I recently attended a wedding where no one gave gifts or I guess I should say no one gave traditional gifts like a waffle maker, toaster or the latest and greatest panini press. Instead the couple had signed up for a honeymoon registry...A honeymoon registry...I had no idea what this was but once I went to the site where they were registered I was totally hooked! What a great idea! I decided that this was one idea that I had to share with everyone especially since I remember when I got married a lot of the money we received went to paying for most of our honeymoon entertainment. So this is just a more formalized way of doing that. Oh I should also mention that this couple was in their mid 30's and since they had been living on their own for a while they already had everything they needed to set-up their home. I think this is also a great idea for couple's who are getting married for the second time.
So you ask, what is the benefit of using a honeymoon gift registry? The answer is because the honeymoon gift registry allows you to pre-plan what you want to do on your honeymoon or at your destination wedding. And, using a honeymoon bridal registry is so much more personal than asking your guests outright for cash! Guests can choose something special that they would like to give as a wedding gift. Unlike getting envelopes with checks in them at the wedding and then leaving the next day for your honeymoon trip, a honeymoon bridal registry allows the couple to know ahead of time what they will have available for extras and upgrades on their honeymoon or destination wedding. You can also do a themed wedding shower around this idea and guests can give the happy couple items off of this registry or fun items for their honeymoon. (i.e. sunblock, flip-flops, beach totes...you get it right?!)