According to an article in the Huffington Post, the average age for Americans getting married has reached a historic high — 27 for women and 29 for men — a jump from the 1990 average marrying age of 23 for women and 26 for men. This means that people are likely coming into these unities with two household’s worth of possessions. Instead of needing to register for, say, a toaster, they already have two to choose from. If this is you, then you know that items that typically appear on a classic gift registry, aren’t necessarily what you need or want. Honeymoon registries are growing in popularity for this very reason. Websites like honeyfund and honeymoonwishes allow you to register for experiences, like swimming with dolphins in Jamaica, taking a tour of Stonehenge, or simply dinner for 2 on the beach. They give guests a way to give you something you really want, while being more personal and tangible than cash. Many guests will like that they are getting to contribute in a way that is significant to the two of you. The experiences of your honeymoon are one of a kind and they will have the opportunity to be a part of it. Of course, as with any registry, the most polite way to let your guests know about this is by setting up a wedding website, or simply word of mouth. Honeymoon registries can always be combined with small, traditional registries as well for those guests who aren’t comfortable with online gifting. Overall, we feel like this is an awesome option for any couple. Whether you are wanting to provide easier gifting, have the opportunity to experience new things, or simply finance the trip of your dreams, honeymoon registries are definitely on the rise.
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