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Planningasm, wedding registry, honeymoon

I really love planning.

So since I've almost ran out of things to plan for the wedding, I started on to the honeymoon.
I've actually told Andy I'm okay with no honeymoon, or postponing it after we've recovered financially from the wedding. But he seems really excited for one, and he wanted to go somewhere different too. Like not Fredericksburg, TX or New York. Basically, nothing under $1000.

So we're tentatively planning for Maui. It's $1500 just in tickets to get us there. Ouch. Yesterday I went on research mode for hotels and such.

I think it'll be okay since we're mostly registering for a honeymoon fund. So instead of buying us more plates that we don't need, and matching dishware which neither Andy and I care about (I like having each different plate have it's own meaning and memory), we're going to ask our guests to contribute to our honeymoon instead. The honeymoon registry we're looking at is honeyfund.com. And we're also putting a honeymoon jar at our wedding.
Here's our tentative registry, it's not set yet:
http://www.honeyfund.com/wedding/andyandnadine

We also set up one in Amazon, but it has only 14 items.

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zuleikhajami
Dec. 10th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
I think honeyfunds are an excellent idea!
lancehunter
Dec. 10th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
I agree. Heather and Stuart did that for their wedding in lieu of gifts, and ended up having a really awesome tour of Greece that was even more lush than they were hoping for.
preservationgal
Dec. 10th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
I love that there's a line for "Forgotten Stuff like socks etc."
ripresa
Dec. 10th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
umm.. CONGRATULATIONS!

:):):):)
preservationgal
Dec. 10th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! In a year or two I might ask for your planning advice... =)
desfontaines
Dec. 11th, 2009 11:58 am (UTC)
I so wish I had known about something like honeyfund.com when Jody and I got married!

I remember reading an Ann Landers (or something similar) about a decade ago, in which she trashed someone who wanted to request honeymoon funds for their wedding gifts. But it makes so much more sense than getting more freaking STUFF. We're not setting up households like couples marrying in the 50's, for pity's sake! We've already got enough stuff.
indywind
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
I think the trashing may have been for the "request". It is way uncool to ask for presents, including speculating on what one is likely to get and asking for something else instead. Sorta spoils the pretense that a gift is a spontaneous outpouring of thoughtfulness & goodwill.

ripresa
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
I think it was about the requesting money. It is very uncouth to ask for money in society, even now.

But yeah, I'm 30 years old, and I have a house set up already. I wasn't going to wait till I got married to have proper cooking equipment and furnishings!
ripresa
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
I was also thinking, that there are times when I go to someone's wedding and have a specific gift in mind, and I give it to them.
And then there are times when I don't really know the person too well or don't really want to think about the gift too much, that I go to their registry and get them stuff. It's just so much easier to go to the registry.

Either way, if any of those people had asked that I contributed to their honeymoon fund instead of the stuff I had bought, I would've just as easily do that instead.

We understand that a lot of the people we will invite are poor actors/improvisors, so they will come empty-handed, and that is okay with us. But we also have other more well to do people coming, I've already been asked where my registry is... and I'd rather they not get us more stuff, since we live in a 852 condo, and I throw things away regularly to make room.


ripresa
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. I tried making a registry and could only come up with 14 items. This was with me listing a bunch of "nice to haves".

Which in the end, is just stuff that I don't necessarily need. Otoh, Andy really wants a honeymoon, and after spending so much money on the wedding, we would rather have help with our honeymoon then more trinkets.
dnivie
Dec. 11th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
splendid idea !

Much better to gift you a memory for life, and a nice experience, rather than useless "stuff". Wish I'd thought of that.
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