*I am aware there are older threads about Zola, Blueprint and other services. I want updated (2017-2018) info as sites have been modified, and trends are changing.*
Has anyone recently used a universal registry? How did it work/not work for you? What are the pros and cons for the site you chose? Why did you choose universal? What types of people are your guests? How many guests do you have?
I currently have a Blueprint registry for physical gifts only (I'm not interested in cash registry features). I chose Blueprint because I want items from 4+ stores. I have a mix of brick and mortar stores, online retailers like Amazon, and combo stores like Target. I liked the ability to organize by room, easily do group gifts (like our Roomba, I can split the $700 price by 5 people so it's a more reasonable gift), and the Paypal option so there aren't any fees. I have a mix of tech-savvy younger and middle aged guests with a sizable amount of older-fashioned folks. Guest list is about 175. I went with universal because it allows me to keep track of who bought what (for thank-yous) and it covers all my guest demographics.