Honeymoon Funding: Tasteful or Tacky?

Is it all right to register for R & R?
Staff Writer

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Weddings — they’re emotional, they’re romantic, and let’s face it, they’re expensive.

It’s no secret that weddings can easily break the bank, unless eloping or just going down to City Hall on a lunch break is the celebration of choice. Not even having a destination wedding will lighten the load these days. After the reception, the flowers, the photographer, the limo, and the other boatload of things on the list, there’s the honeymoon.

Ah, the honeymoon — where wedded bliss can actually begin with a little relaxation. Guess what? It’s also expensive. Ergo, someone thought it would be wise to forgo the traditional bridal route of registering for pots, pans, and enough china to entertain a small army, and register for the honeymoon instead. Yes, it's now possible to register for tequila-making classes in Cabo or dinner at a fabulous bistro in Paris — just add ‘em to the fund.

Various web sites like Mr and Mrs Smith, Buy-Our-Honeymoon, and Honeyfund make it possible for this to happen. Guests can simply give as much as they’d like and designate it to an entire activity, cover a portion of an activity, or simply add to the spending pile. Want to get really fancy? Make it a Disney Honeymoon and have family and friends contribute to character brunches, Epcot dinners, or classics like bride and groom Mickey Mouse ears.

OK, now that we have pitched the idea, what do you think — tacky or tasteful? Would you rather a Cuisinart mixer in Tiffany blue or a dream meal overlooking the Grand Canyon? Tell us in the comments!

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