Post # 1
My fiance and I decided to do a honeymoon registry since we’re in our 30’s and already have our own home. I’ve seen a lot of discussions on here about whether to do a HR or not, but I was just curious if those of you that did do one did it work well? Did people actually use it? Did you get everything on the list? Basically, was it successful?
Post # 3
we loved our experience with http://www.depositagift.com really easy to use and our guests told us they loved picking out parts of our trip instead of towels. we did have a small macy’s registry for the traditionalists, but honestly, most people used our depositagift registry instead b/c it was way more fun. i think people like living vicariously…lol…but seriously, dag’s interface is super easy to use and they have pre-made registries by destination that you can use if you want, which really helped us figure out how to set it up best. plus i liked looking at what others had done for ideas: http://www.depositagift.com/testimonials one of the best parts was the customer service. it’s just above and beyond. you totally feel taken care of, which was a breath of fresh air.
Post # 4
I think honeymoon funds are a great idea, but I know not everyone loves them. Are your guests tech saavy?
Also, I have a question myself. Are there any places that don’t charge fees or take a percentage for themselves?
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I didn’t do one but a friend did and they got one gift of $50.
Post # 6
i’m thinking of using honeyfund, i like their pre made ones, which you can just take items and add to your own to customize it http://www.honeyfund.com
Post # 7
I’ve not done it, but I’ve had two cousins that have used it, one on each side of the family, and it did not go over well at all on either side. Between the two cousins, only one guest put any money into it, and a lot of people talked down about the couples, saying it was tasteless. However, I know for some people it works well. So I guess I’m just saying it depends entirely on who your guests are and how they feel about honeymoon funds.
Post # 8
We used travelersjoy.com, as did a couple of our friends, and we really liked it. We got really good feedback from our guests, and almost all of our registry “items” were bought. The people that didn’t use the site just gave us money, but those were mostly older relatives that don’t use computers.
Post # 9
I decided to use honeyfund.com and so far I’ve gotten positive comments about it. Nobody has contributed yet but that’s expected because our wedding is still 8 months away.
@ohmystars28 most of my guests are tech savvy so that will help 🙂 I used honeyfund.com and they are a free site. The only charges that you incur is if you use the paypal option. They take out a small percentage of those transactions.
I went ahead and got the premium honeyfund because I didn’t like how empty the free one looked. That was just my choice and definitely not required!
Thanks for all the feedback, I know its impossible to gauge the response since everyone’s guests are different, but it makes me feel better to know that people have had a positive reaction to them 🙂
Post # 10
We did it through Flight Centre…. The set up is great, and so far people have been very responsive to it and we actually have over $1,000 already and that was as of 2 weeks ago and that’s also only from 3 people. They also don’t charge any extra fees.
Post # 11
We are an older couple with all the household items. The thought of registering for crystal and plates = YAWN. My friend used Honeymoon Wishes and they recieved gifts for tours and experiences they never would have induldged in if not for the registry. I see a link here for Honeymoon Wishes so the Hive must be with them. I’ll be signing up soon, I’ve only been engaged two weeks!
Post # 12
My sister did one and just about everything on it was gone. People seemed to like it way more than the traditional registry she also had. I believe she did travelersjoy.com. I didn’t use it, because I believe that website does take out a percentage, so I just gave her cash. I think there are sites out there that don’t collect a fee though.