Post # 1
Is it ok to have a Honeymoon Registry & a Traditional Registry? We want to have some money to spend on our honeymoon and also need some household items. We would like to go to Paris & London for our honeymoon.
Please advise my bride friends!
Post # 3
@charlestondancer: Honeymoon registries are considered by many (me included) to be in very poor taste – its more or less asking for money.
If I were you I would go with a traditional registry for the household items you want and skip the honeymoon registry. Lots of people will likely give you cash that you can use toward your honeymoon.
Post # 4
I think its ok to have both! I’ve been looking up honeymoon registries all day and it seems like there are some neat options, especially since a honeymoon registry has options that the guest can put it towards a spa treatment or something special for you. I’ve had guests ask about my honeymoon because they wanted to make sure we had a bottle of wine waiting when we check in and stuff like that. If a guest thinks the honeymoon registry is poor taste, then they have another option with your household registry or just giving you cash.
Post # 5
I think its fine to have both. In fact I think its kind of better so that way your guests can choose if they would like to give you a household gift or money towards your honeymoon.
@lisa105: She wasn’t asking for your opinion on a honeymoon registry. We all know honeymoon registries are debated. And its pretty much split down the middle between people who think they’re appropriate or not.
Post # 6
We are doing both! I don’t think its tacky. People can choose which one they want to purchase a gift from. Honeymoon registries are becoming more of the norm these days anyway.
Post # 7
DO BOTH!! if people don’t like the honeymoon registry, they won’t use it, don’t stress over it. besides, you will most likely get gifts off of your ‘stuff’ registry at your bridal shower, so i think having that in addition to the honeymoon one is a better plan. (i love london! have fun!!)
Post # 8
We registered at both BBB and with Honeyfund. SO many people told me how great of an idea they thought the honeymoon registry was and how they wished it was around when they got married. We definitely got way more gifts off our BBB registry, but it was cool to see that people went to our honeymoon registry and gave us a monetary toward something we wanted to do on the honeymoon. A lot of people just gave us cash and we are using that for the honeymoon as well.
I’d say go for both!
Post # 9
It’s completely fine to have both! People raved about our Honeymoon registry! Since we have a group of well-traveled progressive friends, they really supported the idea of gifting us experiences and memories over materialistic objects. We still got physical registry gifts from the older generations.
Post # 10
It’s completely fine to have both.
Post # 11
@charlestondancer: I actually just read in a wedding book last night that if you go witha honeymoon registry, you should also have a more traditional one for guests who might be uncomfortable with just giving money. Go for both!
Post # 12
I would totally do both 🙂