Did people actually use your honeymoon registry!?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did people actually use your honeymoon fund!?
    Yes, everyone donated online : (0 votes)
    Half and Hald, a lot of people still gave gifts in person : (6 votes)
    43 %
    Not Really, it was a waste of time : (4 votes)
    29 %
    No, people disregarded we had one! : (4 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June, 2014

    Nope. Once we explained to people who asked, they just said “it’s so much easier to just give you cash.” After hearing that three or four times, we took down the online registry and called it a day. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Sort of — those that did picked something from our Honeyfund, got the printout and sent us a check (rather than pay through the site).  We sent them photos along with the thank you card, but it really wasn’t anything different from the cash we got from other people.  They seemed to like the idea of it, though.

    Post # 5
    Member
    700 posts
    Busy bee

    MeandMyLouboutins:  I decided to do a honeymoon registry, in addition to Williams Sonoma and Restoration Hardware. I really just did the Williams Sonoma and Restoration Hardware just for my bridal shower since I knew family wanted to get me some things. DH and I were moving across the country 3 months after the wedding, so the gifts I had picked on the physical registries were very strategit (light, not breakable, or something I needed to replace like pots and pans).

    I did the honeymoon registry mainly for my DH’s half of the family. I knew that everyone on my half would give me cash, so I wasn’t worried. DH’s family is more “American” than mine (my family are all Russian immigrants, so you will only just get money) and we didn’t want to worry about someone on his side giving us a crock pot or other physical gift that we would need to deal with in our move.

     

    Our honeymoon registry was great! Essentially, its just cash, which was a huge plus for us considering all of our expenses for wedding/honeymoon/move across the country. We used the cash we got, but not necessarily for what we said we were going to use it for. We really did want to, though! Someone bought us a “sunset cruise” but the weather was a bit too crappy to actually go out for it. No one asked for pictures of the things we did though–phew.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    MeandMyLouboutins:  we had a honeyfund and a traditional registry. We got a number of young friends use the honeyfund, which I loved because I could thank them for the experience we used it for! We had a number of people use the traditional registry and we also had a number of people who gave us cash.

    Post # 7
    Member
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    MeandMyLouboutins:  I as well am doing the Honeyfund registry rather than traditional home goods/gift registry. We already live together and have virtually everything we need.

    Post # 9
    Member
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    MeandMyLouboutins:  We had a honeymoon registry as well as amazon and bed bath and beyond. No one gave us straight up cash gifts – if they brought a check to the wedding – they promised it via honeyfund then gave the check there.

    More people did our amazon and bed bath and beyond registries though. I think that only about 12 people used our honeyfund.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee

     

    MeandMyLouboutins:  A lot of people have said they preferred giving us an experience off our honeyfund registry instead of household items since they knew we have a pretty well-stocked house and really don’t need anything (my FI has a habit of ordering anything online that we need immediately after we agree on it so we’re not really in the market for a new vaccuum or kitchen appliance lol)

     

    I did create a small BBB registry for my bridal shower but even for that, guests have split between buying items from the site and getting us activities/experiences off the Honeyfund site. We do have a lot of guests who traditionally give cash so they acknowledged the site but consider it more of an item registry and would rather give us money in person.

    Post # 12
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain

    So we don’t get married for 2 more weeks, but everything on our wanderable registry was purchased. I have a small family that wasn’t able to leave the country ever so they were more than excited to help us enjoy special activities 

    Post # 13
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain

    Also we did a small macys registry. most of the registry was $50+ & no one has bought anytbing off from that. We thought it would be a nice option if people didn’t like the wanderable registry.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1303 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

    We will also set up a honeymoon registry.  We are 45 (me), he is 53.  Everyone knows both of our homes were established when we moved in together.   

    Post # 15
    Member
    1981 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    My sister did a honeyfund. One person gave to the honey fund. Others brought cash to the wedding and many brought physical gifts. 

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