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#1 schmizer

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    Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:42 PM

    For those of you that are registering:  

     

    How many of you are choosing a honeymoon registry in lieu of a traditional one?  What site are you using?

     

    How many of you are choosing to have a traditional registry?

     

    Both?

     

    My parents and I had a talk a few nights ago about our plan to ask for no gifts.  They are insisting we register somewhere to convenience our extended family and their friends.  We are only making reference to it on our website since this was not originally our plan.   We have decided to go with a honeymoon registry instead of the traditional one and I played around with one today.

     

    Just curious what everyone else is doing... 

     

     



    #2 clgriffi7

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      Posted 04 January 2011 - 05:52 AM

      There are a few threads out there for Honeymoon Registries - and after reading them I think I will go with Honeyfund. 

       

      Most of the registries charge ~7% fee.  Honeyfund gives your friends/family the opportunity to claim a gift and either 1) give you a printout of what registry item they purchased with cash/check or 2) pay online (directly to you) using paypal.  Paypal charges a fee of 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction. 



      #3 schmizer

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        Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:39 AM

        Thanks for the information:)  I have read the other threads as well.  Most of them date back a few years and that is why I started a new post.

         

        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...

         

        We are also going with Honeyfund, but the upgraded version.

         



        #4 Clean122

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          Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:40 PM

          Im not doing a regisrty for our actual wedding, Ive just asked most for cash or gift card. Its all going towards a honeymoon for us

           

          The BBQ were having back home we might do one up though ...



          #5 clgriffi7

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            Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:09 PM

            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...





            #6 jszy10

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              Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:50 PM

              My resort actually offers a honeymoon registry, so we registered for some things on there and will also register for some things in a regular registry.  Because I will be having a shower and an AHR, I felt like it was necessary for us to have a regular registry.  If you are not doing any of that, I don't think its necessary.  I really think it is all in your preference!  We purchased a home 2 years ago and have almost everything that we need, so we definitely won't have much to register for anyway.



              #7 sarahbride

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                Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

                 

                you could use a site like we are- www.uponourstar.com

                 

                It is a way to register for "wishes" that really just equal cash.  But people are all so excited about helping us buy our new dream house, that they are excited to chip in for paint, cabinets, drywall, etc- they are all granting our "wedding wishes". 

                 

                So far, we are loving it, but we have a few weeks left!  Good luck! 



                #8 perry1217

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                  Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:23 PM


                  Hi Jessica!  My FI and I will be doing the same thing.  We are getting married in a Palace Resort, so we will be using their registry, as well as a traditional one for our things back here.  I am also from Philly and having an AHR!  We are having ours at Richmond Hall :)

                  Originally Posted by jszy10 

                  My resort actually offers a honeymoon registry, so we registered for some things on there and will also register for some things in a regular registry.  Because I will be having a shower and an AHR, I felt like it was necessary for us to have a regular registry.  If you are not doing any of that, I don't think its necessary.  I really think it is all in your preference!  We purchased a home 2 years ago and have almost everything that we need, so we definitely won't have much to register for anyway.




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                  #9 jszy10

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                    Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:39 PM

                    Nice!! I hope some of my family uses the Palace registry for us!!  What is great about it is that no matter what people purchase, Palace resorts gives you the money directly and lets YOU chose how you want to spend it!  Where in philly are you from!?!


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                    Originally Posted by perry1217 


                    Hi Jessica!  My FI and I will be doing the same thing.  We are getting married in a Palace Resort, so we will be using their registry, as well as a traditional one for our things back here.  I am also from Philly and having an AHR!  We are having ours at Richmond Hall :)



                    #10 perry1217

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                      Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:48 PM

                      I didn't know that they let you apply however you'd lioke - even if your guests indicate where it should go.  I love that!! 

                       

                      I am from NE Philly - up near Franklin Mills.  I think there's quite a few Philly girls on this forum!  How about you?


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