(Closed) honeymoon registry

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Well, it’s my understanding that you’re not supposed to include regitry info in the invitation at all (it’s considered rude- although there is some debate about that).

However, are you having a shower earlier?  Could you have the hostess of the shower include your registry info in with the shower invite?

Otherwise, I would just have you families spread the word that that’s what you want but it has to be done early.

How does your registry work?  Is it through the cruise line?  Can you contact them and ask how it normally works?  Perhaps you get a refund if guests contribute after the pay in full deadline?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Are you planning on taking lots of excursions and stuff?  If so, you could probably spend over $1000 for 2 people.

There’s lots of stuff to spend money on when you’re onboard- excursions/tours, spa services, premium dining, beverages, photographs (they take formal portraits), the casino, duty-free shopping (alcohol, jewelry, clothing, etc), phone and internet, etc.

What happens if you can’t spend all the money?  Do you get it back?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

my understanding is that although honeymoon registries have options for you to "specify" certain things (e.g. $100 for snorkeling excursion or what have you), the gifts just go into a big account and the check is later sent to the couple.  So in the end the gift is a cash gift, it’s just being requested against very specific experiences.  So my point is I think you’re fine.  You can pay for the cruise up front and still get gifts twoard your honeymoon (even just the cruise itself) afterward b/c you will just ultimately receive cash from the registry site.  I suppose there are some sites that might be different, but I think the majority work this way.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

You should also note that a honeymoon registry is there help pay for "extras". If you cannot come up with the money to pay for the cruise before you receive the cash from the registry, than that’s a whole new ballgame… Although i’m not sure if that is the case for you two?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

we are doing a honeymoon registry through honeyfund, and it sounds like it worked the same way. as guests purchase us "gifts" the money is either dumped into a paypal account that we created, or they selected "cash" and will give us a check at the wedding.

since you typically have to pay for trips up front, and the registry funds dont get to you until you cash it out (probably after the wedding), you either have to front the money for the honeymoon and pay yourself back, or plan your trip for a few weeks/months after your honeymoon, once you’ve received your gifts.

we’re doing the former…most people don’t purchase their gift until a week or so before the wedding, if not later, so if you want to go right after your wedding you might not have much of a choice. otherwise, id say push the cruise back a few weeks – you’ll enjoy it more if money isn’t a worry!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think people would have hurt feelings if you don’t treat everyone fairly regarding the registry ….

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