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Violet Bud

The Registry Battle

December 3rd, 2012 by     

With less than 9 months to go until the big day, I’m starting to think about our wedding registry, and where we need to register. I’ve gone back and forth so many times in deciding where to register that I’ve confused myself on which places were my best options. So, as in many other cases, I’ve come to the Garden for help!

I’ve already promised Violet Dude that he can register at Home Depot/Lowes for whatever he would like considering we don’t need that much household stuff since we already have too much.

We also decided to do a honeymoon registry through Royal Caribbean, where we will hopefully be booking our honeymoon soon. This registry will allow people to give us money without directly giving us money. I love this option because it’s through the cruise line, which means there are no fees taken out at least not that I know of, yet.

Now, it comes down to the actual bridal registry for my shower. I’m torn between three options: Macy’s, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target.

Here’s my breakdown:

Macy’s – This one is pretty much a staple registry in my family. They have a lot of options as far as flatware, serving ware, glassware, etc. They also have a lot of towels, bed linens and everything else you could need for a home. Plus, they always have coupons, and no one should ever have to buy anything from our wedding registry at full price. The only downside is that it’s one of the more expensive places, and I feel like with the economy the way it is that registering at a place with cheaper options would be better for our families.

Bed, Bath and Beyond– This one has a lot of perks as well: coupons, cheaper(ish) than Macy’s and they have a lot of beautiful options for fine china and beautiful glassware that the grandmas and great aunts would love to buy.

Target– This one is on the list for one reason: I LOVE TARGET! I can’t go into the store and not buy at least $80 worth of stuff, even if I only go in to fill a prescription. It was always my dream to register for my wedding at Target because there is just so much there that I want. However, I also know that their selection is limited, and I wouldn’t be able to get my Waterford crystal champagne flutes from Target. They also don’t have coupons like the other two options, but it really breaks my heart to not be able to register here. I’m still holding a flame for Target.

So, Garden–what do you suggest? Do I have 4 registries or is that greedy? Or do I just swallow my love for Target and register at BB&B? I don’t know what to do! Help!

Poinsettia Blossom

Honeyfund – The Non-Traditional Way to Register

March 24th, 2011 by     

Poinsettia Dude & I have lived together for almost 3 years, which means that we are not in need of the typical registry items such as towels, sheets, pillows, silverware, dinnerware, etc.  Because we don’t really ‘need’ anything, it makes it difficult to set up a registry!  What do you give a couple who has everything?  Money! But of course, it is tacky and rude to ask for money…everyone knows that!  So we registered for the next best thing!  Our Honeymoon!

We found a honeymoon registry called HoneyFund!  I set up an account and designated gift contributions so guest can easily see what their cash contributions will go towards.  Instead of handing over $50 in a card, they would choose to pay for a portion of our flights or an excursion or anything else they wanted to help with.

Here is a sample of the “registry”:


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Honeymoon planning: Mendocino, CA

August 6th, 2009 by     

With just over a month to go, I finally booked our honeymoon! Long ago, we talked about what we wanted to do and settled on enjoying some outdoor activities, pampering, and great food in Mendocino, California.

We even set up a honeymoon registry chock full of all the things we wanted to do after some preliminary research, such as a sea kayaking tour, side-by-side couple’s massage, and hike in Van Damm State Park followed by a picnic lunch. However, it was not until this week that I finally made reservations.

After much research on the internet, at sites like,, and, we will be staying at the Little River Inn just 2 miles outside of Mendocino proper, in a room with a peaceful ocean view and lots of privacy.



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Hooray for Honeymoon Registries!!!

December 28th, 2008 by     

Calla Lily Dude and I have lived together for a year or so now and we have all of the “traditional” wedding gift items already, so we decided to do a honeymoon registry for our wedding.

We’ll be honeymooning in Mendocino, CA for a great mix of outdoor adventures, such as sea kayaking and hiking, and pampering ourselves with delicious local foods and spa services. Oh, and did I mention the beautiful California coast as a backdrop to this adventure?


Honeymoon registries give your guests the opportunity to add their special touch to your honeymoon and help make your honeymoon something to remember!

If you are thinking about having a honeymoon registry, I recommend doing plenty of research before choosing a place to register with. We went with Traveler’s Joy because they were easy to set-up, had minimal fees, and will donate to charities of our choice through the I Do Foundation.

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