I think another large contributor to the acceptance of money-based registires (like a honeymoon registry) is due to the people getting married. In my case, my fiance and I aren't young kids getting married (I am 30 and he is 37) so we already have all of those items you would typically register for. In fact we each had our own homes and ended up donating a lot of duplicates to local charities. The average age of married couples is increasing, so this is bound to be a common occurrance. Then you factor in the number of 2nd marriages these days, where the bride and or groom also have all of the home necessities.
I agree that it is interesting to read the posts on this forum and note the mix of traditional and non-traditional. I have to admit that I am one of those brides. For example: I will have my father walk me down the aisle, but the question "who gives this bride away?" will not be asked during the ceremony.
Originally Posted by schmizer
I guess what I am curious about is how the ease of technology is changing the traditions in weddings. A few years ago, honeymoon registries were much more faux pas than they are now. They are much more common.
I think it is interesting how alot of us are having very untraditional weddings but still are incorporating alot of traditional aspects...