Those how had a honeymoon registry…what was you outcome?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a honeymoon registry, it actually was pretty well liked! I still had my traditional registries with Macy’s & BBB, but we decided to throw this into the mix too. I thought a lot of the younger guests would contribute to it, but a lot of the older people did actually. A lot of people also honeymooned in Hawaii like we are doing, so it brought back some memories for them and made them want to buy off that. 

 

Do what you want to do and don’t worry about other opinions. If people don’t want to buy off of it, they do not have to 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 5
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657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We did a honeymoon registry for our shower, and it paid for 2/3 of our honeymoon. It was well received because everyone knew we didn’t need house things.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We received a few gifts on our honeyfund, but most monetary gifts were given in cards at our wedding.  It was worth it, though, for people who didn’t want to travel with the money, weren’t able to come, or who gifted us after the fact.  

Similar to you, we lived together for 3 years and are in our early 30s, so traditional registries weren’t as practical.  We did one on Amazon and Target though, just to be safe.

Post # 7
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

People liked it and we got money to pay for more than 1/2 of our honeymoon!

Post # 8
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551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

i’m interested in this, too! live with my FI, apartment is filled to the BRIM! need money more than a wine glass. haha.  we registered at williams sonoma and bed bath and beyond as well as honeyfund.com!

 

 

Post # 9
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843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@justvonne:  

same as you, small bbb registry and then honeymoon registry. His mom is already asking for our honeymoon registry. I want to tell her to chill, but if she is ready to pay it off, then okay! Haha.

Post # 10
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2429 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We did a BBB registry and Honeyfund.  We got most things off the BBB registry at my shower, I did get a few things off the Honeyfund.  But we got a lot of gifts off of the Honeyfund for our wedding.  People responded well to it and really liked it.  We ended up getting enough to pay for our airfare, all of our excursions, a room upgrade, and a nice spa package.

Post # 11
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

A good friend of mine from college had a honeymoon registry at his wedding & I thought it was so cool! The way it was set up was that you could pay for specific things rather than just cash — I bought them a scuba diving excursion and a dinner which I thought was way more interesting than a set of glassware! And so much more THEM, you know what I mean?

I’m definitely interested in learning more about honeymoon registries because FI & I for sure are people who care more about “experiences” than “stuff” but I’m sure we’ll wind up also registering for some regular things like kitchen gadgets and towels and whatnot to keep the traditionalists happy.

Post # 12
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

our guests loved it, a few of the older guests said they wished they had that option when they were getting married. 🙂

Post # 13
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877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We had a couple regular registries, and then 4 specific excursions on a honeymoon registry (totalling about $900). We split each excursion up into increments of about $30-$40 each. Within a few days, one excursion was completely paid for by one person, the next week, two more excursions were completely paid for by two people, and the last excursion was paid off by multiple people. It’s amazing how quickly the stuff flew off the honeymoon registry!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@justvonne:  I live in NY and its very frowned upon. 

I didn’t think that it was a bad idea especially for couples that live together and already have everything, but apparently people think its tacky. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did it and it went over really well.  Our guests loved the idea.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The thing that bugs me about honeymoon registries is that even if i choose to give them a whale watching tour, the couple simply gets cash and may decide to spend it at the casino on the cruise ship instead.

I would rather put some thought into my gift and ensure that it is somethiing lasting.

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