(Closed) Honeymoon gift registry – Yay? or Ney?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are using honeymoonwishes too.  I also registered at bedbath for the older family members and work.  The feedback I’ve gotten so far is… "we will just give you the money" "super cool, better then buying you a plate" etc… so we shall see. I hope it works out great for us. 

Post # 5
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898 posts
Busy bee

I went onto wedding wishes to check it out. Under the FAQ’s, the charges are explained. They say that a 7% service fee is charged for each gift, and you can choose whether it gets added to the gift cost, or if it is taken out of the total instead. Credit card gifts are charged an extra 3%.

So basically, you don’t pay a flat fee, they just take 7% of your gifts money or they charge your guests an extra 7%.

Post # 6
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898 posts
Busy bee

If you’re unsure about that site…check out Honeyfund.com…apparently that is free, aside from any charges incurred by your paypal account (It’s all done through PayPal, and sometimes they charge for transactions).

I want to say one of the other Bees are using Honeyfund.com….But it would take me forever to backtrack and find out who.

Post # 7
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662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

I just set up my honeymoon registry a few weeks ago.  We’re in the same boat, have lived together for years (were even roommates before we started dating!), so we really don’t need much in the way of traditional registry gifts.

 

I was going to go with a service like honeymoonwishes.com, but after reading how much they all charge for the service, I instead decided to do my own!  If you have a wedding website and a paypal account, all you need is to plug in the quantity and description into paypal, and they generate a "add to cart" or "buy now" button, then you just paste into your website html editor.  PayPal charges a heck of a lot less, as I’m sure all you ebay-ers knnow.

 

This probably wouldn’t work if you have one of the basic websites like the Knot offers, but we got ours through Go Daddy, and it included Website Tonight website building software.  It was all actually pretty easy, you can have a look at what we did if you like.

 

http://www.morganandalex.com/

 

But we also did a small "regular registry" on Amazon for those not into the honeymoon registry concept.  Amazon was great because it allowed us to get non traditional things like patio chairs and sleeping bags.

Post # 9
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662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

Since I received several PMs asking about how I set up my website honeymoon registry, I thought I would post this for everyone to see:

 

I got the wedding package from Go Daddy (scroll down about halfway down the page on the right).  http://www.godaddy.com/gdshop/personal_solutions.asp?ci=9033

The software that comes with it is super easy to use, they have lots of tutorials, and templates for wedding websites (or you can do your own graphics like I did).  I really like that it gives a lot more flexibility than the free wedding pages, or even paid for ones like Wed-o-rama.

Regarding setting up the honeymoon page, everyone that has seen it thinks it’s such a neat idea.  I had to e-mail Go Daddy to figure out how to add the Paypal stuff to my site, here is the info: 

To Add Google® or PayPal Services

   1. Log in to your WebSite Tonight account.
   2. From the Design menu, click Page Designer .
   3. If necessary, from the You are editing list, select the page you want to edit.
   4. Click the block you want to edit. Blocks are outlined in blue.
   5. Position your cursor where you want to add he Google® or PayPal JavaScript code.
   6. Go to the Insert tab, from the Extras icon, select Script.
   7. In the Enter JavaScript box, enter or paste the JavaScript code you got from the Google® or PayPal service.
   8. Click OK.
   9. In the Edit Content window, click the HTML tab.
  10. Position your cursor where you want to add the HTML code. You should position the cursor beneath the script placeholder image.
  11. Enter or paste the Google® or PayPal.
  12. Click OK.

To generate the script from Paypal to insert on your page, go here:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_wp-standard-overview-outside

Just follow the instructions on the site, it’s really easy once you are going through the steps, I promise!

Post # 11
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used honeyfund to set up our honeymoon registry and it’s been great so far!  We’ve gotten a lot of positive responses from guests and received a few gifts through the PayPal option!  It’s true that paypal does take 3% from the cost of the gift but it seemed pretty nominal to us and worth it!  You can break down a lot of the bigger ticket items into smaller amounts so most of the things we listed were anywhere from $10 to $150.  3% off those amounts really didn’t make a difference to our overall cost of the honeymoon.  Hope that helps, good luck!

Post # 12
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

these were all good ideas! my good girlfriend got married and registered for REALLY expensive gifts at Macy’s in order to deter people from BUYING them gifts and giving them money instead towards their honeymoon. An outsider looking in might say that it seems kind of rude, but if you know her, thats totally her style and people were okay with it!  the honeymoon fund websites are an awesome idea though! 

Post # 13
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are also doing a honeymoon registry. We are using travelersjoy.com. It is free to set up but I think they do charge 7% off the total amount given. I like the website b/c I am computer illiterate and it is easy to use. We also registered at Kohl’s and Target though for shower gifts and whatnot. It is easy to notify your guests, they have a print out you can use and just make copies and use a paper cutter to cut them in quarters. Good Luck!

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