Honeymoon registry from buy-our-honeymoon.com

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buy-our-honeymoon.jpgSo, here's the deal: you've been together for years. You've got all the towels and plates and silverware you could ever need. You don't want any more vases, and you're not interested in candlesticks. But you are planning a three week adventure honeymoon across Argentina, and you have no idea how you're going to pay for it after putting on the wedding.

Enter buy-our-honeymoon.com and their honeymoon gift registries

Unlike some honeymoon registries (which take a cut of each gift) buy-our-honeymoon.com just does a one-time fee of $64. They have a bunch of non-froofy design themes, and keep their branding to an absolute minimum on your registry pages. You can upload your own photos for each item you list (Snack in Buenos Aires: $15. Night at hotel: $100), and organize your items into as many categories as you need, and display a second currency for each item, with the site managing the currency conversions for you. Oh, and their customer service is suuuper attentive, which is awesome if you're on the non-geeky side of things

Check out this sample registry for a couple who's honeymoon is Vancouver BC's pride weekend and imagine how you might put yours together.

Since buy-our-honeymoon.com doesn't take any commission from gifts, you can manage the payment however you want: by cash or check, or by linking your registry to a PayPal account so guests can use their credit cards to pay the couple directly. Buy-our-honeymoon.com doesn't hold onto your gifts — they're available to you from the moment they're given.

So, if you don't need plates or vases or flatwear or new bedsheets, head on over to buy-our-honeymoon.com and start assembling the little bits and pieces you'll need for your honeymoon.

Comments on Honeymoon registry from buy-our-honeymoon.com

  1. We wanted to do a ‘honeymoon’ registry…until we discovered that the majority of them require you to itemize your vacation. It comes across, at least to me, as spoiling the honeymoon! What is spontaneous and fun about ‘getting away’ if everything you do, eat, etc. is pre-bought and planned out for you?! I brought this entire debate/ idea up to my mother, and she immediatly replied with ‘that (honeymoon registries)is TACKY and absolutely RUDE for you to ask your guests for.’ However, she also thinks gift registries in general are tacky and rude. She’s from the age of conservativism, what can I say. So….where am I headed with all this? We are now trying to figure out some non-tacky wording on how to inform our guests that: we don’t want gifts of any kind; except if they feel so inclined to give us a little $$ toward a great honeymoon. I’ve been a wedding guest one too many times that has been left in the dark on what to give the couple. Many times, no information was given at all, and I ended up buying something that I have no doubt they didn’t like. Other times, the registries were so long and extensive, it made me sick to my stomach just how matrialistic the couple was. I know that I MUST give some kind of guidance in order to avoid those situations. Any one have some advice?

  2. I hate that as a bride planning my own wedding, I instantly think of the worst case scenerio. Bare with me.
    It’s probably all about how you present this to your guests. With a link that says Buy-Our-Honeymoon, you will probably have guests that wouldn’t bother to click on the link with their minds already made up with the “Who do they think they are” attitude. This is definantly something that needs to be explained a bit further with your guests if one were to use it.

  3. Hey guys… this is Shelley and I created and run Buy Our Honeymoon.

    I think this debate is really interesting. We are English and I am finding the cultural differences fascinating.

    We created the list for ourselves when we got married 3 years ago. We had enough money for our wedding and our honeymoon and we didn’t expect anyone to contribute anything.

    We really just wanted to do something quite fun and different that would give people guidance if they were looking for inspiration.

    We were really surprised at how hugely popular the idea was and how generous people were. I think what they loved most was how they could personally connect with the idea. Our usher (AKA groomsman?) is a scuba diving fan so he got us a day of watersports in Key West. To me that was so much more personal and special and memorable than anything he could have bought us from a shop.

    We feel that if a honeymoon registry is done well, it’s not rude in the slightest. It can allow people to make a real emotional connection with their gift, giving them a pleasure in giving.

  4. Oh Butterbean Buy Our Honeymoon is just the name of the company.

    We have domains like The Gift of Memories, Honeymoon Promises and Our Honeymoon Registry for people to present to their guests.

    Anyhoo! I’ve said enough now 🙂

  5. Know what I hate? Established couples who have more than enough of EVERYTHING who feel they *need* to register for stuff and use it to get stuff they really don’t need but guests still must spend money on. Like a couple who didn’t need anything, registered anyway, then returned the stuff for store credit. THAT’s tacky. And how impersonal.

    My fiance and I are paying for our wedding ourselves and don’t need more STUFF in our house so why would our families not want to contribute to a vacation for us? Sheesh.

    That said, I don’t think I like the very itemized vacation pieces either and think that we’ll find a classy way to have family & friends contribute to a general “fund” which we will notify people of if they ask.

  6. I can see how some of you think honeymoon registries are tacky, but I’ve also seen them work really well.

    At a wedding (and shower) I attended last year, all of the guests got really creative with how they presented the news of what they got the couple. One person who got them a helicopter ride over some Hawaiian islands gave them a note in a toy helicopter. I stuck the scuba-diving confirmation print-out in a children’s underwater adventure book.

    The couple loved the personal touches and had a wonderful honeymoon.

  7. In this era of overwhelming materialism, I think contributing to an experience instead of a registry is a great idea.

    Also, the fact that you can put many different items up there that you’d like to do, and then see what you end up getting is a creatively unique experience – you won’t know what your honeymoon will be entirely until you go. That would be exciting.

    Finally, afterwards you can post photos in Picasa albums and share with family and friends to thank them for providing you the opportunity to have a wonderful experience together.

    It really isn’t any tackier than a registry. I’d much rather buy couples time together than anything else.

  8. The general rule is you don’t even tell people where you are registered until they ask, exactly because you shouldn’t be asking for gifts on your own behalf. People should be able to buy or not buy for you as they please, and a registry is something mostly done for people who really want to know exactly what to get you.

    While I think this Honeymoon registry idea might work for some people, it makes me really uncomfortable. Asking for money in any form feels weird to me, like you are asking for a reward for getting married. I’m not saying this its wrong for everyone, and its very tastefully done. I’m only commenting because this is the only thing I’ve ever seen on Offbeat bride that made me physically tense up. For me (and not for everyone) it’s crossing the wedding as materialism/ consumerism line.

  9. I have been on the fence about whether to do this or not. It sounds like a fun way to include your guests even more with the wedding/honeymoon process. Some guests might feel good about contributing to the happy couple’s fun. I actually don’t need anything to establish my home. My fiance and I have set up a registry for people to contribute to Lymphoma Research in honor of my man’s father who died a few years ago. We also joked that it might be fun to set up a “Home Depot” registry so we can fix up our new nest, and then have a big house warming showing everyone what they contributed to. But alas, I am still sitting on the fence with all of it. On leg on each side, and I don’t know which side to jump on. 🙂

  10. As with a gift registry, there’s a tacky and non-tacky way to go about this. Wedding guests will usually ask where the couple is registered; at that point, I don’t see a difference between saying, “We’re registered at buy-my-honeymoon” an “We’re registered at Crate and Barrel.” In both scenarios, the couple has made a list of gifts they would like and is sharing that list with gift-purchasers. Why is it any different to ask for a hotel room in Maui than to ask for a new blender?

    As long as you don’t include the registry information in the invitation envelopes (always tacky, in my opinion), I think you’re fine.

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