Are you getting married soon? Do you already have as many towels, wine glasses and dip trays as you can handle? Not sure where to register?
Why not register for your honeymoon! It is easy, fast and fun!!
I used Honeymoon Wishes www.mytravelingpanda.honeymoonwishes.com for my wedding and strongly recommend them. Hers is a link to a recent article about Honeymoon Wishes from Destination Wedding magazine destination wedding
In a nutshell, here is how it works:
You contact a travel agent (it would rock if you contacted me at firstname.lastname@example.org) to book your destination. You can book any location, any resort, cruise ship, hotel, etc.
Once you have your location, you complete the registration process and it will walk you through how to create your registry. You can include things such as airfare, private dinner, couples massage, etc.. You can also chose different monetary contributions amounts.
One of the other things you chose is whether you want the service fee to be added onto whatever the wedding guests adds to your registry (ie your guest pays the fee), or if you want it deducted from the amount they give (ie you pay the fee). In other words, if your guest decides to purchase a gift valued at $100 from your registry. Let’s say the service fee is 7%. If you decide to have the guests pay, then they pay $107 and you get $100 as a gift. Or, if you decide to pay the fee, the $100 gift becomes $93 after the service fee.
Once you create your registry, you can share it with family, friends, etc. via online channels as well as the resources available to you from the registry site.
Once guests make contributions to your registry, you will received deposits into your bank account. You can then use these funds however you chose when paying for your honeymoon. In other words, the gifts go directly to you, not the travel agent or resort. It is really easy and efficient.
Like I said, I am a proponent of Honeymoon registries and I encourage all couples, even if they are registered elsewhere, to include a honeymoon registry as well!