(Closed) Honeymoon registry–like a retail registry or more like asking for $?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What are your thoughts on a honeymoon registry?

    It's fine...just like a retail registry

    It's not as traditional as retail, but it's okay

    It's too much like asking for $

  • Post # 3
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think the ones that have specific things listed, like massages, and dinners and that kind of thing are kind of cute.  If your mom is worried just spread that you’re wanting cash by word of mouth. 

    I always give cash at weddings, so it doesn’t really bother me either way.

    Post # 5
    861 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’ve received nothing but positive feedback on ours.  People love the idea of something new instead of “pots, pans, and towels” off a traditional registry.  We listed specific excursions and dining we wanted to do.

    Post # 6
    3337 posts
    Sugar bee

    It’s too much like asking for cash for me. 

    Even when couples register for specific dinners and things, I know they don’t receive a voucher for Chez Louis restaurant they just get cash that you hope they apply to dinner.

    So for me it’s a turn off, but others feel differently, and that is ok.


    Post # 7
    850 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    we did one, and so far, we have not heard any negative feedback. We did an alternate one at Target for those who are more traditional, but for the most part, people have stuck to the honeymoon registry.

    Post # 8
    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We set up a honeymoon registry and it was well-received. Honestly, I don’t really see it as any different from registering for “stuff.” As a wedding guest, I just want to be sure I gift something the bride and groom will actually like/enjoy, so I wouldn’t have any issue with “buying” something off of a honeymoon registry.

    But there are some (typically more traditional) people who disapprove. Of course, they always have the option to give cash, a traditional gift or absolutely nothing!  We actually encouraged charitable donations in lieu of gifts (we set up donation pages and linked to them from our website), and then included a secondary message that mentioned the honeymoon registry for anyone who felt compelled to honor us with a gift. I would say that about 2/3 of the gifts came through the registry.

    Post # 9
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We are going to do one. To me its just like a retail registry but instead of asking for pots and pans that i dont want, i would be asking for an excursion or dinner that we would actually enjoy. Plus people who feel it is tacky dont have to purchase from it, especially if you have a traditional registry also.

    Post # 11
    45 posts
    • Wedding: February 2012

    we’ve gotten nothing but positive feedback from our depositagift.com honeymoon registry. we have a more traditional one at macys, but people are using the honeymoon one more and my friends are even builing the shower theme around a honeymoon shower. don’t think of it like registering for money…think of it like registering for experiences/things that you can’t at a dept store. we really had fun with ours, explained why this was perfect for us and what our plans were and people have eaten it up!

    Post # 12
    10355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    People loved our Honeyfund.com registry. Our friends are all late 20’s-late 30s like us, established, have the home goods they need. We got probably 90% of our gifts from that registry, and the rest off small amazon.com and CB2.com registries we set up.

    Post # 13
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    As a wedding guest – I view it is identical to asking for cash.  I never give cash at weddings and I would never purchase from a honeymoon registry.  Honestly, they just give me an icky feeling.

    ETA: For what it’s worth, I’m 23 so I’m not some older, “more traditional” generation either.

    Post # 14
    7768 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I wanted to do it, but it made me a little uncomfortable- I think it depends what your guests are like.

    Post # 15
    15339 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I do think its basically asking for money.  The only reason I dont like honeymoon registries, is instead of just getting cash as a gift, you now get cash through this “registry” that takes a cut!!  Granted, its a small cut, but why would I want to give anyone a cut of my cash, just to say its a ‘registry’.  To me, its not fooling anyone… money is money, whether as a check in a card, or through a registry. 

    Post # 16
    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Ya I really dont think its tacky so many girls do it!! We are debating weather or not we are going to set one up, but I have heard be careful bc Some of them take a precentage out.. But I dont think its much different its a gift no matter if its towels or helping with the honeymoon.

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