Post # 1
My fiancee and I live together and we dont really want or need any new kitchen appliances, towels, sheets, etc. We’ve looked into the honeymoon registry but he doesnt like the fees that those websites charge. We’ve discussed having guests donate to charity but we’re not sure yet. Any suggestions??
Post # 3
@amc75: I have lived with my FI for 5 years (we have been together for 9 1/2 years). We have lots of things, but they are not necessarily nice things. So we put together a very small registry of reasonably priced, but upgraded items. There really is no polite way of asking/suggesting any kind of gift or even a donation to charity. If you really do not want a registry, then don’t register. You will likely get some cash gifts and maybe a few toasters/blenders, etc.
Post # 4
you don’t have to pay the fees the honeyfun website charge to have a honeyfund. Many offer a free version. It dosn’t have all the nice pics but that really isn’t necessary.
Post # 5
If you use the Honeyfund website, there is an option to have guests give cash/check only. There is an option to allow them to use a credit card, but there is a fee associated with that. My fiance and I have a Honeyfund with the cash/check only option, and we received our first one in a card yesterday. There is a paper they print out that they can add a message to if they wish. It was so easy to put it together and we liked that there were no fees! 🙂
Post # 7
Don’t register. Most people will give you cash, and those people that insist on getting you a physical gift would have done so even if you had made a Honeyfund.
Post # 8
Don’t register, or use a free honeymoon registry. I used Wanderable and chose to pay the extra because I loved the pinterest style page and how it made things so much easier for our guests.
I think it looks super professional! PM me if you’d like to see mine and I’ll send you the link. I think it was absolutely worth the investment and have had so many compliments on it.