(Closed) No Registry or Traditional/Honeymoon Registry Combo?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which type of Registry should we have?
    None : (4 votes)
    24 %
    Traditional/Honeymoon Registry Combo : (13 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 3
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    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    How would your guests receieve this?  I know in my circle, a Honeymoon registry would be really frowned on, and therefore, not well received by my guests at all.

    If you’re doing a registry because your mom wants to throw a shower… well, would you even have a shower for a honeymoon registry?  (Not trying to be a jerk, I honestly don’t know!)  It seems like people wouldn’t be printing out their confirmation email to show you what they got you, then wrapping it up and giving it to you as they would a traditional shower gift.

    A lot of Bees have done Honeymoon registries with success, and others have not had success.  I think it really boils down to your guests and how traditional they are in their gifting.  Personally, I would not buy from a honeymoon registry, so I think doing a combination of a Honeymoon and traditional would probably be your best bet. 

    Post # 4
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    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I ended up doing a mixture with a honeymoon registry and two more traditional registires (one from Macy’s and one from Target). Our guests ended up really loving the honeymoon registry and we got tons of comments on how fun it was to get us experiences instead of just the standard wedding fare. πŸ™‚ I would recommend simply thinking about your friends and family and whether or not they would like something like a honeymoon registry. I knew ours would work because we have a lot of friends (and several family members) who are very busy and use the internet a lot. They liked the convenience of purchasing experiences off of the honeymoon registry. If you have a lot of internet savvy folks who aren’t super traditional (or folks who might be too busy to get an item off of a traditional registry) I say you should definitely do a mixture!

    As a side note to the previous poster, at my shower, there were a lot of folks who ended up purchasing something off of the honeymoon registry. What a lot of them ended up doing was printing off a little certificate from the website that stated what the item was and either included that in with a card or had it included in other cute ways. One of my husband’s Aunts actually ended up putting together a little honemoon care package with a bunch of little items we would need (sunscreen, chapsticks, little snacks for the plane, etc) and she also included the honeymoon registry certificate in with that. I guess what I’m saying is that people can still give a gift off of a honeymoon registry in a cute/fun way. πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
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    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @csteen85:  You’re welcome! And good luck with your registries!! πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Erika_Meep:  Oh, fun!  I didn’t think outside the box enough on that one! πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We did the combo and it worked out really well!!

    Our guests were really excited about our honeymoon registry. Our friends are all in the “marry later in life” camp, and understood that we didn’t need as much “stuff” and were genuinely excited to follow along on our travel adventures and to contribute to it!

    Post # 9
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    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m personally doing just the traditional registry as Fiance and I aren’t really into honeymoon registries (for ourselves specifically). We had a friend do a combination of both though and it worked out well. She had a few small registries in a variety of price points (some were clearly items they wanted the registry discount on e.g. pricey pieces of furniture) and she had two showers thrown in her honor, both of which included registry information. She got odds and ends from those. She also had a full honeymoon registry that included all the experience gifts as well as airfare/hotel/etc. I’m fairly good friends with them, so I knew these things were already paid for and scheduled either way and that they really just wanted money as they’ve lived together for ages. We gave them a shower gift from the registry and a few activities from the honeymoon registry. The older folks they knew gave money anyway and didn’t actually pick out stuff from the honeymoon registry.

     Personally, I would not go without a registry. So far, we’ve had some guests think we didn’t register and they are trying to think of things to give us. We’ve co-habitated for ages AND we are kind of particular people, so hopefully, they know us well enough to pick something we would use. None of the “I have no idea” people are planning to give cash, as far as we know.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @abbie017:  Yeah! I thought that it was a super awesome idea! It’s definitely something I might consider doing in the future if I know any other brides doing a honeymoon registry. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think that’s a great idea!  My BIL and SIL did the same thing, a regular registry and then an ‘extra’s’ one for their honeymoon.  Everyone had fun giving them dinner at a specific place and what not…in fact everything we wanted to give them was already taken before we could!  

    FYI, I’m doing something similar…just to give people ‘ideas’ not that I need any of the stuff on either one (although it’s all stuff I’d happily use), but some people just really don’t want to give money in any way and would rather buy you a wine glass set or something.

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