Hi again fellow brides,
To those of you who replied to my last post I am so sorry I didn't get back to you sooner! You were sweet to take the time to reply to me and offer suggestions on planning and staying in budget. I will take all your advice and use it wisely. I'm still getting use to this whole Knot Forum thing so I didn't know I had any responses!
But now that I get the gist I would love help with a conundrum...
I am curious to hear your thoughts regarding honeymoon funds or donations. I have primarily heard that people believe this type of wedding registry to be tacky and rude. But what I don't seem to understand is if you and your fiancé don't have any need to register for anything like towels, bedding, or candlesticks, what is the harm in offering your guests and loved ones an alternative gift option? Furthermore, what is the difference between asking people to buy your household possessions that you may or may not use and asking them to contribute to a memorable first vacation as husband and wife?
I understand their are a couple types of honeymoon registries: one that allows people to contribute money to the overall honeymoon trip and one that offers specific selections of activities, meals, massages, etc. that guests can purchase like an actual item.
My fiancé and I already live together and already have everything we need in our little home, so we have loosely discussed the concept as being in lieu of a standard registry. I tried to look at some other posts about this topic and the poor girl who posted one in particular was ripped a new one by all the other girls who commented. They basically said they thought it was rude and tacky-- truth be told their replies were more than rude and actually downright mean. Which made me a little afraid to post this myself.
Even still, I would appreciate thoughts and opinions regarding your personal experiences with this concept as a bride or guest.