What are you thoughts on Honeymoon Registry?

Hello Ladies! So my soon to be hubby and I have been together for 3yrs now. So needless to say, we have purchased everything needed for the home over the years. When the discussion about a gift registry came up, I became aware that I really wouldn't need anything new for our house. We already have everything!


One of my bridesmaids brought up the idea of a honeymoon registry instead. My first reaction was that it seemed a bit "tacky". I'm not sure if I feel comfortable having my wedding put money towards my honeymoon. But when I mentioned this idea to fiance, he was ALL FOR IT...lol.


SO what do you think... Good idea or Tacky??

Posted on July 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm
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junebride2be
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FI and I are going to register for a honeymoon registry actually! We have a ton of household stuff between the two of us, so a HM registry seems ideal for us! Sandals.com has a good site and your guests and pick different items to contribute to, like either the flight, hotel, dinner, etc :) If you are not comfortable with it, then do a normal registry and ask for nicer things!

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 6:14 am
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Were doing this also. I dont think its tacky. I rather get something we want vs returning items or keeping something you dont want
Posted on September 23, 2011 at 1:29 am
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Dont think its tacky at all! All for it actually! We too live together and pretty much have all we need for our house. Also we are having a destination wedding so to speak and wont be able to carry gifts and things back home. So we are actually asking for gift cards or monetary gifts only! If people really want to give the couple something they could use then they will give you what you ask for!

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 9:47 am
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We have had to meld two complete households, so we have more than enough.  A honeymoon registry seems like the way to go.  The people who care about you pay for you to have a nice honeymoon.  (The cash we received for my first wedding was all spent on the honeymoon.)  I think this is a fantastic idea.  We're getting ours set up as soon as we can figure out the passport stuff.

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm
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I don't think its tacky, but I personally wouldn't do one. I just wouldn't feel right asking guests for things for my honeymoon. But if that's what you're into, go for it.

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 3:59 am
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FI and I will have been living together for 4 years by the time the wedding rolls around, so we don't need anything for the house. We can't just ask people to bring money...so we registered for our honeymoon. The whole this is going to be paid for, but anything that people contribute will save us a little extra!

Posted on November 25, 2011 at 6:18 am
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I don't think it's tacky at all.  Registries are just suggestions, so if people want to give you a gift and they don't want to give to the registry, they can get you guys whatever they want to get you.

Posted on November 25, 2011 at 7:12 am
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Moore is right, registries are just suggestions.  We're not asking people to give us gifts.  But why not have your guests put their money toward something that's going to be useful to you instead of buying you your 5th toaster?

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 9:18 am
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The sites that do them don't make seem tacky because your guests aren't just pledging money, they are paying for an updated suite, or dinner for two. I like it. I feel like I would be doing something more special for the bride and groom. Besides it isn't like guests don't already give money as a gift which they usually expect you to spend while on your honeymoon. 


If you still feel odd about it you can always register at a store for a few luxary gifts, like fancy silverware & pots and pans, as well as for some fun and frivilous stuff, like board games and home decor. 


 


Just because you have everything you need, doesn't mean you can't ask for what you just want. 


I, personally, would totally do a honeymoon registy if I didn't need so much stuff! 

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 9:50 am

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