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. i have a question for Shelley Green! how can we use another domain like “the gift of memories”? I think our friends and family would respond really well to that name.

  2. Hey Kristen. You can select your domain name from a drop down list when you sign up for the free trial. If you change your mind later on you can always email us and we’ll change it for you.

  3. Alright, I have to weigh in.

    What I love about this site (other than the one time fee- that alone is a huge advantage) is that the guests can see what they are buying. I feel awkward about asking for anything, be it gifts or money. But much better than asking people to donate sums to a bank account is asking them to send you on an adventure or get a massage. I love that they see what their money is going towards, instead of just signing a check into oblivion.

    As for the “established couple” debate? Well, what’s the definition of established? The people who aren’t concerned about finances are few and far between. Even if you can afford to pay for your wedding (I know I’m accepting money from my family, and I’m sure I’m not alone) I find it difficult to believe that extra cash wouldn’t make a honeymoon easier. And it doesn’t have to be a “big expensive honeymoon” for other people to contribute. You could be going on a road trip or ask for help paying camp site fees.

    Bottom line, people who come to a wedding are going to want to get you a gift. I think if you can make that process easier for them, why wouldn’t you?

  4. Here’s what I don’t get…you itemize the things, like “$x for scuba diving” or whatever, that the guest can contribute to, and it seems that some people like that. But how does the guest know you will actually use the money for that? How does the guest know you won’t take your “rural Mexican restaurant meal” to the casino and blow it?

  5. Morgan, how would a guest know you won’t return that crystal vase and blow the money at the casino? Or that you won’t use the crystal vase as a compost bin? When you give a gift, you can never know what the recipient will do with it.

  6. My fiance and I are seriously considering doing something like this, in addition to the traditional registry. We’re planning on registering for the extra perks on the honeymoon. We can cover lodging and food, but then we’ll register for an afternoon at the spa on our cruise ship, or for having a bottle of wine/champagne sent to our room one night. I don’t want people to feel obligated to fund my entire honeymoon, but to truly gift us an additional part of the experience. In my mind, it’s similar to registering for a nice set of china: you could live without it, it’s not something you’d buy for yourself, but it makes a wonderful gift.

  7. I appreciate everyone’s thoughts on this topic, since I am torn myself. As an older “established” couple, we need little. Despite that, we’re under a lot of pressure from the groom’s parents to register for stuff. (As soon as we got engaged they took us out to look at china, and things we don’t need.) We’re also stretching to have a wedding that includes all of my large family, which means that we won’t have much left for the honeymoon. While expecting people to get us gifts bothers me, we could really use help on the honeymoon! It just makes me so darn uncomfortable!

  8. wow this is a very interesting discussion. there was once a time when registering at a department store was considered in bad taste and for the most part almost no one feels that way anymore.

    that might happen with these “honeymoon funds” and other new gifting ideas. it will probably be considered common and acceptable soon because so many couples are getting married later in life and just do not need to set up house so there is a need for new ways to give to the new couple.

  9. I’m on the fence with the “Honeymoon Wishes” registry. Part of me understands the logic behind it, but it still feels like asking your friends to foot the bill for your HM.

    To me, the HM seems like it should be the sole responsibility of the bride and groom. But then I suppose a registry for HM things is really no different than a traditional registry where the couple pre-selects blenders and china in hopes guests will purchase them.

    In the end: guests will be a) spending money; and b) giving the couple a gift. As long as the choice is theirs, what difference does it make what form in comes in? Waterford crystal punch bowl or cold, hard cash?

  10. I agree with Ariel that this is really a case where it’s going to depend on the couple. For some, this may seem unsuitable and borderline tacky – it’s hard enough to ‘plan’ presents. I for one HATE making Christmas and Birthday gift lists, and I don’t see how my wedding is going to be much different. But for others, this might be the perfect way for friends and family to feel involved and excited about the trip.

    For example, my sister and mother decided to travel the world last year, and us at home would occasionally tell them “Have dinner on us” (also known as ‘use the credit card’). Technically they were supposed to be paying their own way, but it was fun and meaningful to hear where they did eat, and how grateful they were to not worry about the money behind it. They actually took a cooking class in Vietnam one of these times; it was a great use of the dinner-on-us, and a great story to tell!

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