- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
i think so… but i know a lot of other people disagree — and i DO see the usefulness! But my reasoning is that people are split on whether it’s tacky or not, so guests will probably also be split on whether it’s tacky… inevitable that some people will be turned off by it.
I don’t think they are tacky at all. Totally modern and practical idea. Weddings ideas are constantly changing so who is to say a honeymoon registry idea is any less “okay” than the new “candy buffets, photo booths, colored shoes, mismatched bridesmaid dresses, etc. etc.” If you look at weddings from just 10 years ago, people would have said “huh?” if you told them half of the things I see at weddings today. When I got married waaaaay back in 1976, everyone registered for fine china whether you wanted it or not. I’ve been to many of my friend’s children’s weddings the last few years and not one of them registered for fine china. If you’re not going to use it, why bother? If you already have a household full of stuff, I don’t want to buy you something you don’t want or need! I would love to contribute to the bride and groom making a lifelong memory of a dream honeymoon!
i love them. a great idea, like future said, if you already have all your household stuff. And it is a great way to save money on such an expensive part of the wedding activities. I have always bought friends things from their honeymoon registries and they are so appreciative that we contributed to their first trip as husband and wife!
yes because it wastes people’s money since they have to pay fees on those websites. If you can find one that doesn’t charge people fees then it might be ok. Otherwise I think it is better to just get cash.
Just FYI….most of the honeymoon registries do charge a small fee if you use their site to pay (ususally about 2% for Paypal). The last wedding I bought a gift for was with Honeyfund.com but you could select the option to just give the couple cash or a check after selecting one of the couple’s wishlist options. I just printed out the Spa Package that I selected and gave them a check for that amount in a card at the wedding. That way the couple didn’t lose anything from my gift amount.
We’ve got a honeymoon fund and have heard mixed opinions from our guests. Some think its tacky and would prefer physical household items (so we’ve got standard registries too). Some are really excited about the idea of buying something cool like a couples massage, wine tasting, or hot air balloon ride – things that are much cooler and more memorable than a toaster or half a place setting. I think as long as you give guests options, its okay.
We’ve just set one up through the Big Day. We also have traditional registries. Some of our guests are excited about giving us “experience gifts” from the honeymoon registry. Yes, there is a fee involved, but my guests also pay shipping fees if they buy gifts off our traditional registries.
I pretty much all but have decided that I will be having a honeymoon registry. Registering in any other place would useless for as I have practically everything. Although, I do think it’s a good idea to give guests options, so that’s something to think about.
Thanks for the words of advice ladies.
I’m doing a traditional registry in addition to the honeymoon one.
And I’m using honeyfund.com because they don’t take a cut…the money never goes through them; the guest ‘checks it off’ on the website and then gives you the money at the wedding or in a card in the mail. I’m very happy with this.
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