(Closed) Honeyfund??

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m using it right now, but I haven’t sent out invitations yet so I’m not sure how it will go. I’m excited though because we are trying to save to buy a house and the honeyfund is really what we need. It’s essentially money but I think it won’t be as upfront as telling guests to only give monetary gifts.

Post # 4
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529 posts
Busy bee

I had a friend who used this and she said only one person, who was older, said something to her and they received a few thousand dollars!!! good luck!

Post # 6
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re using the free version, haven’t sent out invites yet but printed them already highlighting *honeyfund* with asterisks since that’s our main want; we registered for other stuff since i read somewhere you should register for twice as many gifts as you have guests to give them options.  We’re didn’t want to go through Paypal; you can select for guests to write you a check; they can write what they got you in the memo line.

Post # 7
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3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a friend that used this for her registry. I didn’t/don’t have a problem with it. The only annoying thing was that for some reason, it kept saying that I couldn’t use a credit card to contribute, and it wanted my bank account information, which I didn’t feel comfortable with. So I just sent her a check–easy peasy! And the way she set it up was nice–you could contribute to a wine tasting, or a night in a b&b, etc.

Post # 8
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722 posts
Busy bee

I recently encountered this for the first time and I have to say it really bothered me. To go through the whole website, just to write and mail them a check seemed really off to me. Like they were pretending it was something other than what it was -asking for cash.

Post # 9
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2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My understanding of these sites is that you’re not actually buying the couple “dinner on the beach” or “wine tasting” or any other romantic things the site has listed… the site takes their percentage and then cuts the couple a check, which they can use to pay their light bill or whatever.

If I want to give a cash gift, I don’t need a cash registry site to do so.  So I don’t like them.

Post # 10
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I know of other honeymoon registry websites where the gift giver can use credit cards or paypal.  And they send you the funds you have gotten in a check or via paypal.  Not sure about honeyfunds rules though.

I would check honeymoonwishes.com and travelersjoy.com for their policies. They charge a service fee, but that’s probably because they provide the extra payment options and services. 

As a guest, sending a check would be a little weird to me.

Post # 11
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The best way to do it is to set up lots of options with differing amounts – lots for $25, some for $50, some for $100, a few for $250 or $500, and maybe even one or two for $1000 – and to come up with things you’ll use the money for.  Perhaps your guests could buy you a first-class upgrade on your plane ticket, a candlelit dinner on the beach, an excursion to swim in a waterfall, a side trip to visit a castle, a gondola ride, and so on. The more options the better.  Then, when you do those things, take pictures of it, and include that in your thank you note to the people who donated for that purpose, i.e.: “Thanks so much for your generous gift that allowed us to upgrade to first class on our flight to Paris!  We were so exhausted from the wedding and it was wonderful to be able to stretch out and relax on the flight so we could start our honeymoon refreshed.  We felt so pampered! Here’s a photo of us with the personal DVD players they provided – that really kept the eight hour flight from being miserable!”  This way anyone who felt weird about the donation will get a chance to see their gift in action, and will feel like their contribution really made something special for you.

Post # 12
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are currently using Honeymoonwishes.com and have heard nothing but praise about what a neat site/idea it is. I love it, our wedding/shower invites just went out and we have received about $1000 worth of gifts already and only one shipped gift to my parents hous. Good luck.

Post # 13
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@hilsy85: They ask for bank account info if you don’t have a Paypal account. Also, you couldn’t use a credit card because the couple didn’t choose that option when setting up their Honeyfund site. You have to specifically choose that option, since Paypal takes a small percentage of credit card transactions (to cover the fees the credit card companies charge them). We have used Honeyfund, and it’s been a really great experience. Luckily, all our friends use Paypal all the time, so it has gone smoothly! And since they are all older and more established (30s), they really love the idea of supportng our crazy Asian adventure instead of giving us typical registry gifts. We’re sending everyone a picture postcard of us doing the activities they helped sponser so that they feel like they didn’t just “give us cash”, as some of the other posters have complained about…

Post # 15
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185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are using Travelersjoy.com because my friend used it for her wedding and had nothing but good things to say. They do take a percentage but they have multiple ways for people to pay and multiple ways for you to receive the cash. I love it, people have commented that the site is cool and we will be able to afford our fab honeymoon in Hawaii because of it!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@crayfish: Ah ok, I guess that makes sense. I just didn’t like the idea of putting my bank account on there, but like I said, I had no problem writing out a check to the couple. And I was happy to be able to give them what they want–which, in this case, was a contribution to their honeymoon 🙂

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