Have you ever thought about registering for your honeymoon? It’s a great idea! From the practical to the posh, here are reasons why a honeymoon registry is absolutely the best idea ever.
This post is done in partnership with Honeyfund, a fabulous honeymoon registry. All opinions are my own, and if you choose to register via one of the links in the post below, I earn a small commission, which in no way changes your registry.
I can’t wait to share all of this with you! Last year I went to a conference and met Sara, the CEO and founder of Honeyfund, and it was so great to hear her heart. She even presented her ideas on Shark Tank and had great success. So fun! Hey, if the sharks thought it was a great idea, I hope you do, too.
Here are my reasons why I think starting a honeymoon registry is the right way to go.
1. You already have too much stuff.
Are you combining two households into one? If so, you are probably in the mood to purge rather than register for more material things. Yet, you know your wedding guests will want to get you a gift, and this is the perfect way for them to be able to do so!
2. You are a practical thinker.
Don’t need china or “good” silverware? Why register for items that you may not ever need just because tradition says to? Registering for just a few essentials (pots and pans, that mixer you have your eye on…etc.) and leaving the rest to go towards your honeymoon isn’t a bad idea at all.
3. You practice minimalism.
If even the thought of adding an extra tchotchke or knick-knack into your home gives you the shivers, then skip the traditional gift list and go for a honeymoon registry instead. There’s a big trend towards gifting consumables to keep our tendencies to collect stuff at bay.
4. You love to save money.
Are you one who checks your bank balance all the time? Why build it up just to have it drain away on a trip? If you utilize a honeymoon registry, then you can let others gift you the funds to take the vacation of your dreams with your new spouse. Oh, and you can actually BOOK your honeymoon through Honeyfund, which can save you extra. What a win-win!
5. You can’t afford a honeymoon.
Practically speaking, you can’t even begin to think about a honeymoon because you just don’t have the funds. By using a honeymoon registry, you can head off on your honeymoon with confidence and excitement while exploring a new place.
6. You enjoy splurging on extras.
In addition to the actual honeymoon itself, guests can pick items for splurging. Imagine your aunt and uncle gifting you a massage for two or your best friend treating you to a meal at the beach. Yep! Experiences can also be part of your honeymoon fund. Isn’t that great??
7. You want people to see you enjoying their gift.
Are you nuts over social media? Imagine how your wedding guests will feel when they see you actually ON your honeymoon enjoying a drink at the beach, a splash in the pool or you perusing a historic site? They will know that they aided in giving you that experience. So fab!
8. You deserve a great honeymoon.
After all, it is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, right? You are off to celebrate with the one you love and just committed your life to. You deserve a getaway that is spectacular. A honeymoon registry can definitely help with that!
9. You adore free things.
Ok, last, but totally not least. Using Honeyfund is FREE to you and your guests. Yep! You get your own site (which you can upgrade if you’d like), and all of the funds go to you (minus any PayPal or WePay fees, but that’s it!). Now if that isn’t reason enough, I don’t know what is.
Happy planning for your honeymoon! Just click here to check out Honeyfund for yourself. Are you looking for honeymoon travel inspiration? Just click here to see what else I have to offer. And don’t forget to watch your costs as you travel on your honeymoon, too!
all photos by Ibrahim Asad