One thing I’ve realized from reading various wedding websites is that everything outside the norm is controversial. And if you don’t have your etiquette down to a T, you’re an awful, awful person who probably kicks kittens for fun.
Seriously, people need to calm the hell down.
We’ve done something that might cause a few of the more traditional folks to gasp in disgust. We’ve got a honeymoon registry.
Yeah, we’re horrible people.
The thing is…we don’t need more STUFF. We just spent two months purging our apartment of stuff that we’ve had for years. We don’t need china…we have no where to put china nor any real use for it. We don’t need a waffle iron. We aren’t huge eaters of waffles and don’t get sad because we can’t have waffles whenever we want them.
What we would like more of are memories. Like the ones we’ll have on our honeymoon…get your mind out of the gutter!
Really, this honeymoon registry thing is very cool. You basically tell your folks what you plan to do and how they can help fund it. They can buy you a dinner or passes to a museum…maybe you’d like a spa treatment? Put it on the registry!
It’s also great if you are having a destination wedding..in Vegas…because then no one has to travel with gifts…like us.
You can take a look at ours right here. We used Travel’s Joy and so far, I really like it. And no, I don’t expect you to give us a gift.
I had fun with it because it was a creative writing exercise for me. It was a little odd trying to figure out how much stuff cost, but thankfully we have the internet for that now.
The problem people have with this type of registry is that it’s like we’re begging for money.
Honestly, we didn’t put anything on there we can’t afford to buy for ourselves. It’s not like we’re asking our friends & family to send us to Europe for a month, first class all the way. We’re just going to see some sites and have some food. And we don’t expect to get everything on the list. We just tried to make a variety of price points available.