Home fund along/instead of gift registry

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
Member
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Honestly, I’d just have a small registry and not set up any kind of fund.  People who want to buy physical gifts will do so from the registry – other people will give you money.

Post # 3
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10490 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

From what I’ve seen, the sites out there always take a percentage.  I don’t see the point.  People who want to give cash, will usually write a cheque.

Post # 4
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11722 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would not do this.  It seems really greedy to me.  Your wedding is not a way for you to finance your home. 

If you have a small registry, people will get the hint that you want cash. 

Post # 5
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1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

happilyeverafter29:  A home fund seems unnecessary to me. If people would rather give money than a gift, they will. It’s not uncommon to give money for a wedding. You don’t need to ask for donations for your house, just use the money you get for that if that’s what you want to do.

Post # 7
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3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

OMG, a PayPal house fund. I would friggin’ die.

Post # 8
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21 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think the honeyfund is a great idea and I will be doing it for my wedding. My fiance and I moved to the other side of the country and can’t take physical gifts with us on the plane. Plus, theres an offline payment option on honeyfund. people can make a pledge of what they’d like to give, print off the certificate and put it in an envelope with the money so theres no fee required. they also have individualized contributions (like money towards airfare, champagne and roses, jet skis) so instead of someone giving a toaster t hey’ll be helping give an experience.

The homefund idea is something i’ll pass on tho.

 

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Post # 9
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11722 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

carly12:  To be honest, I see very little difference between a honeyfund and a housefund.  I don’t know why you’d be all for one and completely against the other

Post # 10
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418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Just have a small registry.  Some people always give cash.  They don’t need to be prompted.  Some people will want to give you a physical gift.  If you don’t have a registry, they may just guess at a gift or ask you what you’d like.  The amount of money/gifts I assume I’ll receive for the wedding isn’t enough to worry that I offended people by flat out asking for cash.  

Post # 11
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21 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

JiminyCricket:  I just saw your reply now. I said I personally would pass on a home fund because I dont need anything else for my home. We have been together for enough time to establish all of those things. The honeyfunds purpose is to provide us with an experience. So yes, there is a difference. If someone else wants to get a home fund thats their business, Im simply providing my opinion. 

 

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