Our honeymoon seemed to be the perfect opportunity to see the world without breaking the bank or having to give up our teaching jobs. Traveler's Joy helped make this dream a reality, and gave us incredible memories that will stay with us through the years.
Having lived together since college, we had accumulated enough things to clutter our lives; the last thing we needed was more pots and pans. Friends of ours had used a Traveler's Joy registry for a honeymoon trip to Italy. We decided to follow their idea and use Traveler's Joy for our wedding road trip.
I got online and simply Googled "Honeymoon Registry." That's when a magical act happened and Traveler's Joy emerged. I clicked on the link and it immediately looked like a great place to register. And then BOOM, we were registered for our honeymoon. It was probably the single greatest idea I ever went with (besides marrying Jennifer of course).
After all the hecticness of the wedding being able to take 2 weeks in what I believe one of the most beautiful countries in the world was a once in a lifetime chance and because of Traveler's Joy and all our family and friends who got SO excited about our honeymoon they helped us make our dream a reality.
It helped so much that we used Traveler's Joy as our primary registry. I lived in my house for five years and did not need any of the "traditional" wedding gifts, so a honeymoon registry was the perfect registry for us.
All in all, after receiving $3,000 in gifts from friends and family, we enjoyed two full weeks in Europe, taking excursions in nearly every port, toasting to our marriage with rivers of wine, eating some of the best food imaginable and seeing some of the greatest sites in the world, all for about $200 out of pocket - total!