The Online Honeymoon Registry Guide to Preventing Honeymoon Hang-ups

honeymoon hangups by Bunches & Bits KarinaThe cake’s been cut, your Maid of Honor is recovering from the aggressive bouquet-toss-scramble and you’re pretty sure your dress has soaked up about as much champagne as your uncle Frank; congratulations, you survived your wedding! So now it’s time to kick off the satin sandals and head to the beach with your new love…well, almost.

Before you drop the dog off with the new in-laws (thanks, “mom & dad!”) or update any one of the ten social media profiles, lets go over a few potential buzz-killers that could really throw a wrench into the mix.

If you’ve planned and survived your own wedding, chances are you can probably handle the contents of your purse, so we’re considering issues of a far more potent nature here in this online honeymoon registry guide; the kinds of things that a margarita and aloe-gel will not be able to fix.

Honeymoon Hang-up #1 – Location

Number one on the list of honeymoon hang-ups: Location, location, location! Yes, we’d all like to visit the island where they filmed The Beach, ideally with Leonardo DiCaprio as a tour guide, but like all too-good-to-be-true locations, the pitfalls will soon outweigh the glamour. Go for locations that have the amenities you need to be comfortable. Pay especially close attention to the bathroom facilities. Don’t like the idea of a “shared” shower? Better check first! We have seen everything from rationed toilet paper to bathrooms so small the toilet was in the shower, so don’t take anything for granted.

Electrical outlets can become an issue as well. What kind of power does your destination use? Do you have the extension or converter that fits? Will there even be a working outlet? Think ahead and pay close attention to reviews.

Deals and Deal-breakers

Second on the list of honeymoon hang-ups: Deals of any kind. Nobody is saying that you shouldn’t be frugal, but for the love of Tom Brady, signing yourself up for an 18-hour layover that breaks up a 6-hour flight makes about as much sense as putting a pair of gloves over a set of freshly painted nails- yes, even when it saves you $100.

You can’t put a price on sanity, but if you could it would be far greater than $100. Besides, when your beach days are limited you’ve got to make them count! Trust us when we say that, after about 6 hours in any airport, you’ll start dipping into the money you “saved” on the flight tickets for things like beer, magazines, massages, and Starbucks- all of which you can get at the mall when you come back from vacation.

Love those Logistics.

Let’s play a game:

The clerk says… “Your last name please, Mam?”

You… proudly state your married name.

The clerk answers… “I’m sorry Mam, we can’t seem to find your reservation.”

You… freak out.

Game over.

It may seem like a no-brainer, but this rookie move is actually quite common and quite lethal to romantic moods all over the world! Please don’t confuse this for a passport check. Of course you’ve already put both passports in your carry-on bag, next to your new copy Nicholas Sparks novel. This is a “your passport isn’t going to do you much good if the name on it doesn’t match the one on your hotel reservation or your flight reservation or the rental car reservation; you get the point.

Remember these three lessons, have fun, be safe and don’t forget sunscreen! ;)


The Freedom of an Online Honeymoon Registry

Online Honeymoon Registry - Photo Credit:Justin Beckley PhotographyMake Gift Giving Easy With an Online Honeymoon Registry

Friends are getting married, some already have children and soon it’s going to be your turn. But you don’t want your guests to experience difficulties finding the right gifts.  You want, well, something perfect, that’s all. Dealing with finding a certain items, getting a kiosk clerks attention, or worse looking through a binder of photographs to choose gifts is not perfection. Why is any of that necessary when most everyone has a smart-phone in their pocket or access to a computer? Introducing, an intelligent and well-designed online gift registry.

Beyond Antiquated Traditions

Wed&Wish makes a few departures from the antiquated gift registry methods to create a truly enjoyable experience. Most obvious of the changes was moving the gift registry to an online format. Everyone with access to the internet can get to your registry. People with desktops, smart-phones, even WebTV users (if they still exist) can find your gift list. This clearly reduces difficulties drastically; those travelling, far away, or just in the boonies can all log on easily.

The Creativity of Cash

The next difference is in the cash registry format. While you may select actual products or services to list, your guests will be sending cash. This ensures you get exactly what you want, without any outside interpretation, miscommunication or duplication. Since it is a cash registry, this gives you the freedom to list whatever you like. Anything. You can be as specific as you like, break it down into multiple gifts, or one large package that everyone chips in on to make it happen. If you’d like a trip, you can list it as one giant package gift with smaller contribution allotments, or separate it into flight, hotel, massage, food and entertainment… you’re limited only by your own creativity.

Secured Transactions With PayPal

As proof of the commitment to an easy pleasurable experience, Wed&Wish uses PayPal for payment processing. Your friends and family select which gift and an amount, and PayPal does the rest, depositing it in your account. It doesn’t make any detours and no-one tries to hold your money hostage. PayPal takes their standard fees and directs the balance straight to you. Once in your account it’s your money and you’re free to spend it as you wish. Just have fun! Isn’t technology great?

Helpful Links

Get access to the world's greatest travel experiences at members-only prices. Free signup.

Wedding Window Websites

Create a custom wedding website! Every couple is unique and should have the opportunity to create a wedding website that reflects their individual style — gorgeous themes & more.

Share the joy of your engagement and wedding with your friends and family with a beautiful and unique wedding website.

Wedding Help & Checklist

Online wedding planning & checklist to guide you through your wedding planning! Wedding website included, sign up to try for free today.

Riazul Tequila

Enjoy a unique sipping experience with acclaimed Riazul Tequila on that special day. Like us on Facebook to win a bottle of our Riazul Añejo, awarded 96 points by Wine Enthusiast