If you are not familiar with what a honeymoon
registry is, you should be! Today, many couples are already
living together prior to getting married. For some, it may be
a second marriage. As a result, the need for the usual household
items as wedding gifts often does not exist. The natural solution
to the wedding "gift giving" dilemma is the popular and growing
trend toward honeymoon registries.
It's perfect! You get a great honeymoon and your guests can
feel good about giving you a gift that they know you really
wanted. Something personal and meaningful. A honeymoon registry
is very similar to the usual gift registry. The difference being
that instead of getting pieces of crystal or china as gifts,
you will get "pieces" of your honeymoon. What a wonderful idea!
When you join a honeymoon registry, your chosen destination package
is broken down into affordable "pieces" and listed just like a normal
gift registry. The airfare may be broken into several smaller pieces.
Each meal or activity you choose will be listed. Your guests can then
search your registry and purchase a desired piece of your honeymoon
for you. There are many honeymoon registries to choose from but all
are not created equal. A good honeymoon gift registry will...
... be simple to use. Remember, not all of your guests are computer
savvy. ... provide both email and postcard notification of your
registry to your guests. Not everyone has a computer and postcards
are just more personal. ... provide your guests with a visual and
physical accounting of their purchase. A gift card to present to
the bride and groom as well as a receipt for their own purposes
is required. ... have exceptional, personal, customer service complete
with a 1-800 number so that guests may contact them with any questions
they may have. ... have a proven track record and specialize in
honeymoon registry service and travel. ... be bonded to ensure protection
of the money in your registry account. ... pay out your collected
honeymoon funds in a timely manner.
Call them. Talk with them. Make sure you are completely comfortable
with your choice before committing. As a polite gesture on your part,
take pictures of your "gifts" while on your honeymoon. The guests
who contributed to your happiness will appreciate a picture in your
thank you card!