(Closed) gofundme ??

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Posted from another thread I commented on: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/we-dont-need-giftshow-do-i-tell-everyone-that-politely

You will find a ton of opinions on this on the Bee. Generally, it is frowned upon to ask for money or specific gifts (e.g. Honeymoon fund) with the exception of certain cultures where it is expected.

Most will advise putting in the link of your wedding website on the information card in your invitation and on the site, put your honeymoon fund information (but no, “we love money” type verbiage). Other than that, you may rely on word-of-mouth to spread the word.

I still would encourage a small registry in the event that 1) you have a shower thrown in your honor or 2) someone just doesn’t want to give a cash gift. (In my experience, people who are financially strapped seem to prefer giving a tangible inexpensive item than tucking $20 into an envelope. Also in my experience, people who are more like acquaitances, such as work colleagues, tend to prefer giving gifts rather than cash as well, even in the form of a honeymoon fund.)

FWIW, I would like to point out that this is not “donating” to your honeymoon. You are not a charity or a political organization. Rather, your guests are still giving your a gift – a gift of cash or experience. There are specific honeymoon registries available e.g. http://www.honeyfund.com/.

Post # 5
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didn’t do a honeymoon registry, so I don’t know if any of these are good. We had one couple that did the Honeyfund.

http://www.travelersjoy.com/

http://www.honeymoonwishes.com/

http://www.thehoneymoon.com/

And here is information from CNN regarding honeymoon registries. One BIG thing to watch out for would be fees. Some of these sites can take a sizeable chunk from what your guests are gifting!

Our friend that did the Honeyfund set it up in a way that we can mark off specific activities but we would either mail them the check or hand it to them in person, thus avoiding fees.

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