Normal Registries and a Honeymoon One?

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: How do you feel about the option of a honeymoon registry (in addition to 2 traditional registries)?
    Perfectly fine - Not assuming or offensive : (8 votes)
    57 %
    Tacky : (6 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
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    4511 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it’s gradually becoming more “accepted,” but I still have never seen one IRL, and would probably roll my eyes a little bit if I did, and then I would probably just give them a check (which is what I would do normally…) but honestly I’d give it for a little less than normally. My reasoning: If you truly don’t need “things” to fill a house (which is why you wouldnt be registering at a store,) then I’m going to assume you are “set” for life and you dont need money. And if you do need money, then why are you going on a fancy honeymoon which you are expecting me to fund. A honeymoon is not a “requirement” of getting married! 

    Feel free to disagree with me – I’m just explaining my reasoning.

    Post # 4
    Member
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Me and FI have been living together for almost 3 yrs now And moved to a new home over a year ago, so we don’t need toasters and towels, we decided to open an online honeymoon funds. We are paying for the honeymoon ourselves, the fund allows guest to gift a couples massage, candle light dinner, champagne in the room, the gifts start at $10, so anyone can gift and not break their pocket. I saw it pointless in opening a registry at a store for people to buy things we already have. My wedding is very small and only close friends and family will be attending about 50-60 guest and I’m sure none of them would think it’s tacky. Like pp mentioned a honeymoon isn’t a requirement but nor is a gift and lots of brides get bent out of shape when they don’t get one. So I say honeymoon funds are totally acceptable if that is what you want! 

    Post # 5
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    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m not usually a fan of honeymoon registries, but I think as long as you’ve registered for some actual physical gifts as well it would be okay.

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