Post # 1
Ok so for those of you who did a honeymoon registry did you also do a second registry?
If you did a second registry, did you end up getting more stuff off of that registry then your honeymoon one?
We really don’t need anything but as of right now, we can’t afford a honeymoon. I know a lot of people say to do a second registry for your shower, etc. but I really don’t want anything on a second registry other then new luggage and a coffee maker. I’m thinking if we do a second registry at like Target or something, we’re going to end up getting all of the stuff off that registry and Target gift cards and not as much towards our honeymoon.
Please share your experiences (and please don’t tell me how rude it is to ask for cash for a honeymoon, I’ve already heard that before).
Post # 3
Instead of doing a honeymoon registry, we just had our families say that we had all the stuff we needed and that we would prefer cash. We did have a small registry for stuff though. I like the word of mouth better than honeymoon registries because then no one has to pay any fees. Plus I’ve noticed a good portion of people give money anyway.
Post # 4
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Thanks for the input. We already signed up for Honeyfund, but it’s through paypal so it’s only fees (which we’ll be paying) if they pay with credit card. That’s kind of what I wanted to know, was what do people usually give.
I’m just worried if we do a registry we will end up getting all of the stuff bought off of that or gift cards to that store, we really don’t have any room in our tiny house for more stuff, the garage and cabinets are already full 🙂
Post # 7
What will you do if you get only a part of a honeymooon? You can’t afford to pay the difference, so I am not sure it is appropriate to register for something that you may very well not end up even getting.
Post # 8
@andielovesj:We can afford some of the honeymoon (about half actually) but not the whole thing. We are trying to save and aren’t planning on going until 2 months after the wedding, when I’m on break. And if we don’t come close to what we want for our honeymoon, we’ll re-arrange our plans and go somewhere more affordable. Either way we’ll still go on a trip.
Post # 9
We’re using MyRegistry.com which lets you have a regular registry and a cash gift fund together on the same registry… so we have a honeymoon registry and regular registry combined. I think this is the best way to make sure people visit both registries and consider all their options. If you want people to use your honeymoon registry more though you should just keep the other one really small. Then they’ll get the picture.
Post # 10
We’re using http://www.wanderable.com/pages/honeymoon_registry – which is free, and lets you combine whatever kind of registry. The other option is to have a wishing well at your wedding so people can just deposit money there, but I’m more inclined for the honeymoon registry. I guess the problem is that you can’t expect people to pay for something you can’t afford. If you’re thinking of going at a later date, just make sure people know – I would suggest sending thank you cards twice though, as I think it would be a bit rude to not acknowledge someone elses gift when given, and it’s always good for your guests to know where there money has gone! Good luck!