Post # 1
So, FI and I have been talking and we are thinking of doing a honeymoon registry. Right now we live in a smaller apartment with not a lot of room, plus we plan on moving around some because of FI job. We also plan on doing a more normal registry at bed, bath, and beyond for those who wish to give a normal gift. My question is, do you do a honeymood registry and if so what did you put on it? What would you put on it?
Post # 3
@rmrsln2010: I had the ‘home’ registry but in a way wished I’d gone for a honeymoon one. Two years on and until last week, we had £60 in vouchers still to spend.
Post # 4
@rmrsln2010: My suggestion is to let your small registry speak for itself. People will realize when there isn’t a lot on there that you’d prefer cash. If people ask you what you want, you could hint that what you can really use is help with your honeymoon. I’m not sure if I like honeymoon registries because most of them take a percentage of everyone’s gift, and I’m sure that if you get cash, it’ll be easier/more flexible to determine how you want to spend it.
Post # 5
Hi, my sister used thankyouregistry and listed actual gifts (glasses, linen, etc) as well as a few “big ticket” things like a sofa and then they had some honeymoon experiences listed (Cocktails by the pool… etc) We gave to the honeymoon experiences but at the end of the day she just got the cash to spend how she wanted.
Some guests did go to the stores and actually purchase the physical gift. We’re thinking of doing something similar but its early days yet… I just want it to sound tasteful for our guests!
Post # 6
My husband and I did a honeymoon registry (as we’ve each been living on our own for more than a decade we didn’t need anything household – plus our wedding was on the other side of the country and we desperately did not want actual presents). If you use an actual honeymoon registry online (we used buy-our-honeymoon.com but the registry address is less tacky!) you can itemize and customize the pieces of the honeymoon – from meals, to a bottle of champagne, to activities. For a fee they will even search other registries created for the same destination and give you suggestions based on those. You can also leave a blank for people to give a gift with their suggestion. We loved it.
We still did have a couple of folks who disregarded the registry and bought presents – which were very kind. Of course, it ended up costing us $200 in extra baggage fees to bring them home, so we debated leaving them in the airport. (In the end, as they were gifts, we spent the gift money others had given us for our honeymoon to pay the baggage fees to get them home.) Well meaning, but we would have hugely preferred if they had just mailed them to us!