Post # 1
Hello everyone! Okay so here’s the deal. I need some serious help. We want to go to iceland for our honeymoon. think that sounds crazy? google it, that place is what dreams are made of.
so we are going to use honey fund as we’ve been together 6 years and really don’t need traditional gifts.
Has anyone used this before? How does it work? Should we just book everything and then use the gifted money to pay ourselves back? I can honestly say I have no idea how this works. I’m sure the site has some answers but it’s always nice to hear it from someone who has actually used It. I feel like Ive learned a lot about weddings over the years but never anything about honeymoons.
Thanks for the help!
Post # 2
Place is what dreams are made of…. I agree! It’s hands down one of the most beautiful and diverse places we’ve been to! (here’s my recap if you want to see a sample itinerary: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/iceland-picture-recap/)
As far as the honeyfund goes, it’s basically just a site that gives you money so it not like you really have to wait for it to book anything. I’d just book everythign and use it to ‘pay yourselves’ back unless you actually need the money in hand to pay for anything.
Post # 3
We are using a honeyfund. Don’t count on the money of others. Just book the honeymoon you can afford. If people contribute- great! Use it to pay yourself back.
Suggestion- one idea that we are using and has gone over well, we are using the honeyfund as an excuse to take more pictures (usually forget). If someone buys us dinner we will take a picture at dinner and include the pic in the thank you card. Same with activities. We are not asking for hotel or airfare.
Post # 4
I was just checking out your thread and noticed that I commented on it back in 2013 that we were hoping to go in 2015… and now it’s 2015 and DH and I will be leaving for Iceland 5 weeks from today! Haha, too funny!
OP, I am not familiar with how honeyfunds work, but you should definitely go to Iceland! We are leaving soon and I am so excited!!
Post # 5
yay!! That is awesome! You’re gonna love it. We’ve discussed going back since I just discovered WOW airline has direct flights from BOS for less than $350 at times. 🙂
Post # 6
Less than 350!! That’s amazing! Ive never travled overseas on my own. Went to Italy for two weeks through school so I’m a little intimidated but I’m not going to let that stop me! I’m a little nervous about the cost so we might have to postpone our honeymoon until the spring …. Sad but we’ll need every penny gifted. Also thanks so much for sharing your trip pinkshoes!!!!
Post # 7
Honeyfunds are considered tacky. Just ask for nothing and people will usually give you the money anyway.
I love Iceland though. Was going to go there this summer but instead we’re going to the mediterranean.
Post # 8
i used honeymoon wishes – another version of honey fund. Basically you set up “experiences” and ask people to fund, ex: wine and cheese picnic by the Effiel Tower, or jazz concert and put a price that would cover that experience. if you need the money to take your honeymoon, then take some time to research “experiences”. People seemed to like the variety of adventures we wanted to go on.
Post # 9
hmmm can’t say that I woud agree about honey fund being tacky most people we spoke too about it loved the idea and can’t wait to “buy us dinner” in iceland. Or some other fun adventure. Ive asked on a facebook group i belong to and the girls loved the idea especially for a couple like us. We don’t need gifts for the house or anything like that because we aren’t just starting out. We have everything we need and for me, for us that would be tacky… Taking gifts when we don’t need them. But posting pictures and having the friends who donated able to sort of be a part of our trip seems much more enjoyable for everyone involved.
I will definitely look into the different things we can do there. Like glacier hiking, cave exploring and the hot springs. I know some of our friends parents we’ve known for most of our lives are really excited to use the funding site as long as we send a post card hehe.