The classic wedding gift registry is full of everything a young couple would need to set-up their first home. Pans, dishes, silverware, appliances…but what if you already own these items? What if you already have everything you need to be a”happy homemaker” because you have lived on your own for several years or more. You could register for new items, which could be a nice treat! Or you may want your friends and relatives to spend their money on something special that you actually want and not just another coffee pot that you do not need.
For over 10 years there has been a quiet industry brewing in the background: the Honeymoon Registry Market. A honeymoon can be a huge expense that might seem more feasible if some of cost is shared with your entire guest list. At the same time, just asking for your guest to give you a check or cash seems so impersonal that they still end up buying you that serving dish or teapot you did not want. What if you could customize your dream honeymoon and then guests could buy pieces of your honeymoon to give you as a gift.? Pieces could include one night stay in the hotel, a couple’s massage or a romantic dinner. All of these pieces come together to build your romantic getaway, thanks to all of your friends and family.
The trick is finding a honeymoon registry service that is easy enough to navigate and use for your Aunt Betty who is not tech savvy or Cousin Bob who does follow directions well. Be sure that you feel comfortable with the process from the user end to buy honeymoon pieces from your registry or to contribute money directly to the overall honeymoon.
Here is a list of 5 honeymoon registry services, each offering their own spin on gift registries and honeymoons (along with 5 honeymoon recommendations that we think are awesome!)
#1 Wanderable – this site helps couples discover, plan and book their dream travel experiences (no fees!)
#2 Honeyfund – crowdfunding site for weddings, honeymoons, down payments, and charities
#3 Wed & Wish – This is for more than honeymoons but for all of your gift wishes.
#4 Honeymoon Pixe – Select from one of our pre-built honeymoon registries… it couldn’t be easier!
#5 Traveler’s Joy – This is one of the original honeymoon sites, open since 2004, which means it has had plenty of time to master the art of registering for a honeymoon!
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