(Closed) For Those Who Don’t Like Honeymoon Registries..

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

For honeymoon: Show or movie tickets…. a Visa gift card to use when going to eat somewhere nice…something like that. Cash.

For the home…. a home depot or lowes gift card. Cash. If they want to do landscape or touch up areas around the house.

Post # 4
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1426 posts
Bumble bee

Simply put, a card with a cheque.  Always do it, anyway.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why not gift them something similar to something on their hobeymoon registry? Say they registered for a spa treatment or dinner. You could give them gift cards to a local massage or dinner.

Post # 6
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Since they already have an established home I wouldnt want to add to it. I would simply give a gift card w/card or check/money w/card.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Check or cash. It’s clear they are looking for help or funds to use on the honeymoon so I think money is the best option. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Money. 

 

I think it’s rude for a guest to go off-registry just because they don’t like what/where the couple registers, (unless it’s super tacky ‘cash gifts of $100+ appreciated’) so I would definitely not recommend a random gift.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmmm… that’s tricky.  I don’t like Honeymoon registries either and I really don’t like giving cash gifts, so I’d only write a check as a last resort.  Maybe you could get them stuff for their honeymoon – luggage, beach towels, books, etc.  Do they drink?  If they do you could stock their bar.  Is their a hobby they share?  One of my good friends really likes camping, but doesn’t have a lot of the gear.  So for her shower I got her a bunch of stuff for her camp kitchen and for her wedding a bunch of friends and I pitched in and got her and her husband a nice tent (none of this was on her registry).  So maybe you could get them something for one of their hobbies.

Whatever you do though, just be sure to include a receipt!  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I don’t like honeymoon registries, I’d just give cash.  

Post # 11
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Honey bee

I would give them a gift for their home I think they would like. I dislike giving to hm registries. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Mrs.Elivs:  No, I wouldn’t say that I were “expecting” a gift, but in the same manner that you think giving money is “lazy”, I think going off-registry is thumbing your nose at the couple that you think you know what they need better than they do.

 

Different strokes.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs.Elivs:  I agree with you on the money thing for almost every other occassion.  Where I live, it is traditional to give money when a couple gets married.  I would be completely surprised if we end up with a table full of actual gifts.  While giving money for most occasions is totally impersonal and shows little thought, it is generally well-appreciated and totally appropriate for a wedding.

I’m not out to change your mind, but if part of you is considering it don’t feel bad about it as an option.

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