(Closed) Asking for honeymoon donations versus a gift registry

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
30400 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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

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