Imagine choosing Venice as your Honeymoon destination. You book the flight and you even spoil yourself by booking the fancier Hotel, but now you’ve run out of money! How do you see the sights? How do you experience the heart of Venice, the most romantic destination in the world when you’ve got no – more – money?
Well, there’s no more toasters coming your way folks! From today, you don’t have to worry about Aunt Bessy bringing you ‘another‘
Buy Our Honeymoon: a honeymoon gift list.
Perhaps you’ve lived with your partner for a while before taking the plunge, and your home is fully-stocked with all the glassware, spoons and bedlinen you need. Or perhaps you’ve both lived independently, and the challenge of combining your households is deciding whose kettle you’ll actually use. Either way, you don’t need more stuff — but you just know that your friends and family will nonetheless want to buy you wedding gifts.
Just straight-up asking for cash might feel impersonal — or worse, rude. You’re genuinely appreciative of any gift you’re given, and you don’t want to your guests to feel that they’re buying a ticket to your wedding. You’d like your guests to be able to invest a bit of themselves in their decision; you’d like them to feel they’re giving you something real and romantic, not just writing a number on a cheque.
But you’d love to be able to start your married life together with the holiday of a lifetime. Wouldn’t it be great if your friends and family could contribute towards your honeymoon, but in a way that felt more like a traditional department store gift registry than just an anonymous pot of cash.
Create your ultimate fantasy wishlist to transform your honeymoon into the trip of a lifetime.
If this describes you, you’re not alone. It described us back when we got married ourselves, and so we created Buy Our Honeymoon for our own wedding. We put together a gift list of the things we wanted to do, see and visit on our epic 3000-mile road trip of Florida and the Deep South. Our bridesmaids helped us stay in a log cabin, up in the smoky mountains of Tennessee; work colleagues upgraded our rental car to a convertible; aunts and uncles bought us tickets to all the theme parks.
The idea went down so well with our guests that we were persuaded to develop the site for other people to use. Five years later, we’re the UK’s top gift list for your dream honeymoon, Highly Commended for three years running in the Wedding Ideas Awards, and still growing.
Here’s how the site works. First, sign up for a free, no-obligation 7-day trial. You can select from a variety of web addresses for your guests to visit, such as our-dream-honeymoon.co.uk or the-gift-of-memories.com. Choose one of our beautiful design themes, and personalise your pages with your own photos and a description of your honeymoon itinerary.
Then, start compiling your list of excursions, adventures, meals, accommodation and air fare. You can go into as much or as little detail as you want — we’ve got loads of sample gift lists to give you ideas, and we’re more than happy to help with any queries you might have. You can include absolutely anything, and even mix gifts for your honeymoon with gifts for your home.
We’re totally independent, so you can book your honeymoon travel with whomever you want to get the best deals you can find. And we don’t take any commission out of the gifts you receive. The value of your gifts is always paid directly to you, in whatever way suits you best. Most couples link their gift list to a PayPal account, so guests are able to easily and conveniently pay online using a credit or debit card. Some couples choose instead to receive cash or cheques on the day of their wedding, and others leave details on making a balance transfer to their bank account. Buy Our Honeymoon helps coordinate and manage your gift money, but we don’t collect your gifts on your behalf. This means your gifts are completely safe, and yours from the moment they’re given.
And if you get stuck, we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with 70 customised notification cards your guests can use to go straight to your list, which include a number guests can use to call us with any queries they might have. If you have guests who don’t have access to the internet, we’ll be happy to send them a printed copy of the list and to place a reservation on their behalf.