(Closed) Help please from those good with words!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChocolateLime:  Expect a lot of people to tell you that a honeymoon registry is a big no-no. People told me the same thing. However, I think it can be done in a tasteful way. I don’t know if you already have a registry, but you can join honeyfund.  With that website you can ask for people donate you stuff like excursions, massages, dinners, etc. you can also ask for guests to gift you part of your lodging or airfare costs. What I liked about honeyfund was guests could actually print off a certificate and sendyou a check wih the certificate instated of paying the actual website. 

Post # 4
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485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just didn’t register anywhere, and didn’t have a bridal shower.  I hope people get the hint.  

Post # 6
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12956 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Asking for money is rude.  However, you can get around that by not asking for money directly… 

How about putting something like this on your wedding website:
Bride and Groom are so excited for their amazing honeymoon to (Location).  Why not add to their joy and really let them experience the island (city/country/etc)?  A registry has been set up at (HM Fund website) listing all of their dream excursions!

Post # 8
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998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChocolateLime:  Gotcha. I had one for a while (ended up deleting it because I was so tired of listening to the ettiquette police tell me to take it down), but I think I put in something about how we were blessed to have our household already established and we set up this registry in case people wanted to give a gift but didn’t have any ideas. Then I went on to stress that them showing up to my wedding was gift enough. 

Post # 9
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, I wouldn’t say anything.  If you’re really setting up a honeymoon registry (as opposed to just hoping for money), just put a link to it on your wedding website and leave it unsaid.  People will get the hint.  I would really recommend having a traditional registry, though, just because many people will find the honeymoon registry weird/rude and they will still want to give a phsyical gift.  So if you have no registry, you will receive whatever they pick out!

Post # 10
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354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are doing a honeymoon registry, and I took a lot of time figuring out the right way to express to our family and friends that a gift for our honeymoon is just as (or more) important and meaningful as new sheets or a china setting.  Here’s what I wrote, for those who are having trouble with wording:

Thank you so much for visiting our honeymoon registry! Did you know that people get more happiness from experiences than from stuff? It’s true! Studies have shown that experiences are anything but fleeting–they live on in our cherished memories, the stories we tell, and the way those experiences shape our lives. And to be honest, we already have quite a bit of stuff in our little one bedroom apartment.

With this honeymoon registry, you can help us create the very first memories of our marriage. These will be the stories we tell our children, and the sweet moments we look back on to strengthen our bond through the years. While we’ve traveled to visit family and friends over the years, we’ve never gone on a real vacation together. We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to get away from our regular lives, and spend our first days together as husband and wife in paradise.

After our wedding, we’ll be jetting off to gorgeous ____. We look forward to lounging on the beach, snorkeling in the turquoise waters, hiking in the rainforest, sipping cocktails poolside, and taking advantage of all that _____  has to offer. We’ll be splitting our time between the ______ resort on the Northern end of the island and ______, a boutique hotel on the Southern end of the island. We’ll get ourselves there and cover the basic accommodations, and you can help us turn a basic vacation into the honeymoon of our dreams!! Check out our registry below for gift ideas, or tell us what you think we should do!

We look forward to seeing you and celebrating in New York on November 10, 2012!! Thanks again for visiting our registry!

Love,

babu22 & Fiance

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