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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

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  1. avatar Morgan Munn reply

    My fiance and I are going to Nevis for our Honey Moon too!! So excited to relax in the sun! Would love to hear suggestions of activities and restaurants ya’ll liked.

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One thing we haven’t discussed yet in the “Emily Plans a Wedding” series is our honeymoon! That’s kind of surprising, actually, because as travel bugs, John and I love to discuss our next trip, and our honeymoon is kind of an exciting one :)

We’re actually going to be taking a minimoon directly following our wedding – we’ll drive back down South from Connecticut, stopping in Washington, DC, Charlottesville, VA, and Lynchburg, VA along the way. For our big adventure, we’re thinking a longer stay in France in June of next year. Oh la la!

Of course, just because we’ve already mapped out our trips doesn’t mean we’ve stopped daydreaming, and today’s sponsor, Wanderable, is the perfect accomplice. I love that Wanderable, a honeymoon registry, is also an online community where you can discover new places and experiences, and be inspired by the trips other members are planning (or dreaming about!).

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 Montana, or breakfast in bed at a boutique hotel in Paris… instead of more plates. Yes, please!

If you’re ready to sign up, you can go with the free registry option (ad-free, too!), or you can upgrade and choose one of 28 designer themes with customizable colors. Whichever you choose, rest assured that the design will be simple and beautiful.

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 Paws Up, so one of those would be at the top of my list :)

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Erin reply

    I love the idea of a honeymoon registry! I made one recently (after I felt exhausted by my Amazon.com wedding registry and me and the groom finally picked a honeymoon spot!) and I’m really excited. It gave me insight into what we’re getting ourselves into down there (Key West!), ideas about the local area, and my mom assured me the older guests would probably love to buy us “experiences” rather than just items. Can you say couples massage or yoga on the beach??

    • avatar Emily reply

      Love it, Erin! I actually just bought a gift for my good friends off of their honeymoon registry, and I loved the experience! It was so fun to picture them enjoying their present :)

  2. avatar Lauren reply

    Thanks for sharing this! My fiance and I are definitely doing a honeymoon registry (we’ve been living together for a year so we don’t need to register for much) but I wasn’t sure who to use! We love the idea that our friends can feel like they’re a part of our trip, and that we can send photos of those activities with our thank yous!

  3. avatar Meredith reply

    YAY Charlottesville! That’s where I live! Here are a few suggestions for enjoying Cville to the max :-) Awesome restaurants: Zocalo, Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar, Maya, The Local, MAS Tapas, and Duner’s. This is a foodie town and you will not be disappointed at any of those. Things to do: Visit Monticello and nearby vineyards; Jefferson, Blenheim, Castle Hill Cider, and Keswick. Check out a show at the Paramount Theater or Jefferson Theater on the Downtown mall. Go hiking to Humpback Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit nearby vineyards; King Family, Pollak, and Veritas (there are also a few breweries out that way). Stop by Greenwood Gourmet Grocery on your way to Humpback and pick up a fantastic sandwich or bread and cheese for a picnic. On your way to Lynchburg stop by Pippin Hill Vineyards and enjoy their breathtaking views. Sorry for writing a book… what can I say, I LOVE this town!

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