Registering for your Honeymoon?
With all the stresses and difficulties you face during the wedding planning, you cannot wait for your honeymoon. You. Your new husband. A lovely destination. You're probably thinking "Pack your bags! Lets go!" However, once you begin looking at locations you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer cost. Deep breath. No tears. Do not lose heart. Whether you choose to spend an week stateside or have an exotic beach getaway in Barbados, choosing to register for a honeymoon can help with this rather large line item.
So how does this exactly work?
A honeymoon bridal registry works this way: a couple signs up for their particular honeymoon trip and guests go online and have the option to purchase "extras" that you have signed up for or to donate money towards the trip over all. So instead of bequeathing the couple with the usual pots, pans, and other household items, guests can choose among these options, which may include airfare, hotel accommodation, massage or spa services, romantic dinners, gift cards for pocket money, vacation activities (snorkeling, diving, water sports, mountain climbing), and admission tickets to tourist spots.
Where do I find this kind of registry?
Many travel agencies now provide honeymoon gift registry services but you can also find an online honeymoon bridal registry that would enable guests to access anytime, anywhere.
How do I sign up?
Sign-up process varies from one honeymoon registry site to another but it is generally easy and simple. All it would take is a couple of minutes of your time and then you can work your way to build a wedding website and honeymoon registry.
What do I look for in a honeymoon registry?
Just like any other aspect of your wedding planning, you need to be smart when looking for a honeymoon registry. You do not want to choose a registry with a high service fee, for example. Some things you need to ask before making a decision include:
- What is the fee to register?
- Is there a service fee? How much is the service fee?
- Are there any other fees to pay for?
- What kind of services do you provide?
- Do you help in the announcement of the registry?
- Are gifts redeemable in cash?
- How would you notify us if a gift were purchased?
Remember that honeymoon registries are fairly new and there will be all sorts of family members and long time friends (mostly the parents' friends) that will still purchase those cut glass candle holders. And that's fine!
The important thing to is register for a variety of items - both honeymoon and not - so that your guests have plenty to choose from in a wide range of prices. Your guests are happy to gift you with something that you truly want. And that very well could be swimming with the dolphins.
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- Free Wedding Websites at The Knot (budgetawedding.com)
- Mapping Out Your Honeymoon (bridalwave.tv)
- Best Cruises and Travel Now Presents "Honeymoons, Destination Weddings and Romance Travel-What's New in 2011" (prweb.com)
- Not Your Average Registry (weddingbee.com)