FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I have a traditional gift registry and downpayment registry?

Generally we recommend focusing all your attention on one registry.  If you have a complete traditional gift registry for “stuff” and then a house downpayment registry, it is too difficult for your...

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

What does is cost? Are there fees? How do the rebates work? *

downpayment.gift is completely free to our users and gift donors.  We do not charge fees to start a registry, receive contributions, or make a gift.  The card processing fees from our partner...

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

How soon after we get engaged should we start the down payment registry?

We recommend starting the down payment registry right away.  t is fast and simple and gets that out of the away...no temptation to think about department store gifts, Zola, Amazon and other junk. ...

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

Why is this site different than all the other crowdfunding options like GoFundMe,others?.?

downpayment.gift is focused on a providing a gift registry, crowdfunding, for down payments specifically. We understand the guidelines involved and the kind of information brokers will be looking...

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

Can my wedding guest donate with a credit card?

Yes, via our secure processing partner Stripe, your registry will allow both credit and debit cards to be used as payment options.  Secure checking ACH transactions are coming soon too.

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

Why do I need to connect to Stripe to a bank account in the app?

During the sign-up process, you’ll be prompted to connect to Stripe. Stripe is the payment processor we partner with for handling credit and debit card transactions, as well as the subsequent...

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

Can I get my identity stolen by using your website?

downpayment.gift does NOT store any personal sensitive information about your finances, banking history, social security number, or any other data that’s particularly useful for identity fraud. We...

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

What should I say in Our Story on my registry page?

This is your opportunity to tell wedding guests what’s meaningful and inspiration about your relationship as a couple.  You can explain to them why saving up for a down payment to purchase a home...

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

What type of security and encryption do you employ?

We use 2048 bit transport layer encryption, also known as SSL/TLS. Our partner Stripe’s security uses AES-256 encryption on sensitive data and is certified as  PCI Service Provider Level 1 .

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

Is this registry made public on the Internet?

No.  We currently don’t have a public directory of open registries, so your registry won’t appear in searching list or elsewhere. However, anyone who has the right web address, "share url," will be...

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago

What if nobody gifts me any money? Won’t I look silly?

No you will not look silly, ‘cause if you not receive any gifts, you probably did not share the registry with friends, family and wedding guests. They never knew about it! Seriously, if the down...

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By Loren Winzeler

updated 8 months ago