(Closed) Honeymon registry… is it worth it?

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

The problem with honeymoon registeries is they’re a lie.  Say you register for a $100 excursion and someone buys it.  The company then sends you a $93 check.  They keep a portion of the money and send you the rest as cash.  No excursion was ever purchased.  It’s then up to you to book and use that money for it’s intended purpose.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve heard there actually are honeymoon registries where you can register for excursions, etc., and then they’re already booked. I’m not sure which registries these are, though.

We’re using Traveler’s Joy. It’s relatively inexpensive fee-wise, you can set up everything about your gift (how much it costs, pictures, descriptions, how many you need, etc.), but you book everything yourself. You can get the money sent either throguh a check, bank account transfer or Paypal. I think it’s more fun this way–plus, if we run into any issues in Europe on our honeymoon, we have a little extra cash instead of a bunch of money tied up in excursions. Pretty much all the guests we’ve spoken to about the honeymoon registry loved the idea–and I put a decent amount of work into it, so it’s pretty cool, if I do say so myself. 😉

This is my honeymoon registry, if you’d like to check it out. 🙂 

http://www.travelersjoy.com/calebandrachel

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think they are worth it. We are using Honeyfund.com  It’s free, unless you want to upgrade to the premium layout, which is $39. I didn’t upgrade. You set it up with your PayPal account, and the money people give you, goes into Paypal. They do charge you on any money you receive. For example, for $1500, they took $40 of it. Yes, if my aunt would have just given us the check, we would have gotten all the money.. BUT I think it makes it easy for people because they can pay with their cards.

 

I put our honeyfund registry info on our wedding website, and sent the wedding website address out on the reception cards at the bottom. Hopefully, we get a little more love…  🙂

 

As far as the excursion thing, if it automatically booked you for a time and place….who is to say you wanted to do it at whatever time and date they set up. I’d much rather do it myself.

 

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