Post # 1
So, my fiancee and I decided to nix a registry and simply ask for honeymoon donations if people would like to donate that way. We already live together and have eveyrthing we need so why ask for stuff just because…..we did not want to use a honeymoon site because they take commission and a percentage of each donation. Has anyone ever done this……asked people to contribute to a honeymoon fund if they want rather than a gift?
I was thinking we could set it up on Paypal since it is secure and have peple go about it that way, but not sure of the rules etc….I would love to just place a paypal button on our wedding website if people would like to donate. Other than Paypal, i didnt know how to go about it. USAA suggested sending deposit envelopes in the invites. No way…..that’s so tacky! There has to be another way of going about it. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks all!!! 🙂
Post # 3
Paypal will take a percentage of the money as well unless you specifically request that everyone mark their gift as personal. This topic gets discussed a lot on weddingbee. My suggestion is to do a small registry for people who insist on buying physical gifts and have your family spread the word that you would like cash.
Post # 4
If you don’t want to register for things, don’t register for things.
If you don’t want to register at a honeymoon fund website because they take a commission, don’t register there either.
If you want money, don’t set up a paypal account or ask for donations. It will not be well received by those with any sense of ettiquette.
If you are not registered anywhere, people will get the idea. If they ask you directly, just say that you have what you need for your household. They WILL get the idea.
Post # 5
Have you checked out Traveler’s Joy? Yes, they do take 7% (which, in all of the honeymoon registries, seems to be one of the lowest), but it seems a lot less tacky than saying “Hey, here’s my paypal account, give me money!”. Plus, it’s neat, you can put up your own pictures, descriptions, prices for items, etc. We’re using Traveler’s Joy and I like it a lot! 🙂
Post # 6
Check out honeyfund, still ends up with them givign you money but doesn’t cost anything and still gives them the option of ‘buying’ you something specific 🙂
Post # 7
Honeyfund also doesn’t take money, you have the option to give cash at the wedding, check at the wedding and mail a check. You can set up paypal through them as well.
Post # 8
I agree with honeyfund. It doesn’t cost anything if you go with the basic option. Guest will feel like they are buying you an experience (champagne breakfast in bed, or ziplinning in the rainforest ect..) instead of just giving you money.- Even though thats exactly what they are doing is just writting you and check. Then you can use that money however you like on your honeymoon