Post # 1
My Fiance and I live together and have no real need to register for gifts at a department store. I have heard of doing a honeymoon registry and I was wondering how many of you might be doing the same or have done it and what was the reaction? It’s a no-traditional registry request and I was wondering how it was received by your guests? I was also wondering if people actually stuck to it, or if you ended up with multiple blenders and toasters that you didn’t need? If you are/or did have a honeymoon registry, how did you word it on your invitation? And, are you going on your honeymoon directly after the wedding or a month later? Any and all info is appreciated!
Post # 3
I’ve never heard anyone say that they got multiple toasters etc. just because they registered for honeymoon stuff. I don’t think you’ll have to worry about that.
However, there are some people–a small minority–that don’t like the idea of giving cash gifts (which honeymoon funds fall under) and there are also some people who might be older and uncomfortable with online commerce (my grandmother, for example, would never purchase anything online). So these people may either go out and buy you a random vase or something or opt not to give you anything. Again, such people are in the minority (and I think everyone receives a random gift from someone no matter what they do), so it might not be worth worrying about, but you might think about having a tiny registry with tangible objects for those people who aren’t into contributing to a honeymoon fund.
Post # 4
We are using Honeymoon Wishes and it’s going great! Everyone seems to be excited about purchasing things to give us a memorable honeymoon (snorkeling, sunset dinner cruise, massage, etc.). We are going to end up with a honeymoon that we wouldn’t have been able to afford after all the spending we’re doing on the wedding! 🙂
My grandma never purchases anything online but she was able to call in to Honeymoon Wishes and she told me they were very nice and helpful.
You get a personalized webpage to keep everyone up to date on the details of the wedding and you can share photos- without any ads on your page like some of the other registries! They also have registry cards you can print and insert in your invitations. Check it out http://www.honeymoonwishes.com I’m sure everything you need is there 😉 Congrats!
Post # 5
we are using http://www.senduspacking.com
As we already have lots and lots of house things and got lots more for our engagement party we decided to choose some things. We do hope it doesn’t offend people and we spoke to close family prior to creating it. They said it is fine.
In order to stop people feeling like they have just given us cash, what we are planning to do is when we go on our honeymoon is take a photograph of us enjoying the activity/dinner/place that the person paid for and then include these in the thankyou cards.
I work in a school, so am getting married in the June half term week off and then going on my honeymoon in the school summer break in August 🙂
happy honeymooning x
Post # 6
We used http://rovia.honeymoonwishes.com/?agentId=909994, ROVIA honeymoon registry. We loved it so much and not only that our guests were very impressed with its quality. We had a nice honeymoon in Bali. All the details for your own honeymoon is all up to you. Your own honeymoon gift registry and I guarantee you would enjoy this. Enjoy planning your wedding holiday as well as honeymoon destination!
Post # 7
You should just do a MyRegistry.com. You can create a “honeymoon fund” but then also register for your traditional items. This way your guests have an option of either contributing to the fund or getting you china, sheets, towels, etc.
I think this is the best of both worlds so you can have your cake and eat it too 🙂