“A honeymoon is a perfectly appropriate gift to request,” says Peter Post, president of the Emily Post Institute, a Burlington, Vermont-based etiquette think tank. “There’s no objection to it from an etiquette point of view.” So skip the blender and create lifelong memories with a honeymoon registry. Susan Peavey of Susan Peavey Travel tells us how…
Q: Why choose a honeymoon registry?
A: Traditionally, most couples request that gifts purchased from a physical store registry are sent directly to their home. However, shipping, gift wrapping and sales tax typically add more than 10% to the gift’s value. It can be less expensive for wedding guests to provide a honeymoon gift, which actually increases the likelihood that they will increase the size of their gift. A honeymoon registry gives your guests the convenience of purchasing a gift without worrying about shipping or lugging large, heavy gifts to the wedding or shower.
Also, increased funds can open up activities and destinations that you may not have otherwise been able to afford.
Q: What is included in this type of registry?
A: Couples build a registry with their anticipated honeymoon activities and experiences. Guests contribute monetary gifts towards this dream honeymoon as well as towards individual components like excursions, champagne upon arrival, a private candlelit dinner on the beach or even an upgrade from coach to first class on the plane ride.
Q: Who can give a gift?
A: Typically, anyone with a valid American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card.
Q: How does a couple inform guests about their registry?
A: A custom registry page will have an easy-to-remember web address that you can create and share. Head over to www.susanpeaveytravel.com and click on the “Honeymoon Registry” button. From there, you will see a drop-down menu featuring more information about our online honeymoon registry options, as well as some sample registries to give our couples some ideas about adding to their experience.
We can even provide printed registry gift cards – inspired by your wedding colors and style and detailing your specific wishes and how to contribute – to include with wedding or shower invitations. Our agency can also mail these cards to each of your guests.
Our brides have really enjoyed using our registry to make their honeymoon dreams come true. Our couples love how easy it is to navigate our registry site, set up their wish list and add all of the elements they want to create their dream getaway as husband and wife.
So wouldn’t you rather give your favorite couple a memory to last a lifetime?
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