I’ve been very vocal about my own experience using a honeymoon registry (I loved it!) almost four years ago, but it seems that some people are still on the fence about the idea. However, the honeymoon registry is becoming popular as many couples find it most appropriate for their needs. After all, the purpose of a gift registry is to take the guesswork out of gift giving. Read More
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Today’s post is from Andrew Marino, of sponsor and lovely vendor Honeymoon Pixie. I think this information is so helpful in today’s world of honeymoon registries, although some of this advice applies to all registries (like tip #1). So before you register, read this!
Wondering how to let your guests know about your honeymoon registry? Have you had to politely explain your registry to guests with questions? Honeymoon registry etiquette advice can be hard to find, and when you do, it can be conflicting. Here are the best pieces of advice for honeymoon registry etiquette. By following these five basic guidelines, you will be following the best etiquette practices and you’ll minimize the risk of offending anyone.
Never Advertise Your Honeymoon Registry in Your Wedding Invitations
Miss Manners says it is not polite to include your registry website information in your wedding invitations. Instead, you should rely on your bridal party and family members to help spread the word about your honeymoon registry, and you can also put the registry information in your bridal shower invitations. Most people will ask either you, someone in your bridal party, or a family member where you’re registered so they can get gift ideas. Word of mouth is often a great way to get the word out about your honeymoon registry.
Also, many honeymoon registry websites will provide registry announcement cards for your bridal shower invitations, will post to your Facebook wall the gifts you’ve received from your honeymoon registry, and will help you send emails to people on your guest list. These simple things are enough to make sure that most of your guests are aware of your honeymoon registry, and you don’t have to break any rules of etiquette to do it!
Who out there is considering or using a honeymoon registry?
*Honeymoon Pixie is a sponsor of Oh Lovely Day and a handpicked member of our Lovely Vendor Guide
These days so many couples already have, or don’t need, the STUFF. How many picture frames and vases do you really need? Instead, register for experiences as part of your honeymoon registry. Wanderable makes your dream trip possible.
Did I also mention that their service is completely free without ads? You can set up your entire honeymoon registry in less than five minutes using your photos and wedding details. Your guests can add a personal note to your gift, and can even print matching gift cards for their gifts. You can track your thank you cards to your guests and add a personal note as well. All for no cost! And if you want to make your registry even more stylish and unique, you can upgrade and choose from 28 designs and customize your colors.
My husband and I did a honeymoon registry for our trip to Paris and Italy. Our guests loved it and really got into buying us something that we could enjoy (dinner, a gondola ride, tickets to a museum, a bottle of wine, scooter rentals, tickets to the top of the Eiffel Tower). I highly recommend a honeymoon registry. The experiences we had on our dream trip were priceless.
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These days so many engaged couples already have linens, pots and pans, appliances, flatware, and all of the other things traditional wedding registries provide. And lots of couples don’t feel they need the “stuff” but have wedding guests who would like the guidance for gift giving that a registry provides. My solution? A honeymoon registry!
My husband and I had both a traditional registry (so I could get the Kitchen Aid standing mixer I always wanted, a nice set of servingware and flatware, and a full set of “grown up” glasses – the ones that match and aren’t plastic!) and a honeymoon registry. Having a honeymoon registry is one of the best wedding-related decisions we made and almost our entire Italian honeymoon was paid for!