While my mom and I were discussing dress shopping appointments, etc., she mentioned an invitation to a co-worker's wedding she'd just gotten. Apparently, this was her first encounter with a honeymoon registry. She basically was so taken aback that she couldn't even put it into words: "I mean...who ever heard of...like, unbelievable...I just...I mean, I just can't even..."
I almost told her about the wedding we went to last summer, where the couple put their bank's routing number on their website "to help make their honeymoon to Scotland really special"...or the one this past summer, where the couple had a registry on their site, but wrote that it was "very small" because they would "really prefer cash for their honeymoon in St. Bart's since they already had everything they needed for their apartment." But I didn't want to give her a heart attack :P
I know this is definitely not the first honeymoon fund post, but I thought I'd share what a firsthand encounter looks like. While I know they're rude, I've grown to expect them and just sigh, but seeing one for the first time made my mom unable to even express how rude she thought it was.