Looking for a way to word our Honeyfund?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I detest mentions of honeyfunds. I just would not register. It makes the point clear and you can always clarify your living situation if asked about the lack of registry. Your guests know you and your situation and would probably assume to send $$ anyway if you live far and are constantly on the move. 

Post # 6
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

if it’s difficult to word so that it doesn’t sound tacky…it’s tacky.

Just don’t make a registry and people will get the hint.  The whole concept of a registry is to help a family set up a household – not send them on vacation.  

Wants vs. needs

Post # 8
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Meh, I wouldn’t mind.  I’m not a clutch-my-pearls etiquettey type though.  

And I don’t know where you live – but in these parts, if you don’t register, you get a lot of what people think you would want for your house.

Post # 9
3646 posts
Sugar bee

I am always happy to purchase and give what the bride/couple want, for their shower/wedding. I prefer registries of any type and never go off-registry, unless it’s with cash/check. (not even a giftcard, which they may not use). 

Post # 10
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am a HUGE fan of honeyfund!!  We have been living together and we already have everything we need to live comfortably.  We don’t need 2 toasters and 4 blenders.  But what we do want is a vacation and we would never be able to afford one on our own.  We just wrestled with this same problem.  We decided to just print a small paper.  One side has the hotel block info and the other side simply says for more info go to honeyfund.com/blahblah.


I don’t know if it’s tacky but frankly i’m tired of worrying about tacky.  I’m just being honest and direct.  🙂

Post # 11
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I am also a fan of honey funds. Times are a changin and couple are moving in together before marriage and already have homes set up. People are planning on giving you a gift so what’s the difference between a waffle maker you don’t need and monetary gift towards your honeymoon? I think the wording sounds good, it is not tacky and India sounds like a great trip!

Post # 12
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You mention you are “honored” that they are there, and then you flat out ask for cash.  Wouldn’t make me feel very “honored”.

Post # 14
6674 posts
Bee Keeper

@alexysmyzpha:  IMO these are no different than asking for money.  If you don’t need anything at all for the home or to start you out in married life,  then my feeling is you must be in great shape to be able to either afford your own luxury vacation or to save up for one.  

Post # 15
11 posts
  • Wedding: October 2016

Wow, who knew people would poop all over this post? Sharing your opinion of honeyfund is not what OP asked… 


@alexysmyzpha:  This is how we decided to word it on our website:
“While we still have a traditional registry, we decided to add a little something different into the mix! Not only will we be beginning our married lives together in Venice, one of Europe’s most romantic cities, we’ll be able to think of our friends and family throughout the trip who helped make it possible.
In the link below for Honeyfund you’ll find an assortment of activities that we’ve chosen together to make our honeymoon experience truly memorable.”

Post # 16
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@alexysmyzpha:  we registered on travelersjoy.com and everyone that has heard if it loved the idea. Obviously not everyone on here agrees with it, but honeymoon funds are definitely getting more popular. We have two reg registries (Macy’s and BBB) and then the honeymoon registry. Our wedding website lists all three options. If u want to check out how I wrote out either site msg me and I’ll send you the links

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