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I love the idea of a few places-  I recently signed up for a Wish registry at UponOurStar.com. Instead of asking for cash, we were able to ask for our most meaningful wishes to be granted — we asked for things we need in our dream home (this fixer upper won't fix itself!!) and even a few fun things like fancy restaurants and a couple fun honeymoon excursions! We received rave reviews from friends who say they love the idea of giving meaningful gifts instead of just *stuff* they know we probably donâ€t need …. and we really love the fact that we get cash in our bank account without being blatant about it!

 

I highly recommend looking into the "other" registry, it sounds like it might fit for your situation! 

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I am using honeyfund as well. We are putting a little blurb on the website: "while your presence is present enough, for those of you who'd still like to give a gift, please visit our honeyfund website to make our honeymoon wishes come true" or something like that.

Originally Posted by lesley_mexico_bride View Post

I have registered using honeyfund.com. I started a registry a while ago on theknot360 but its just not my thing. I have never been the type of girl to obsess over kitchen appliances, I prefer experiences. I already have two sets of dishware, my parents and my great grandmothers. My fiance and I live together in a small one bedroom apartment. We have no plans to move into a house until at least 6 months to a year after the wedding (hopefully!). We are also paying for the wedding ourselves....basically we will need money after the wedding and have no room to store stuff that we might use in a bigger house. I know we could upgrade a few things, but I don't want to register for stuff like that, I like finding that kind of stuff on a whim on my own. We have made it be known that traveling to Mexico would be the ultimate gift from a guest, but of course people want to give gifts. I don't get how people think its slightly tacky but proper to ask for 2000 dollar mattress but not cash (in a much smaller amount). I mean, we know how much you spent on us when you buy the toaster that we registered for right? Whenever my dad sends a birthday card, he says my gift is inside in my favorite color: green. I don't think its tacky, I think thats awesome, just what I really wanted and needed!! We registered for romantic dinners, excursions, a furniture fund, and even charities in Puerto Vallarta to donate to, so we did not specifically ask for money only I also made it so if something cost say 100 dollars I would request ten $10.00 contributions that could be divided up among people.

 

Anyway, my MOH and bridesmaids are throwing me a bridal shower soon. Has anyone had a bridal shower using a honeyfund registry? Any fun creative ideas on how to do this? What if people just brought cards that said what they purchased like, "I hope you all enjoy a romantic beach dinner on us". or am I just totally crazy?

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I never even thought of the honeymoon registry! That would be perfect for us. We already have pretty much everything we need for our house. We too would rather have experiences than "stuff"! 

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Thats the route we are going, just now sure how to say it on the invite.

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I'm nervous about a registry. i feel like some people might think it's not appropriate, so i don't think we'll do one. I have read that as long as the stuff you're asking for is not actually a piece of the wedding, it's acceptable but it still seems a little off to me. 

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