Let's take a quick poll to see how successful they really are.
If you used a HM registry for your wedding please tell us (ballpark answers are fine):
How many guests contributed?
How much money did you get?
Did it actually pay for the entire honeymoon?
If it didn't did you pay the difference, or just pocket the money and not go?
If you went, did you actually do the things that people paid for - beach dinners, massage, scuba lessons, etc. BE HONEST.
For those of you who have given to a HM registry:
Why did you?
Were you made aware of any fees?
If you purchased them an item or an activity are you sure they actually received it?
Why did you use the HM registry rather than just giving cash?
Curious and a little scared of the answers.
DISCLAIMER - I hate HM registries with a passion and did not have one when I got married. Just wanted to see if people are actually contributing to these scams.