Heart-to-heart: How Newlyweds Dustin and Jennifer are Using Tendr to Start Their Life Together
Heart-to-Heart is a brand new series we're launching today featuring real users who are using Tendr to help them celebrate something special! Our Senior Community Manager Courtney is writing this series. Check out her Q&A below!
We’re suckers for stories about people using Tendr to fulfill their financial dreams.
Meet Dustin and Jennifer from Miami. The adorable couple met in college while studying at University of Central Florida. After five years together, they tied the knot on February 18th in front of their best friends and family.
While all Dustin and Jennifer really wanted for their wedding was to have their loved ones together in one big room, they also anticipated some guests would want to give them gifts to commemorate this big milestone. Dustin and Jennifer knew they wanted those gifts to go toward something they truly needed — furniture for their new home.
Knowing how expensive furniture is, Dustin and Jennifer turned to Tendr to present guests with the opportunity to give cash gifts in amounts they were comfortable with. This also affords Dustin and Jennifer the opportunity to pick exactly what they want to start their new life together.
I spoke with Jennifer to learn more about why she and Dustin chose Tendr and how it helped them make their house a home.
Courtney: You got married last month - congratulations! What was your favorite part about the ceremony?
Jennifer: I was most excited about being able to share our love with all of our best friends and family. We come from different backgrounds so it was nice to have everyone together in one room.
C: What made you decide to use Tendr to receive money for your wedding?
J: I really wanted to find a site that was secure and that wouldn't charge me a fee. I know that when I'm a guest giving someone a gift I would want them to get the whole amount that I intended instead of a portion of it.
I also loved that there are so many cute card options and that guests can still personalize their gift. I didn't see any other competitor who had that.
C: What made you choose to register for money to buy furniture instead of choosing a furniture registry?
J: Furniture is really expensive and I knew it was very unlikely that someone would buy us a new bed or something like that. This way, everyone can give an amount they feel comfortable with and Dustin and I could shop around ourselves to see what we like.
C: Who wrote the note on your page? What was the process for that?
J: I wrote our note. I just wanted a quick synopsis to let our guests know that the site was easy and secure to use. I also wanted to communicate how excited we were to share our day with them!
C: In addition to new furniture, your page also mentions that Tendr gifts will go toward funding your honeymoon - what destination are you hoping to visit?
J: We are going to several cities in Italy - Sorrento, Florence & Venice - and ending in Paris!
C: What kind of furniture are you looking to buy with your Tendr gifts? How will new furniture improve your home life?
J: We are hoping to buy a new bedroom set. We are building a home together and I want the furniture we have to reflect both of our taste/style.
C: What are some other financial goals you have? How can Tendr help you achieve them?
J: We want to save up to buy a home in the near future. Tendr has been a great help in allowing us to collect money for furniture that we would have had to spend ourselves.
C: What's your favorite thing about using Tendr to receive cash gifts for your wedding?
J: I love that there are so many cute card options to choose from and that it's easy to use.
Thank you to Jennifer for taking the time to answer our questions!
To register for Tendr and create your own page you can direct your wedding guests to, click here!