Post # 1
Hey Yall. So the FI and I are thinking about setting up an online honeymoon registary. We already live together so we don’t really need a lot for our house, but we could use some help with the honeymoon. I think it’s a really cool/unique idea, but I’m a little skeptical. I’ve checked out some of the sites and they seem legit, but I am still not sold. If any of yall went this route, I’d love to hear how it worked out! What company did you use? Did you get a good response? Did you have any problems?
Post # 3
We did not do this, but two of my friends did. Neither got that great of a response. One, you would select what you were “buying” for the couple, but then after clicking through the site it said “Don’t forget to bring the bride and groom a check for your gift!” which a lot of us who were attending felt was awkward and weird. Like, we might as well just bring them money. It didn’t really feel like you were buying them an actual “gift”. If you do go this route, also keep in mind that a lot of people will still prefer to go a more traditional route and buy you something, so be prepared for random gifts and lots of things you don’t want. Also, if you have a bridal shower, people would probably prefer to bring you an actual gift. I suggest making a small registry of things, such as nicer towels, upgraded bedding, nicer dishes, etc, just to give those guests who prefer the gift registry route a guide.
Post # 4
We’re doing one. Like you, we live together and have no need for any household items (we actually have 2 of everything since we combined households last year!) The site we’re using “www.honeymoonsbyrobin” seems pretty legit. I met Robin at a bridal fair. Guests go on the website, choose what they’re “purchasing” for us, and pay with a credit card. We then get payment from the site. The site charges a 7% service fee, but FI and I elected to have that 7% taken out of the total amount of the gift we’re receiving, so our guests don’t have to pay it.
We just sent out our STD’s so I don’t know how it’s all going to shake down, but it seems like a very reputable company we’re going through.
Post # 5
We’re using Traveler’s Joy because we also have no need for most household items. We’re registered for some household items we’d like to upgrade and some we’ve never had though just in case people would rather do that. I’m hoping it goes well but even if it doesn’t it was worth a shot.
Post # 6
I looked into this a bit but got a lot of mixed reviews from people. Some thought it was tacky and some thought it was great! I actually think it is a neat idea. I think some of the sites i found in the ad sections of bridal magazines. But i agree with @miss root if you do register for a honeymoon then i would register at a store also for some upgraded items because some people will be wanting to get you a traditional gift.