Y’all, John and I are exactly 35 days out from our honeymoon, and I. Can’t. WAIT! Almost nothing gets me more excited than planning for and anticipating a trip, and we’ve been dreaming of our seven-night stay on the island of Nevis (as in St. Kitts & Nevis) for months! Vacation lover that I am, it’s no surprise that I am a huge fan of today’s sponsor, Wanderable.
Wanderable helps couples make beautiful and unique free honeymoon registries. If you have all the household goods you could ever want, registering for experiences instead of just accumulating more stuff is a fantastic option. A honeymoon registry works just like a traditional registry, except guests can gift you a horseback ride in the Texas backcountry, a fly fishing lesson in the mountains of North Carolina, or a pair of airplane tickets to Bali… instead of more plates. Yes, please!
As I was preparing this post, I read this interview with the founders (two women!), and came to appreciate Wanderable even more. In fact, I’m considering them honorary members of the Sweet Tea Society, if only for this:
We wanted to bring back the “why” into gifting, where both the giver and the receiver are sharing the possibility of new memories. When you ask someone what is truly important to them, they talk about their family and friends. And when you give your friends and family gifts, you want to give them something meaningful that they’ll appreciate and remember… Wanderable makes gifts meaningful again by transforming them to be about experiences and the memories that they provide. We want gifting to feel not like a chore, but something you want to do because it’s exciting to provide new experiences to your family and friends — the kind of experiences they’ll think fondly of for years to come.
I adore that. I also love that Wanderable combines the best of technology without forgetting the beauty of personal touch — for example, after purchasing an experience, wedding guests can opt to send a handmade gift box to the couple that lists the details of what they are gifting with a note to the bride and groom for opening with other wedding gifts.
If you’re ready to sign up for a honeymoon registry, head over to Wanderable and choose between 28 designer themes — all free, and ad-free, too. They have a template to fit every style, and each one is easily customizable. Wanderable does charge a 2.5% credit card fee, and a 2.5% service fee to keep the site running, both of which you can absorb for your guests is you choose. (Though, we like to think of them as similar to shipping and handling or taxes for a traditional registry gift!)
Tell me: If you were registering for a honeymoon on Wanderable, what would you register for? I’m dying to stay at Blackberry Farm or Little Palm Island, so one of those would be at the top of my list :)
Top photo is by me, second photo is from Little Palm Island, and next two photos are by Tec Petaja