You’ve had a good think about it, and you’ve decided to have a Honeymoon Registry. Which one do you choose?
As in everything else, not all Honeymoon Registries are equal. Not only do they have different charges, their charges may sometimes depend on your own plans.
There are those Registries who have set up charges, and those that haven’t. Then there are those who have service charges and set up charges, while others have service charges but no set up charges. In some cases the service charge will be waived if you book your Honeymoon through the Honeymoon Registry and a service charge will be applied if you choose to book your Honeymoon elsewhere. And others, who do have a set-up fee irrespective of where you book your honeymoon, will lower the charge if you choose to book your Honeymoon with them.
Generally speaking, while not all Honeymoon Registries are connected to Travel agencies or are run by Travel agencies, those that are have the expectations that you will use them, and this is reflected in their charges.
The service charge percentage varies from 5% on. The difference in charges may be reflected in different type of service provided. In others, the Honeymoon Registry does not supply as full a service as those who charge a higher fee.
The service charge itself may be added on to the gift, resulting in the guest paying the amount stipulated for the gift, plus extra for the service charge. Other Registries allow the couple to decide whether they want the service fee to be deducted from the gift amount so that the guest pays the nominated price only.
When you start comparing facts and figures of the various Registries, it’s a little bit like buying different brands of the same item. Compare the similarities and the differences before making your choice.
Vlady Peters is an author of “Honeymoon! A Sizzle or a Fizzle?”, a book about planning the perfect Honeymoon no matter what your situation happens to be. To find out more, visit Vlady’s website http://www.betterhoneymoon.com