HomeFundIt: Not Your Parents’ Wedding Registry

Blog posted On November 15, 2018

Congratulations, you’re getting married!  As soon as you’ve staged the perfect engagement photos and built your wedding website you’re probably inundated with the “Where are you registered?” question.  What are you going to register for?  When’s the last time you got up early enough to make waffles?  Do you really need another blender?  Do you think you’re going to use that pizza stone before just ordering online?  Chances are you don’t really need all of the stuff people traditionally use their wedding registry for. 

Wedding planning website the Knot reports 88% of engaged American couples use a wedding registry for wedding gifts.  The average American wedding registry has a total value of $4,835 and features 125 items.  However, gift registries are growing increasingly outdated.  40% of couples who registered with the Knot registered with cash registries, raising money toward goals like a honeymoon or a new home. 

HomeFundItTM is the first of its kind digital down payment platform, designed by leading mortgage lender CMG Financial, that can be used in lieu of a traditional wedding registry.  To use HomeFundIt get started online at, get prequalified with no trips to the bank or lender’s office.  Once you’re prequalified, you’ll be able to launch your fundraising campaign and build out your page with photos, videos, and text updates telling your story.  Share the link on any “save the date” cards, shower invitations, wedding announcements, and more.  You can also share the link on your wedding website. 

Kristen Maxwell Cooper, editor in chief of the Knot, explained, “Each couple has their own unique Registory—a personal story behind their wedding registry that reflects who they are as a couple and the life they're beginning together.  Whether cash to build their first home, furniture and décor to fill that home with, charity to support a cause close to their hearts, or cooking classes for date nights to come.”

Zillow reports it currently takes the average American over seven years to save for the down payment on a home.  Engaged couples who use HomeFundIt as a wedding registry have a chance to offset some or all of that burden.  Since HomeFundIt was designed by a mortgage lender, users will also get connected with a library of home buying resources and get connected with a loan officer, fundraising coach, and other support staff. 

To learn more about HomeFundIt wedding registry options visit


Sources: National Mortgage Professional Magazine, PR Newswire