Post # 1
I know I know.. a lot of you think it is tacky…but that is not what I am asking…so if you do not have a honeymoon registry…ignore this ^_^
I am looking to gather ideas as I work on mine. I am wondering what sort of items you added.
I am using wanderable and adding a lot of their no fees things that people are directly booking like surf lessons and things. (More like a traditional registry that way) but some things like flight of course, needed to be added separately.
We do not need a hotel… nor luggage like some registries suggest…so I am just wondering if you would be willing to share your link or just give me some ideas of what you have on yours ^_^
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
You should only add extra things that you would like to do while you’re there – nothing that makes your guests feel like you’re only having a honeymoon because they paid for it. So maybe one or two nice dinners, spa treatments/massages, and a few excursions. And break them up until smaller increments like $25/50.. you get the idea.
Post # 3
PunkRockPrincess: are you saying you have your flights as part of your registry too? as in a fund for your flights to your honeymoon? Sorry OP but if I seen this I would be so turned off as a guest. I would be more than willing though to pay for extra activities or a cool dinner of some kind for you two. Im fine with honeymoon registries in general, but if I read that right and you are including your flight cost on it, that’s a bit too much IMO.
Post # 4
We did a honeymoon registry and it worked out great! I wrote a recap about it here:
I would recommend registering for fun things that your guests will be excited to give you. Things like excursions/dinners/massages/etc. Flights are not really that fun and so guests don’t want to buy that. Also, try to provide a good range of price points.
It’s hard to recommend things without some more info about your honeymoon – Where are you going? How long will you be there? What are your interests?
Here’s some of the things we registered for, that were bought from the registry:
- Couples massage
- Sailing Lessons
- Guided SCUBA tour
- Horseback safari
- Romantic dinners
- Breakfast in bed
- Cocktails on the beach
- Kindle books
Also, take lots of pictures and try to include a picture of you enjoying each gift with your thank you cards!
Post # 5
JenGirl: Taking photos of you using the gift is a great idea
Post # 6
stardustintheeyes: I was thinking about it since every one I have donated to has had it ….have not seen anything go wrong with their registries. *shrug*
Post # 7
JenGirl: we are going to Maui =)
We are foodies and water lovers. I am pretty excited. We will be there a week. Our first vacation since becoming parents 2 years ago =)
Post # 8
JenGirl: I also meant to thank you for the thread share! I just got finished reading it and it is fantastic. You are SO organized ^_^
Post # 9
PunkRockPrincess: Maui will be awesome! I would definitely do surf lessons. My best friend honeymooned in Maui and she did something called SNUBA which is like SCUBA but you’re tethered to the surface so you don’t have to be licesnsed. You could also do a sailing cruise or snorkeling. Maybe rent a fancy cabana for a day? Or hike to waterfalls? Helicopter ride?
And I would definitely find some awesome restaurants that you could register for a romantic dinner or brunch – especially if any of them do special dinners like a prix-fix menu or romantic dinner on the beach. And maybe some small things like drinks on the beach!
Post # 10
PunkRockPrincess: That’s no better than asking for cash. If someone buys you an activity of some kind that’s a bit different. I feel like asking friends and family to fund a vacation for you is a little out of line. It’s one thing to register for some activities and things you wouldn’t normally have gotten yourself but to ask your loved ones to pay for your flights too is too much IMO. I guess it comes down to whats socially accepted in your circle. If this were me, I wouldn’t dare ask to have my flights paid for as part of a registry. In my circle, this wouldn’t be recieved well.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
PunkRockPrincess: Do you actually end up with a specific booking for a time and date or a voucher for these activities? Or do you get a cheque from the company in the end?
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain
We are also registered on Wanderable. We had flights & the hotel on our registry until his parents decided to pay for all that for us. None of our family/friends were offended by us having them on there, so I think it would depend on your family. Now our registry just has activities since my parents also took care of the rental car.<br /><br />We have:
Kayak tour<br />Spa Day
Bottle of wine
A romantic dinner
a night out on the town
banana boat ride
breakfast in bed
young renter fee (since I’m not 25)
Post # 13
LDay1983: the specific activities that are no fee from wanderable are paid to the company (food tour or surfing lessons or what have you), so after we get the gift, the company schedules the activity with us. It is pretty neat!
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
PunkRockPrincess: That I would be okay with because your guests are able to actually send you to do something specific. I like to gift people experiences instead of things.
But anything that means in the end you would get a cheque from the honeyfund company is super tacky. They make your guests think they’re sending you on something special but in the end it’s just cash (minus the company cut) which they could have given you anyway and not had a third-party take part of it.
Post # 15
stardustintheeyes: I can understand that. I am just glad I do not live / hang out with such a closed or traditional circle. I have really enjoyed everyones honeymoon registries I have gifted to thus far. It is such a fun idea in my opinion. No matter what the couple decide to do with it, I frankly don’t care but the idea is fun.