Post # 1
So… we don’t think we can afford a honeymoon, so I have an idea of just doing the honeyfund registry, and nipping the Macy’s and Bed Bath and others in the butt. We’re on a tight budget since we’re paying it all ourselves..and we didn’t even have much to begin with. LOL
Is that a good ideA? Has anyohe else done that?
Post # 3
@angie.derek.anderson: I myself think it’s kind of tacky. Iam sure you will get cash gifts on your wedding day, perhaps you can use that to fund your honeymoon. I would also register, most of those things will be purchased for you during your shower, and probably things you will need anyway for your home together.
Post # 4
I’m not familiar with HoneyFund. Is it one where guests can buy you different “items” for your honeymoon?
i.e. a couples massage, a dinner out, etc?
Or is it purely just asking for monetary donations?
I know it all just comes to you has money, but I think it’s slightly better if they are buying you “experiences” rather than just donating money.
Just be aware that some people will decide they’d rather give you a physical gift rather than money and if you don’t have a registry for physical gifts they will get something that they think you want/need.
Post # 5
@angie.derek.anderson: You’re certainly able to do whatever you want.
If it’s the only option you’re presenting people with, I do think you’ll get more donations through the honeymoon registry than physical gifts, since they have no other registry to choose from.
Are you asking if some of your guests will think it’s tacky? I’m sure some will. As a guest, I personally wouldn’t like the feeling of being forced into giving cash, but I’d do it since it’s what was being asked.
We’re also paying for our wedding for ourselves, and are considering dropping our honeymoon because other costs are increasing. If we end up having to do that, we’ll have a small getaway (like maybe a B&B or go to the beach for a day or two), and then have our big honeymoon for our 1 year anniversary.
Post # 6
Another thing to consider: older relatives and friends of the family who do not know how to use computers or don’t have access to a computer won’t be able to use it. There will also be the kinds of guests who love to buy physical presents they can wrap up and give to you, especially if you are having a shower. Make it easier on them AND yourself and just add a few things to a Target or Bed Bath and Beyond registry. That way they know what you actually like and you don’t end up with stuff you hate.
Post # 7
Thanks for all the input ladies or gents! I don’t think I’m having a shower..Me and my hubby live in GA and everyone else is in CA..we don’t have enough money to go out there before the wedding =(. And even if I had a shower, I would be telling them to send it to my house since I wouldn’t be able to bring all the packages back. As for the wedding day, I don’t think anyone will bring presents since they know we’re not from around there lol. But there yeah, I think I’ll stick to maybe one registry for things around the house. We’ve been living together for a few years now, and have pretty much accumlated most of what we need..I just figured instead of spending it on “dust collectors”..it could be spent on snorking in the ocean or whatever! =)
Post # 8
@kate169:that is a really good point.
When I started setting up my registry my mom asked me why told me that Asian people only give money (the older Aunts/Uncles, Grandma)..she was like they won’t know how to use/find the registry..and I said well all my cousins do.
Post # 9