(Closed) Honeymoon Fund- Who has the best one?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve heard Honeyfund mentioned quite a bit.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used honeyfund.com becaue they are completely free for a basic contribution website.  You can customize your items however you want and they give the guests the option of paying by check, cash at the wedding or by paying through paypal if you have a paypal account.  They don’t take any kind of fee.  They do have upgrade options where you can pay for a more personalized website.  I think they are neat but wasn’t too concerned with having a better website since they are all for the same thing.  Here is the link http://www.honeyfund.com/CreateaHoneyfund

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am using Honeyfund, and we have loved the service.  We did pay for the upgraded website, because it looks way cool and we thought it was a reasonable fee.  Fast, easy, and free for the guests to use, which makes me happiest of all 🙂 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We used TravelersJoy.com for our honeymoon registry – so far we’re very pleased with how it has been managed.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am using MyRegistry.com’s free cash gift fund service to create my Honeymoon Fund, and have gotten really positive feedback from our guests about how tastefully done this was.  In addition to your honeymoon fund, you can also have a universal gift list on MyRegistry.com.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Most charge a fee, but some don’t (as mentioned by PPs).  The ones that I’ve checked (we’re doing a house fund) seem offer two options.  First, the fee will be deducted from the amount given.  This could range from 3.5-8%.  Second, the giver may have the option to cover the fee themselves.

One PP made a good point on another thread.  The fee is the same, or less than sales tax, in most cases.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

We use The Honeymoon. They do charge the person giving the gift a small transaction fee, ( credit card fees are crazy!), but the bride and groom receive 100% of what is contributed to the registry. However your wedding guests may be able to call your travel agent directly and apply the funds to your trip, with no fee involved.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have a friend who thought about doing a honeymoon fund but in the end just didn’t register.  People just gave them $$$$ – no fees or website necessary.  Just throwing that out there.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow I never heard of this before. How interesting! I will have to look into it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ha! My mom does!

My website directs people to my moms email and phone number and she is in charge of telling them:

‘Ryan and Hayley would really appreciate a contribution to their New York honeymoon’ …

I love her and after looking at all the online sites, i just thought that it needed to be simpler and when i asked, my mom was comfortable taking on the role. 

 

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