What is the Honeymoon Bridal Registry?
Traditionally, wedding guests gave the wedding
couple gifts to help them set up their new home together,
such as cutlery, glassware or a toaster. Today, couples are
generally established owning their own household items (and
even their own home) and quite often are already living with
their future spouse. These circumstances have instigated the
move from the traditional Myer/David Jones household goods
Bridal Registry to the more modern Honeymoon Bridal Registry.
As all movements from convention, this new
registry has it’s sceptics. This does not hinder the
wave of couples moving from the traditional registry to the
Honeymoon registry. The main attraction of the Honeymoon registry
is that it eases the financial pressures of getting married
and all the bells and whistles that come with it. It also
gives the guests the opportunity to give something meaningful
to the wedding couple and not just another toaster.
The honeymoon registry works like any conventional
registry. Once the couple plan their honeymoon, the honeymoon
bridal registry service provides the ability for the couple
to break down their honeymoon into gifts that can be purchased
by their guests. For example, the couple may want to go scuba
diving, or have a romantic dinner, these are gifts available
for purchase by the couple. Airfares and accommodation can
also be broken into gift amounts that guests can purchase.
There are some key factors to keep an eye
out for when selecting your honeymoon bridal registry host.
- Does the company allow you to create
an itemised registry? Some travel agencies advertise a honeymoon
bridal registry however this usually only includes guests
paying money towards your honeymoon booking. Your family
and friends will be more comfortable with an itemised registry
where they can select to purchase you something meaningful
e.g.: romantic dinner for two.
- Does the company allow you to book your
honeymoon through any travel agent? Many places provide
a registry if you book your honeymoon through their company
or partner company.
- Is it easy for your guests to purchase?
Can guests ring in their purchases? Pay on line? Or send
a cheque? Or direct deposit? It is important to remember
that many of your guests do not live locally, may be even
interstate or international guests. You need a registry
to cater for all of your guests.
- Are your guests supplied with an invoice
or documentation as proof of purchase? As the wedding couple,
will you know who purchased what for your thank yous? Do
guests have the option of making an anonymous contribution
to your registry?
- Does the company specialise in
honeymoon registries? Or is their registry service a side
business? When organising something as important as your
registry, it is best to be dealing with people who know
Lots of Australian wedding couples
are making the switch to the more modern registry. Not Another
Toaster is an Australian Honeymoon Bridal Registry company.
Check out their website at http://notanothertoaster.com.au
or contact them on (03) 9686 0526 or email for more information