We all know what a wedding registry is all about. Department stores allow engaged couples to manage the purchase of gifts for their wedding. The couple creates a list of items that they would like to receive, then let their friends know where they've registered. Guests interested in buying gifts can then consult that list and see which items that the couple needs and wants.
No obligation to buy but if guests do they know they're getting something the couple will value. Win-Win! The idea of wedding registries has been extended to include honeymoons. Things and activities a couple will typically pay for on a honeymoon can be included on a honeymoon registry. In the same way as a wedding registry, the couple simply let their guests know about it. This way the guests can help the couple make their well-deserved dream trip. However, unlike typical wedding registries, some honeymoon registries do cost up front.
The arrangements differ widely, though. In some cases a flat fee is charged. In others, a percentage to anyone purchasing a listed gift for the honeymoon couple. These charges cover the costs honeymoon registry services are making to get the best deals with tour operators, hotel chains and airlines.
Gifts run the gamut of everything imaginable. Unlike a wedding gift registry, though, the focus is on things and activities a couple will typically pay for on a honeymoon. It may be something as common as a 2-night stay in a romantic hotel in Paris. Or, it could be a boat ride along the Seine River for the happy couple staying there. Honeymoon registry gifts can pay for one meal or all of them at the hotel.
Some even pay for cocktails before dinner. When guests have chosen one of the great gifts on a honeymoon registry in many cases they will be required to pay a deposit with the full amount to be paid only when the couple actually uses the gift. Don't forget to read the fine print as it may strongly differ from service to service.
Find out what happens when you do not take advantage of some of the paid registry gifts during your honeymoon. Can you still take advantage of those gifts after your honeymoon? Purchased registry gifts may expire too. In that case the money minus fees may or may not be returned. There is nothing wrong with it. It's up to you to read the contract carefully and if it's not included ask for it.
Honeymoon registries have their pros and cons. Sometimes prices can actually be lower for those who book through the hotel's online website, for example. But a honeymoon registry can also be a convenient and effective way for friends and loved ones to give the couple a Jeep safari in Africa or a private bungalow in Aruba.
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