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The idea of a honeymoon registry is a decade-old idea that is gaining popularity as more and more couples wait until they are well into their twenties or beyond to marry for the first time. A honeymoon registry allows your family and friends to help pay for your wedding trip instead of traditional gifts like a toaster, towels, or dishes.
Honeymoon registries are hosted by travel companies and destination wedding planners, such as Destination Weddings.com. The wedding couple chooses components of the wedding trip, such as limousine transfers to and from the airport or the wedding ceremony, sightseeing or sports trips, spa treatments, meals at the resort's fine restaurant, or other extras. Friends and family can then choose which items they'd like to purchase for the couple. Most Web companies make it easy to purchase these items. You can do it right from the company's secure Web site. Near to the wedding date, the couple gets a list of the items purchased and who gave them.
Signing up for a honeymoon registry is free with most companies, although some travel companies may charge a small administrative fee.