One of the most enjoyable parts of planning your wedding has to be deciding on gifts and gadgets for your bridal registry, after all, it is like a shopping spree on someone else’s dime. A dream come true for most women. The reality is that most couples add items to their registry somewhat randomly, including items that may never be used, things that just look cool and other miscellaneous items that you think “oh, I have always wanted one of those!”. Since 1924, when the Marshall Field’s department store in Chicago first instituted the practice of a wedding registry, gifts usually consisted of gadgets such as kitchen items, vacuum cleaners and linens.
Finally, in 2019 we are seeing a swing to much less traditional wedding registries to those that consist of trips, experiences, Airbnb gift certificates, and experience-based objects such as Wine of the Month clubs. Now is the time to ditch the traditional wedding registry for a honeymoon fund instead.
Ordinary Wedding Registries Are Out in 2019! Create A Honeymoon Fund Instead
The normal way of creating a wedding registry is to visit your preferred major retail store, grab the cool scanner and zip around the store scanning countless (and every now and then useless) items. Exhilarating to say the least knowing that you won’t have to pay for these items, but you may quickly realize, “what are we going to do with all this stuff”?
Instead, why not create a bridal registry of useful things that include adventure, interactive activities and experiences that you share together? These modern-day wedding registry ideas are ones that will create memories to cherish a lifetime and stories to tell the grandkids. Think about it, can you imagine sitting with your grandkids telling them about all the kitchenware gifts you received at your wedding? Wouldn’t you rather tell them about the African safari or trip to Greece?
Plan Your First Big Adventure Together, Make A Wedding Experience Registry
What is a wedding experience registry or honeymoon fund? It’s pretty simple really, a honeymoon registry includes things “to do” versus things to “have or use”. This type of wedding registry promotes an interactive lifestyle filled with adventure and experience. You may use a wedding experience registry to fund your honeymoon or to compile a variety of things that you revel in together over time, like couples’ massages, scuba diving or cheese of the month club (or beer/wine).
This kind of wedding registry is the newest trend in weddings and rightly so because it is catered completely to you as a couple.
Your likes and escapades as Mr. and Mrs. can be funded by your guests. Better than a new coffeemaker or juicer that you will use once, right?
Top 10 Wedding Registry Ideas In 2019
If you are stressing over “How To Create My Wedding Registry?” don’t worry! We have created the ultimate wedding registry list for 2019. And we promise these ideas are filled with experiences and not stuff that you don’t need.
- Honeymoon Vacation (this can include hotel, airfare, excursions etc)
- Wine of The Month Club (also cheese or beer of the month)
- Scuba Diving Lessons
- Cooking Classes
- Museum Passes
- Surfing Lessons
- Help Fund A Down Payment On A Home
- Cash For A Charitable Organization
- Gift Cards For Airbnb
- Brewery or Winery Tour
Honeymoon vacation suggestions
At WedElf, we are always thinking about inspiring our readers and we have some cool WedElf vendors we love that we would like to introduce if you are looking at honeymoon locations. Apart from gorgeous rooms and sceneries, they also have impeccable services that will sure to brighten your stay.
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Rediscover the joy of pure relaxation in unparalleled comfort and space in each of their exquisitely designed Bali luxury villas. Surrender yourself to the enchantment of Bali’s beauty and serenity in the luxury of flawless perfection.
Dusit Thani Maldives
Graceful Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of the Maldives. Encircled by white sandy beaches, a stunning 360-degree house reef full of marine life and a turquoise lagoon, this luxury resort on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll – Maldives’ first and only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – is just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital city, Malé, or a 25-minute domestic flight and 10 minutes by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Airport.
The Farm at San Benito
A proud member of CG Hospitality, is an eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort located in Lipa, Batangas, just a 90-minute drive south of Manila. The resort rests on a 48-hectare lush green jungle. With a stunning view of the majestic mountains, fresh air with pristine and uplifting life-giving energy radiating around the property.
Our list of ideas is just an inspiration to get your juices flowing, but if they don’t suit your style substitute them with whatever you like to do. The sky is the limit when it comes to building your honeymoon registry.
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