Wanderable Real Honeymoon Registries: Best of North America

Have you started designing your honeymoon registry this spring? Gather some fresh ideas and trip inspiration by checking out a few of our favorite recent registries created by real Wanderable couples.

The following honeymooners traveled to popular travel destinations throughout the United States and Canada, including Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, and many national parks. Simply click on their registry pages below to trace their incredible journeys.

Chelsea & Andy (Canada and Montana)

What a getaway! Chelsea & Andy took a grand tour of U.S. and Canadian national parks, including Jasper, Banff & Glacier National Parks. Notable selections include Airbnb rentals, mountain bike excursions, and a Columbia Icefield Ice Walk Tour.

Julie & Ari (New Mexico)

Such a romantic getaway for these newlyweds! Some of our favorite experiences include a stay at a spa hotel inspired by Japanese mountain hot spring resorts, a couples massage, scenic hot air balloon ride, and a desert picnic adventure in wonderful Taos.

Rachael & Andre (Oregon and Washington)

Thanks to their honeymoon registry, these road-trippers made their way up the coastline of Oregon and Washington. Trip detours included distillery tastings, a zip line tour, and an ATV excursion just off the beach in Dunes National Recreation Area.

Danielle & Breck (Hawaii)

Highlights from their AMAZING registry include private surf lessons, a helicopter tour, and even a swimming with dolphins experience.
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Ask These Important Questions to Find the Best Free Honeymoon Registry

Honeymoon registries have evolved since Wanderable was founded in 2012.

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, honeymoon registries were mainly offered through a local travel agent that allowed friends and family to call or stop in to give a gift toward the couple’s honeymoon. That worked well for the travel agent since they received a favorable margin on selling the trip.

Wanderable helped changed this model by allowing couples to plan their travel with whomever they wished (or just do it themselves) and soon paved the way for a number of new companies offering similar services.

Fast-forward to today and you’ll find dozens of honeymoon registry sites and business models. Before signing up there are a few important things to consider when it comes to a free honeymoon registry.

Can friends and family use their credit cards to give a gift? Lets face it, the majority of people use plastic to pay. What happens when Uncle Joe wants to use his Platinum Visa to pay for your couples massage? A fee is assessed to the couple or guest. There is no way around credit card fees. Even giants like PayPal charge 2.5-3% to process a credit card. Wanderable allows your gift givers to give a gift using cash, check, or credit card.

Can the couple, friends, or family easily call customer service? What happens when Aunt Joan would like to give a gift over the phone or is confused with the website? Wanderable has a toll-free customer service number with a team member ready to help give a gift or answer a question.

Do you mind having advertisements on your honeymoon registry page? In addition to ads on the honeymoon registry page, be on the lookout for direct email advertisements that might include weight loss programs, wedding rings, and reception entertainment. There’s often an additional cost to remove ads from your registry page. Wanderable does not have any advertisements on its registry pages.

Do you want a bare bones registry or common registry features? Most free honeymoon registries have an upgrade fee for basic features like a photo slideshow, custom registry page design, to remove advertisements from the registry page, and access other “premium” features. Unless you’re content with a very basic registry, then the upgrade fee will likely come into play. Wanderable has no “upgrade” fees, subscriptions, or monthly fees. All of the great features of our registry are 100% free to set-up and use!

The team here at Wanderable LOVES honeymoon registries! We hope this post helps you find the perfect honeymoon registry.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Happy Honeymooning!

Wanderable Real Honeymoon Registries: Best of Asia

Have you started designing your honeymoon registry this month? Gather some fresh ideas and trip inspiration by browsing a few of our favorite recent registries created by real Wanderable couples.

The following couples traveled to popular honeymoon destinations throughout Asia, including Bali, Japan, and Thailand. Simply click on their registry pages below to trace their incredible journeys.

Hannah & Blake (Japan)

Highlights from their incredible trip include saké tasting in Tokyo, visits to local izakayas, a Japan Rail Pass for access to the country’s bullet trains, and even a stay at a ryokan, which is a traditional Japanese inn.

Rachel & Trent (Thailand)

These newlyweds enjoyed a little bit of everything on their honeymoon to Thailand. Registry favorites include a beachside Thai massage, a snorkeling and cliff jumping tour of Maya Bay, and a traditional Thai cooking class.

David & Steven (Bali)

We love their use of colorful photos and creative gift descriptions. From Scuba classes to restaurant tasting menu experiences, these newlyweds embarked on a honeymoon to remember forever.

 

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So You’ve Just Gotten Engaged? Let the Adventures Begin!

If you’re one of the lucky people who got a ring for the holidays, congratulations! There’s no feeling in the world quite like finding the person you want to spend your life with — the face you want to wake up to every morning, the voice you want in your head when you fall asleep every night, the person you want by your side as you go through every trial and joy this world will bring.

Deciding to marry someone is choosing your co-pilot, and we’re so happy you’ve come here to figure out where you’re going to jet off to first. Because yes, the butterflies at the beginning and the thrill of realizing someone is meant for you and that indescribable, glittering alchemy taking place on your left hand right now: all of that’s wonderful, all of that’s rare. But now’s when the really exciting part happens. Yes, you’ve got family and friends to update, photos of your ring to Instagram, and — of course — a wedding to plan, and all the chaos that entails. But that’s the prelude: when the rings have been exchanged and the rice has been thrown, that’s when your journey takes off.

Here at Wanderable, we believe that your honeymoon is the perfect time to set the tone for the adventure that will be your life together as husband and wife, husband and husband, or wife and wife. Co-pilots.

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That vow isn’t just a vow to love each other in sickness and in health, it’s a vow to love each other on every continent you’ll visit, to care for each other through every journey, across every sea — starting with your honeymoon!

We’re here to help you figure out the perfect first adventure as a married couple. Whether you and your special someone have been dating for years or just met last month, whether you’ve already traveled across Asia together or you’ve never left your city, whether you want a tri-country one-month extravaganza or a long-weekend road trip, your honeymoon will be different from any trip you’ve taken so far: it will be the first time you see the world through the eyes of two people who’ve promised to love each other for life.

Growing up, my mom always said, “The man you marry should be the man you can travel the whole world with.” So get excited, because you’ve found yours, and sure, you’ve got in-laws to get along with, invitations to address, seating arrangements to negotiate, cakes to taste, and dresses to fit into. But the gift registry and the honeymoon and the thank you notes? That’s the fun part, and here at Wanderable, we’ve got you covered.

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Your loved ones want to give you a gift that really matters; and while china chips and silver tarnishes, that first trip you take as a married couple is something that’ll stay bright in your memories, for life. A dream honeymoon is a gift worth giving, and worth asking for. Wanderable will be your guide through the honeymoon registry process, and this blog will be your one-stop place to get ideas for that first journey. We’ll help you figure out your special couple honeymoon style, find the hidden gems on the map, offer tips about how to keep your trip luxurious and affordable, share real-life honeymoon stories, and go over all the etiquette details about honeymoon gift registries. Take a deep breath. It’s all really happening, and we’re here to help.

So on your special day, you’ll give a knowing grin when your friends say “This is the happiest day of your life!” Because you’ll know the honeymoon’s still yet to come, and this is just the beginning, a happiest day to be surpassed by all the happiest days to come.

Let’s make that first trip magical. Welcome to the Wanderable blog.