(Closed) Has anyone else done a honeymoon registry?

posted 8 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Mrs.Tillmann:

 

 

We used honeymoonwishes.com. We got over $2000 in gifts. They came after the bridal shower and a couple of weeks before the wedding.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did a honeymoon registry and a traditional registry at target. I really didn’t think people would take to the honeymoon registry either. But people starting buying from it a couple days before the shower and even more so between the shower and wedding. People like to give physical gifts for the shower and monetary gifts for the wedding. I’m surprised at how many people used my honeymoon registry, though.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think you’ll find a lot of people will just put money in their cards for you as they don’t quite understand how a honeymoon registry works online. We had barely anyone contribute to our honeymoon prior to the wedding but we have super generous friends and family who gushed about how they hoped that their contribution that they put in their card would be helpful to us and how they all wanted photos 😉

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

we did one at honeyfund.com where people “buy” us stuff for our honeymoon…its really hard to explain but you should check it out!!

It makes its so my guests didnt get charged a service fee and neither did we!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Baileyh: I’m using the honeyfund.com one too. I love it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ankdance21 ITS THE BEST. doesnt cost anyone anything. Alot of guests printed of their little paper and framed it for us..so we also got money for our honeymoon AND a lovely frame!! 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, many people consider a honeymoon registry to be in poor taste – kind of like asking your guests to pay for part of the wedding festivities. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My guests preferred the honeymoon registry–especially the younger guests, and especially boys! (I think that was more up their alley than blenders and fine china).  It’s more fun and I think some people liked the idea of contributing to our airfare to a European honeymoon, etc.  If some people don’t like it, or don’t get it, or want to have something they can hand to you, then it is good to have things on a traditional registry also.  Something for everyone!!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re in the beginning stages of planning so we haven’t registered yet but we’ll definitely be doing a honeymoon registry.  My friend who just got married had two traditional registries and a honeymoon registry and the honeymoon registry was the first to get bought out, (and fast!).  everyone loved contributing to their excursions, dinners and hotels.  I think people like contributing to the lifelong memories a honeymoon provides as opposed to a teapot that may get thrown out in a few years.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m on the fence about it. I feel like if you are planning on going on your honeymoon right after the wedding, it should already be paid for. To me honeymoon funds are like saying, “Hey! Pay for our vacation because we didn’t factor it in our budget.”

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Miss Tattoo:

I’m on the fence about it. I feel like if you are planning on going on your honeymoon right after the wedding, it should already be paid for. To me honeymoon funds are like saying, “Hey! Pay for our vacation because we didn’t factor it in our budget.”

It’s not just a vacation, though, it’s your honeymoon.  Once in a lifetime.  My Fiance neither need nor want anything for our house.  We have enough stuff as it is.  We paid for the accomodations and flight to Hawaii for our honeymoon, but after that we’re tapped out. Enter: the honeymoon registry.  I’ve heard people love it, it’s super easy and we’ll still register for a few small things (reluctantly because we seriously don’t need any more stuff) for those who feel uncomfortable with it.  It’s not like we’re asking for people to chip in to pay the caterer.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Is Honeyfund the one that you print out a paper and just mail it with a check to the couple?That one really bothers me-the little paper does not make it any different from asking for cash.

It will probably just depend on your guests and what is accepted in your area/social circle. Honeymoon registries are not acceped at all in mine. Three months is very far out though-have you even sent out invitations?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

This tends to be more of a generational thing. Younger people tend to be totally used to a honeymoon fund and accustomed to dealing with purchasing things online. Older people may not be all that familiar with internet commerce and are more likely to be offended by the idea of a honeymoon registry (my Future Mother-In-Law was scandalized by a honeymoon request she got from some of her friends’ children and refused to purchase from it. She went to Tiffany’s and bought them a paperweight instead)–so they may simply cut you a check in a card or they’re out there buying you a vase instead.

But I wouldn’t lose hope just because people are “meh”–how do you expect people to respond? They’re probably happy to give you something, but it’s on their laundry list of things to do. They’re not going to jump up and down.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

And what’s the worst that can happen if someone thinks it’s tacky?  They get you some useless do-dad you don’t want or need or don’t get you anything at all?  No harm, no foul.  It’s not like you’re going to go into “tacky wedding practices” jail or get shunned or something.  Hell, if someone shunned me for doing my honeymoon registry I’d be grateful to not have to deal with someone so stuffy and petty anyway.

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