The Gift of a Home


When I was planning our wedding budget, my priority was to have an awesome honeymoon and a place we can call home as newlyweds, then the wedding day itself (is that a crime to say on a wedding blog?). But at that time, we could only have the wedding with the awesome honeymoon, but no home. We settled for a one-bedroom apartment instead. But I wished they had a home registry like Home for the Honeymoon back then! Home for the Honeymoon is an international wedding registry that allows couples to register for the down payment on the purchase of a house. What a great concept! The site was launched in December 2010 and is continually growing, for obvious reasons. Because there isn’t anything like this! Their founders have over 10 years of real estate experience between them and they are there to guide you through every step of the real estate purchase process if you need help. And what’s awesome is that it’s FREE to set up your registry and you get a FREE personalized wedding website too! I think it’s so special to have your guests contribute to a gift of true and lasting value where your new family will thrive and grow. If you haven’t decided on your gift registry yet, definitely check them out to see if it’s something for you.

Home for the Honeymoon also sympathizes with the many people in Japan who have recently lost their homes. The company is pledging all of its profits from the next 20 brides who sign up for its registry services to Mercy Corps’ relief efforts in Japan. After reaching its goal of 20 brides, Home for the Honeymoon will continue to donate a portion of its profits to the cause for the next three months. “We are so lucky to work with people who are planning some of the happiest moments of their life – their wedding and the purchase of their first home together,” says Christina Carrick, co-founder of Home for the Honeymoon. “It is heart-wrenching to see the faces of families who have lost not only their homes but, in many cases, their loved ones to this catastrophe. We hope that our contribution helps in some small way to ease their suffering and get the victims of this unspeakable tragedy back on their feet.”

I think it’s great what they’re doing. Props to you! For more information, check out their website.

xoxo, Henny V.