(Closed) honeymoon fund donations on wedding website

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We registered on myregistry.com and there is an option to do a “fund”.  People can donate through paypal on the website, or sometimes people will just get the picture and give the money straight to you.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Other than linking to something like myregistry where your guests would learn what you wanted,  it would be a complete no no to ask for donations to cover your honeymoon.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

It does depend on your group of friends and region…  I think its a bad idea myself and the one person I know that did this got a lot of bad stuff said about them. However, other people are OK with this and so are their group of friends. Only the person getting married really knows what acceptable among their friends and family.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was invited to a wedding.  They asked for “donations”.  I was really insulted.  I don;t know why. I like registires.  I guess i’m just weird!

Post # 9
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@eholland: hey, I only suggested myregistry!  No etiquette advice here.

Post # 10
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112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@eholland no worries I won’t bother you with any thoughts again. Have a great night.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

why don’t your try honeyfund.com? 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well, I consider myself properly spanked for my response.

I thought that as you stated you were going to include a link to your registry but were also asking for “some way for people to donate to a honeymoon fund”, that you were not planning to create a honeymoon  registry.

I actually thought that mabe you didn’t know it would be considered a breach of etiquette to ask for donations on your wedding website (other than including a link to any registries).

Apparently you do. Sorry about that!
 
 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hmm, interesting. I posted an alternative suggestion to the OP (honeymoon registry) and defended those who the OP blew up at and now my comments have been deleted. Would a mod care to explain the logic? This is getting ridiculous. You may as well shut down the site if we’re no longer allowed to disagree. For the record, my comments were in no way “catty”, like the OP claimed they were. Talk about frustrating!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

To the original poster, my DH and I looked at doing this when we were setting up registries, etc.  The thing that I didn’t like about most registries was that they took ~5-10% off the top.  I didn’t like that idea from a respect stand point.    What we decided to do was use a website http://www.alternativegiftregistry.com and put specific items on that list (i.e. helping with specific things, a few of the housewares we didn’t have, gift cards to local business/farmers markets or assisting with specific elements of our honeymoon).  

You might be able to do something similar with requesting specific items (i.e. a gift card to a nice hotel in the places you were planning to go, gas cards, national park yearly pass, etc). My one recommendation if you go this route is to be extremely specific!   

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We registered at 2 stores for traditional gifts but then also registered on honeyfund.com for specific items we wanted for the honeymoon (excursions, drink packages, etc…). 

I really liked honeyfund actually although it wasn’t a big hit! 🙂  Most of the guests gave cards with cash or traditional gifts.  Honeyfund allowed people to pay through paypal and one guest still gave a check but indicated it was to go for a certain excursion.

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