Twitter. You’re also asked to set a fundraising goal when you set up your registry.
What To Consider Before Doing It
Know your audience. Your wedding is supposed to be a celebratory time and depending on the political dynamic among your friends and family, you might be inadvertently offend someone. But, at Wedding Republic we’re all about getting what you really want for your wedding so if you feel strongly enough about the issue, then go for it! But it might be wise to give wedding guests a few other options like an online or in-store wedding registry.
The campaign website reads, ”Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up? Let your friends know how important this election is to you-register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate-and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.”
While negative commentary from across the political spectrum is expected, there was also a barrage of negative feedback in the twitter world. And the comment about the gravy boat? Well, maybe they’re more important then we thought!