What could be better than a honeymoon in the beautiful country of Norway? How about a honeymoon registry that lets you choose from some of the most amazing experiences you could think of (think that Norweigian cruise you’ve had your eyes on forever)?
Hitchd is a new Norwegian honeymoon registry that makes it easy for wedding goers to gift the newlyweds their dream honeymoon.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or an adventure-filled getaway, anywhere in the world, Hitchd has you covered. But what is a honeymoon registry and how do they work?
What is Hitchd?
Hitchd is a honeymoon registry service that allows couples to create a personalized list of experiences or items they’d like to receive as gifts from their wedding. Guests can then visit the registry and purchase items from the couple’s list. This is a great way for couples to fund their dream honeymoon without having to ask for cash gifts.
A Modern Way to Wedding Gifts
So why use a honeymoon registry instead of a traditional wedding registry? Sometimes things become a bit outdated. For example, I can’t imagine you’ll be wearing a Norwegian bunad instead of your wedding dress, right? There are a few reasons why the honeymoon registry is now coming so popular in Norway.
First, it’s a great way to get exactly what you want for your honeymoon. With a traditional registry, you might end up with gifts you don’t need or want. Second, it’s a more personal way to ask for gifts. Your guests will feel like they’re truly helping to make your dream honeymoon come true. And third, it’s more efficient than asking for cash gifts.
With Hitchd, you can be sure that all of the money being gifted to you is going towards your honeymoon fund.
How Do I Set My Hitchd Account Up?
Setting up a honeymoon registry with Hitchd is easy. You’ll need to initially create a free account and fill out some basic information about your wedding. Once that’s done, you can start adding items to your registry. You can add anything from plane tickets and hotels to excursions and dining experiences.
If you’re not sure what to add, Hitchd has a team of experts who can help you put together the perfect registry for you. Once you’ve got everything set up you can start to post the link out to your guests.
Here’s a Quick Breakdown
- Create an account at hitchd.com
- Add your wedding information
- Add your gifts
- Send out the link to your friends and family
What Not to Do With Your Honeymoon Registry
What not to do with your honeymoon registry is just as important as what to do. Maybe it’s obvious but it has to be said; don’t put anything on your registry that you wouldn’t want to receive as a gift. Another thing to refrain from is adding too many items to your registry. It can be tempting, you want your guests to have a variety of choices, but you don’t want them to feel overwhelmed.
And finally, don’t forget to send thank-yous to your guests after they’ve purchased items off your registry. A little appreciation goes a long way!
Here Are Some Do’s and Don’ts for Setting Your Honeymoon Fund Up
We’ll start with the do’s
Do - Add a variety of gifts at different price points
Do - Include key wedding information on your home page including dates, times & locations
Do - Set up your registry a month or so before to give guests ample time
Do - Send out the link to your guests on the wedding invites, save the date cards, and on the actual day itself
and follow with the don’ts
Don’t - Add too many gifts so your guests get overwhelmed
Don’t - Send out the link to people not coming to your wedding
Don’t - Add too few gifts so people don’t have any choice and feel forced into a specific gift
Don’t - Leave it until the last minute so that guests have no time
Who Uses Honeymoon Registries These Days?
The type of couples that use honeymoon registries are typically ones that want to:
- Have a more personal way to ask for gifts
- Receive exactly what they want
- Prefer experience-based gifts
- Do not need physical gifts
If you and your fiancé are one of these types of couples, then a honeymoon registry will work a treat. Plus with Hitchd you can be sure that all the money gifted to you will go towards your honeymoon fund.
What Other Features Do Honeymoon Registries Offer?
Honeymoon registries do have some nice additional features that complement each other. Whether you choose to use them is up to you so here’s a quick overview of what you could expect.
Instead of raising money for a specific event or honeymoon experience, you could set up a cash fund. Perhaps you’re saving for a down payment on a new car or maybe you just want to have some extra cash to spend on your honeymoon as you please. Either way, this is a great option for couples that are looking for a little bit more flexibility in how they use their cash funds.
Wedding Organization Tools
The registry itself has other tools like a website builder and RSVP functionality. These aid the organization of the wedding and make it easier for you to keep track of everything in one place.
You don’t only have to add experiential gifts, you can add physical items too if you have something specific in mind. This is beneficial from the guest’s side too as some people would prefer to give a tangible item.
Wedding Registry Integration
The best of both worlds is sometimes what’s needed. Lots of honeymoon registries now fully integrate with the more traditional wedding registry lists. These are popular in Norway so it is worth considering taking the hybrid approach.
If you’re looking for a modern way to do gifts at your wedding, consider setting up a honeymoon registry. By now your special day should be just around the corner and we are sure the Norwegian tradition of catching grains will signify your happy future together.
Remember Hitchd is the number one honeymoon registry in Norway, so we know what we’re talking about! Sign up today and let us help make your dream honeymoon a reality.