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5 tips for the perfect honeymoon registry wording

Dec 24, 2018 5 min read
Isuru Fonseka, Co-Founder of Hitchd
Isuru Fonseka
Co-Founder of Hitchd

Finding the right words can be tough, especially when it comes to asking your friends and family for money and gifts. Traditionally, asking for specific wedding gifts at all was considered taboo, and the idea of asking for cash being unthinkable. Luckily for us, times they have a-changed, and with the rise in popularity of honeymoon funds like Hitchd, it's now commonplace to ask your wedding guests for what you really want.

Whether you're simply planning on using a honeymoon registry, or sprinkling honeymoon cash fund options among a few traditional gifts, there's a right way, and a wrong way, to do it.

If you've become stuck on how to let your guests know about your honeymoon fund, or scared that it might sound distasteful or tacky, you're not alone.

We've put together 5 simple tips to help you master the perfect honeymoon registry wording.

  1. 1. Write in your own words (the honest approach)

    If your closest friends and family read your honeymoon registry wording and it doesn't sound like you, it runs the risk of coming across as being impersonal or false. A good idea is to make sure it has your own, unique, flair - so that it becomes instantly recognizable that it's you.

    If you're entertaining people, it could be an excellent opportunity to throw in an icebreaker or joke. Otherwise, we recommend keeping it honest and straight to the point.

    It's also a perfect time to focus on why your honeymoon will be so special to you and your partner. After all, that's what guests are contributing towards.

  2. 2. If you're not a poet, lose the poems

    Many couples feel the need for their honeymoon registry wording to be written as a poem. Poems were originally used as a way to politely ask for money without being too direct and causing offense to guests. It's great to write a poem if it's something that comes easily you, but if it doesn't, we recommend steering clear and writing directly from the heart.

    Things to keep in mind if you decide to include a poem:

    • It's often seen as poor taste if you use a poem that's easily found in a google search
    • Try to make a poem sound personal while injecting some unique humor.
  3. 3. Saying nothing can be a great option

    In 2018, more couples than ever used a wedding website to link to their honeymoon registry. What if you have a wedding website but you're struggling to find the right words to introduce your honeymoon registry? A great option is to say nothing at all. Simply provide a link to your honeymoon registry, and let it do the talking.

  4. 4. Tell guests why you've chosen a honeymoon registry

    Continuing from our second tip, it's a good idea to tell guests why you've chosen a honeymoon registry. Here at Hitchd, we like to mention that we prefer to make lifelong memories, over receiving physical gifts. In the unlikely event that you have a guest that doesn't fully understand the concept of a honeymoon fund, they simply need to read why it's important to you.

    You'll be surprised how many of your other guests will agree.

  5. 5. Make it clear that it's optional

    It's easy to get caught up in writing the perfect honeymoon fund registry wording, but one thing that should remain clear is that the choice to contribute towards a gift is completely optional and up to the guest.

  6. Bonus Tip

    While we love The Knot and WeddingWire, their forums tend to focus on traditional registries and can be unhelpful for a modern couple looking for help when it comes to their non-traditional honeymoon registry. We recommend steering clear of the traditional forums and reading more blogs, like the Hitchd Blog, for more up to date information.

    If you want to find out more about honeymoon fund etiquette, check out our post about do's and don'ts of honeymoon registries.

2019 update

We're always thinking about how we can improve our couples' experience to make their busy lives that much easier. We've introduced a new, simple, way to find the right honeymoon registry wording, fast! We hand picked a selection of our the most requested wording suggestions and prefilled them with a message that will make it even easier for you to get started writing your perfect message.

6 honeymoon registry wording examples

  • Warm
    Your presence is present enough, but for those who wish to contribute, please choose a gift from our honeymoon registry.
  • Modern
    We're incredibly thankful to have everything we already need. So, we're skipping out of tradition and would love for you to help us create some new experiences instead.
  • Grateful
    Your love, laughter, and company on our big day is the greatest gift of all. However, should you wish to help us celebrate with a gift, please choose from our honeymoon registry.
  • Humbled
    We're humbled to have you join us on our special day, and your presence is truly present enough. However, if you feel so obliged to give a gift, please choose from our honeymoon registry.
  • Formal
    As we're already lucky enough to have all the physical items we need to start our lives together, we've created a honeymoon registry so we can create new experiences that will last a lifetime.
  • Poem
    If choosing a gift is not your cup of tea, you might like to try our honeymoon registry. Please feel no obligation to use this list, as we do not mind if you decide to give it a miss.

Using our suggestions in Hitchd is a great way to start with a base message based on your intent, then add your own, unique, touch from there.

Create your registry to get started using the perfect honeymoon registry wording.

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