Post # 1
I need some help. I’ve been with Mr. Z for almost 6 years. We’ve both lived on our own for several years and 3 years ago purchased our home. Registering for household items would just not be beneficial to us.
Being a bridesmaid 14 times you can imagine how thrilled I was to finally be the bride! I’ve taken tips from lots of family and friends and just can’t seem to settle one nagging question. The registry.
Is registering for our honeymoon tacky? It’s not that we can’t afford to take one. We just don’t need things. This being the first (and only of course) wedding for us my bridesmaids are very insistent on throwing me a bridal shower. Part of me feels it wouldn’t be right to register for something like the honeymoon while the other part of me feels why not? Keep in mind we will still be registering at a store for those friends/family who prefer to purchase a traditional gift.
A couple of friends of mine have done this who were in similar situations. Together for a long time, owned their own home for a while, etc. For some it was very successful for others not so much.
Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
We have lived together for several years before FI proposed and we decided to upgrade a lot of our household items through our registry. What we had I either wrapped and stored (mamma didn’t raise no fool…gotta look out for yourself) and the other stuff we donated to Purple Heart charity.
But there are sites where you can actually register for bottles of wine (if that’s your thing), hardwood flooring, front doors, and yes, honeymoons…or excursions on your honeymoon. I don’ t think there is anything wrong with that.
Post # 4
@Soon to be Mrs. Z: Now adays people register for ANYTHING!! My cousin registered for stuff to remodel their home… they say honeymood registries are normal as well as people helping with photography purchases from the wedding… Were in the same boat… though I will be registering for some stuff… in general wed prefer cash… Ive read nice ways to ask for that as well
Post # 5
We have a small honeymoon registry on Traveler’s Joy and it has been awesome.
We also registered at Crate and Barrel to give our guests some options. The honeymoon registry gifts were all bought up first.
I have gotten so many compliments on the honeymoon registry. Your guests can get excited about your trip with you and all of mine have been happy to contribute.