(Closed) “Traditional” registry vs. honemoon registry

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We really struggled with this too because we have lived together for 4 years now and have fully funished our condo and really don’t need anything.  I looked into honeymoon registries as well and I was concerned about alot of my guest not liking to purchase some stuff online.  What we finally decided was that we registered for the showers (so just a couple things that we wanted to upgrade) and then asked people to give money (in a very nice way) and we let people know through word of mouth that we really want to go to England with the money.  At the recieption I have bought these cardboard suit cases for the cards and we are going to put up our itinerary of stuff we want to do when we are there and a bunch of knick knacks from England so that our guest feel like they are contributing to something not just giving us cash.

Post # 18
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are doing a Target registry and Honeyfund registry. I also love honeyfund because they don’t handle the money at all or charge any fees. I’m afraid that people will just get whatever they want to get and not go by any of the registries, especially the Honeyfund one. I would really prefer the Honeyfund because we have almost everything we need. I’ve tried to stress this when someone asks where we’re registered or what we need. 

Post # 19
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i think i’m horribly old fashioned.  I know Honeyfunds make sense and I would never frown upon someone who has one, but i come from the camp where I would be much much more comfortable giving you the espresso maker and picturing you using it for the next decade, than giving you a fancy dinner you would enjoy for one night. As the gift-giver – I think that’s the difference for me: I get excited picturing the recipient using my gift (toaster, fine china, whatever) through out the years until they’re old and their kid breaks it…whereas I don’t get excited about giving an ephemeral wedding gift.

Soooo….I’m afraid I agree with your Fiance, if your registry were full and the only choice were Honeyfund, I would probably go off-registry instead.

(sorry!!!  I apologize for all the people like me out there!!  but alas, we exist…)

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