First I was the the "Non Traditional" bride....skipped the parties, showers, registry etc etc....
Now that we are expecting our first baby it looks like I won't be able to totally get away with the skipping of parties & gifts (of course I don't mind as much this time, all for the baby).
For our wedding we did Honeyfund.com and it was awesome! Our friends and family helped pay for our 1 month honeymoon traveling around Europe with tons of unique experiences.
I was trying to find the same type of thing for a BABY REGISTRY, and I came across SimpleRegistry.com. It allows people to purchase gifts from ANY store (amazon, target, etsy, buy buy baby, etc) directly off the website or take it off the list and buy it on their own (for a cheaper price). It also allows guest to donate money towards a big priced gift (stroller, car seat) or contribute to unique things like babysitting, doula, baby photo-shoot or whatever we may need help paying for the first year.
Has anyone done any Non Traditional Registries before like Simple Registry? Did it work out ok?