Fund a Start Up Instead of Buying Wedding Registry Frying Pans

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Meet Drue and Svetlozar. They’re planning to get married on August 29 (less than a week away!) in California. Like many engaged couples, they have a wedding registry. Unlike many engaged couples, they aren’t asking for frying pans, spatulas, towels, sheets or to complete their china pattern. Neither are they asking you to save the world by donating to a green cause or planting a seedling in your backyard in celebration of their love. What are they asking for? To fund their start-up, Aboomba.

That’s right: for the typical price of buying consumer goods to fill a newlywed couple’s home (roughly $50 to $400), you can instead help support their start up. As they remind people on their YouTube video, there’s no need to wrap or ship gifts. Just use PayPal to support their start-up by paying for lattes, outsourced engineers (this cost is converted for those in Bulgaria and India), local engineers, legal fees, pizza and “real” health insurance.

Their costs are itemized, Drue’s haircut is adorable and Svetlozar’s accent is intriguing. And the idea? Pretty novel. It’s not the Chris Brown Forever wedding entrance dance, but it’s something. Thoughts? Is asking your friends and family to support your dreams and ambitions generous, loving or too forward/tacky?

[Aboomba Wedding Registry]

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.