(Closed) Honeymoon Registry

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Petunia123:

We are using Sandals honeymoon registry and our guests love it. We have over $2000 of gifts waiting for us at the resort.

I think the cash registries are a little tacky. We looked at Huneyfund and that is just an IOU registry. A little too Kmart for us.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Petunia123:

I too went back and forth on wether or not this is tacky, and the conclusion I came to is, No!  Yes some guests may not like the idea, and may not find it to be their style but it is not tacky.   You are simply asking them to help send you on an amazing honeymoon instead of filling your kitchen.  I used travelersjoy.com and love how the registry turned out.  They also have one of the lowest fees and allow for you to access your funds at ant time. I think the key is to make it fun for your guests.  I added a bunch of excursions to mine and we are letting our guests pick what we do while there, this really makes them part of things.  I plan to take pictures to make a slideshow with to share with everyone when I get back and at the end we will have our Thank You , I think this is way better then a tank you card.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

i am doing one and thought it was a great idea! i haven’t got a lot of gifts on it so far because some people just gave cash instead – which is fine with us too!  i am using honeymoonwishes.com

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I learned about a honeymoon registry for the first time when one of my friend’s had one for her wedding two years ago. I thought it was a fantastic idea!  I really loved the idea of contributing to their honeymoon rather than buying things for the kitchen.

We would like to have a honeymoon registry as well. It’s not that we wouldn’t appreciate physical gifts but they are not needed (as we have been living together) AND it would actually be expensive/ difficult for us to ship a bunch of physical gifts back to the country we are currently living in.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@iHeartCupcakes:

Our friends used honeymoonwishes as well and they had a really good experience.

They went on a Safari and got over $12.000 in gift money. I don’t have the same friends 🙁

We looked a a few resorts. Most of them had their own registries. We went back and forth between Sandals and Couples resorts.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

YOu know what, a lot of people on here will say it’s tacky. BUT it’s become VERY common. Any wedding website you read will suggest honeymoon registries. I’ve seen it on Brides, The Knot, etc. So it might not be the norm, but it’s becoming much more popular.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s fine. Rely on word of mouth to let people know about it–that way you don’t have to tell those who would be scandalized by it.

Post # 10
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373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We were very interested in this until we saw the fees they take off your money gifts to use the registry. For us, the 8-10% the websites take is not worth it and we’ve decided to nix the idea. I’m sure you could find a free one, just seems risky if its not reputable.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We only paid around 7%. when you add the conveniance for you guests its not much. No gift wrapping shipping and they get a card. We also got a free wedding website which was very nice. I just bought a gift for a baby shower from JC pennies. It cost me $23 to wrap and ship.

I would be very uneasy using a free registry. They have to make money some how. They probably spam your friends or worse run off with the money

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Petunia123: we used honeyfund.com and it was great. It doesnt cost ANYONE ANYTHING.. (usually  the person buying has to pay a 5% surcharge our you lose 5% of what they gave you…its really lame…make sure you check into it!)

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We looked at honeyfund but it was just an IOU registry a little too kmart for us.

How do they make money if its free?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Ashlee9: I think “Kmart” style is a little better then charging your guests to give you a gift….

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Baileyh:

We think there is a value to the service. I don’t mind paying a small fee. the service also included a wedding website, gifts cards etc. for the guests it was really convenient.

We also signed up for Macy’s.Most of the guests are using the registry.

We just didn’t like the IOU registry idea.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We used honeyfund and yeah, it’s a little K-mart-ish, but it worked just fine for us. Several people used it and many others just gave us cash. I personally didn’t think the 7% charge on other sites was worth it.

We also had a more traditional registry for those who weren’t comfortable with a honeymoon registry.

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