Post # 1
Ladies, need your advice. I heard of this before but not sure where to get info. My fiance and I decided that as a shower or wedding gift, we would like to give guests the option to put $ towards an activity/excursion we want to go to for our honeymoon (ex: couple’s spa, or volcano exploration, etc.). I already have my own place and have more than enough pots and pans/towels/etc. that we don’t need those as gifts. Any idea how to go about this or any company to contact? Thank you.
Post # 3
i wanted to do that also if you happen to get or find any information would you please email it to me? [email protected] thanks!
Post # 4
You might want to do a quick Weddingbee custom search for ‘honeymoon registry’– just enter it into the search box right up there on the right next to the Weddingbee masthead, above the ad column. When I just did, it brought up several old posts that you could read through to see what people have recommended.
I’m sure you’ll get some responses on this thread to help you out, just thought I should point out the Search feature, as it’s incredibly helpful, but a bit hidden if you’re a new member.
Post # 5
A friend of mine did this through Liberty Travel and was very happy. It may be a place to start but, as mentioned, Iäm sure I read about honeymoon regestries on here.
Post # 6
This website is really great. It gives your guests the opportunity to make donations to particular things for your honeymoon, like full body massages or an upgrade in your hotel and for a HUGE mulititude of things, or you can just cash in all the gifts and use the funds anway you want. The coolest part is that they provide you with little cards to put in your invitations that gives the address to where they can make donations.
The thing we have really had fun with is that we can also post information about us, like our story and give updates on wedding preparations, and then on our honeymoon we will try to give daily updates on how things are going.
Some of my family has commented that this site has made it really easy for them to give us a gift, especially since we already have our own house and everything we need for daily life. We are really looking forward to our honeymoon since we are getting a lot of donations/gifts through this website.
Check it out!
Post # 7
I was the same way – both my FI and I have everything we really wanted and figured it would be nice for us to go on the amazing honeymoon we so deserve and want, and since were not going on our HM right after the wedding (weddings in Aug, HM probably in Jan-Feb) we figured we could save up money for somewhere great.
I did a couple of searches and found out most honeymoon registry sites charge you for every transaction (I think the usual was 7% of what a person ‘gifted’ you, ontop of an additional charge if you use PayPal to accept your money, another 3%)
I found a website (the one I am actually usuing) http://www.honeyfund.com and so far, no complaints, I love it. the free service was great but I wanted to spruce it up a bit with their templates and paid the extra $20ish bucks. Its simple and eay to use and you can esentially add any type of activity/exursion your little herat desies.
We added things like cocktails by the pool, help with our airfair, a golf game, renting wave runners etc etc
I hope that helps
Post # 8
Thank you so much, ladies! I’ll definitely check out your suggestions. It’s great we have this nowadays! I can’t imagine opening a box full of pots/pans/spatula and pretending to be excited over it! =) My fiance’s mom said she "didn’t get it" when I told her our idea. She thinks it’s ridiculous that we’re asking for a honeymoon registry. She’s old school and wants us to register for stuff at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, etc. Funny coz I know if we do, those pots & pans are just going to gather dust. I don’t know how our parents did it without internet and cell phones! =)
Post # 9
I have a friend who used honeyfund and it worked out really well for her. I remember that I gave her money towards their flights.
Post # 10
@hazel920 – wow, my fiances mom was the EXACT same way, she is actually piretty p’off about it. She is old fansioned but also I dont think she likes that her ‘friends’ may think her son is asking for a handout asking for money. They’re very hoity toity that way (if thats how you spell it)
We did compromise thought and registered at a ‘regular home store’ there are litrally 10 things on the list and they’re all over like $300 ha ha so we don’t expect anyone would buy us them at all, but those were the only things we needed, which is why we wanted the honeymoon registry in the first place. Oh well that was out comprimise and it made her ‘happier’…