Your honeymoon registry! What is on it?

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
Member
2428 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
Member
5966 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

 

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
Member
9529 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We did a honeymoon registry and it worked out great! I wrote a recap about it here:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/our-honeymoon-registry-experience/#axzz37ky3luLW 

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
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • 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
Member
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

JenGirl:  Taking photos of you using the gift is a great idea

Post # 9
Member
9529 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
Member
5966 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

 

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
Member
743 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
Member
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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

Distillery tour

a night out on the town

sunset cruise 

banana boat ride

breakfast in bed

authentic cuisine

‘surprise us’

souvenier

young renter fee (since I’m not 25)

Post # 14
Member
743 posts
Busy bee
  • 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.

 

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors