(Closed) So people are now bugging me about Honeymoon Registry

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@FauxBoho:  +1

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@skippydarling:  Sorry your thread is getting jacked by HMregistry-meanies. As a guest, I’m going to give cash 99.9% of the time anyways. How the couple wants it is of no importance to me: check, cash-in-card, Honeymoon registry. I simply have other things I’d rather be offended over.

Anyways, like others have said, I wouldnt add on to the Honeymoon registry. I dont think its appropriate they are asking you, and if it were me I’d respond with some cheesy line about “your presence is presents enough” or however it goes. They’ll figure it out themselves and bring you cash or a generic wedding gift.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@FauxBoho:  Yeah, it was flippant, but it happens.

OP is getting the advice that she needs/wants so no need to bring up what I said to her (not directly at you FauxBoho).

Post # 35
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Showers are for physical gifts. Period. If you want to be showered with cash, I know a place where you could work.

Whoa there! Hahaha. Really? Responses on WB never cease to amaze me. I’m not quite as uptight about Honeymoon registries as some people are. I had no intention of making a Honeymoon registry, but my FI’s family (specifically his mom & sis) asked me to make one for the shower they were throwing us. All registries are asking for someone to spend money on you. To me, if a Honeymoon registry is rude then all registries are rude.
 
Honestly if I am going to spend money on someone I’d rather it be on something they actually like or that they’ll enjoy. Not just some random, supposedly necessary item that’s going to sit in a cabinet for 364 days out of the year. But thats just me 🙂
 
I think you made a good decision to just email the 3 people and not add more items.

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@skippydarling:  Wow. People are so rude. I’m so sorry. I think Honeymoon registries are amazing.

Now, back to handling your honeymoon registry… is there anything that might be nice to have specifically FOR your honeymoon? Like, beach towels, sunscreen, a “travel” care package?? One of my friends got a honeymoon package of goodies (towel, swimsuit coverup, and a cute “nice dinner out” dress) at her shower and it was AWESOME. I was super jealous of her. 🙂 Maybe if they want to contribute to the honeymoon, that would be a cool way of doing it?

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I seriously don’t get what people have against people who have honeymoon funds or ask for cash.

I didn’t register for anything (no honeymoon fund, no stores), but as a guest I HATE shopping for gifts off registries.  I love when people have honeymoon funds because I have a feeling they’ll enjoy it way more than a crystal pitcher or something like that.

Maybe just acknowledge on your website that someone was very generous, and because of that generosity you decided to upgrade your honeymoon and add a couple more things?

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@skippydarling:  You should open up another registry to give ppl the option to give you boxed gifts! That’s what I would do.

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t know what site your Honeymoon registry is through, but I know some guests prefer the CC option. To avoid insulting your guest that bought the whole registry, what about adding a line along the lines of “Keep the honeymoon going! give give us a date night idea for our first months as newly weds!” And then provide x number of options for $x dollars.

Post # 41
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@skippydarling:  Dude. People are mean. 

I would just tell people exactly what we’ve all said on the previous thread “I am so grateful that some very generous person bought out the registry and I’d hate for him/her to feel like I was “lessening” the gift by adding more for others to buy. I’m really grateful for your generosity, but we don’t want to step on anyone’s toes by adding more to that particular registry!” Maybe they’ll just buy you some champagne or something to take on your trip! 

Post # 42
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@skippydarling:  I think you should do what you want to do and what is best for your social circle regardless of what us bees say.

Post # 43
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do you have more you want to add?  If so, I say go for it! Obviously if people are asking about it they don’t think it’s “rude”! For us the honeymoon is really going to be a once in a lifetime thing so we are trying to pack our honeymoon with activities so I’m thinking you can probably find more things you would like to do, unless you plan on relaxing more 🙂 I also think that it was very kind of someone to buy out the entire registry but I don’t really understand why they would feel put off by you adding more things (like other bees suggested). 

If there is truly nothing else you would like to add just point them to your other registries. 

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@grumbledore:  +2

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wow.

Some of you people are crazy!!!

I didn’t have a honeymoon fund but I don’t know what is so upsetting about them?

Showers are asking for gifts. Registries are asking for specific gifts. Did you all not register at all? I hope not with your attitudes! Who cares if she’s saying she would like 4 hand towels or 1 couples massage? It’s up to the person buying the gift to determine what they think is a good gift choice. Having a honeymoon fund as an option is allowing guests to have more options.

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