My friend Emily sent me an article from CNN with a great new idea. Why not register for your honeymoon? Rather than getting materials things you don't really need, set up an account where people can donate to your honeymoon fund and honeymoon travel. Ingenious, right?
There are several sights (one example being The Honeymoon) where you can set up an account that details your honeymoon. In doing so you outline an itinerary that will divided the trip into increments covering things like airfare, hotel stays and activities (i.e. massages, dinner on the beach, a zip line through the jungle) that people can donate towards.
If you decide to go this route, here are a few tips from Amy Eisinger, editor of WeddingChannel.com (and from the CNN article):
• Choose at least one store registry to give guests the option of a more traditional gift
• Register for your honeymoon through a website. Sending a card or putting a note on your wedding site asking directly for contributions would be considered tacky, she said. (WeddingChannel partners with honeymoon registry site Traveler's Joy.)
• Read the fine print on honeymoon registries; make sure the fees are very clear.
• Try to avoid extensive itemizing. Couples who register for travel are generally more established and might want to stick to airfare, hotels and major excursions.
• Put yourself in your guests' shoes; what would you feel comfortable buying for them?
So, if you don't want to register for a bunch of things you don't need - here's a great option! Happy honeymooning!