Post # 1
Are you signing up for a honeymoon registry? My FH and I already have almost everything we need, after owning our own houses for so long. We would love if as a wedding gift people could contribute to our honeymoon. How does it work? How do you let people know? Is it worth it?
Post # 3
We did a honeymoon registry through thehoneymoon.com. It was SO easy to set up and our guests really used it a lot (89% of our total amount was gifted).
With ours, you could either plug in your destination and work off of their template, or start your own from scratch. We went to Montreal, so I had to add in most of the items we asked for myself (which was actually a lot of fun). Basically, you put in descriptions of the things you need and what you want to do, and then attach a dollar amount to it (ie- “1 night in our luxury hotel suite at Hotel X” $150 x 7 nights, or “Romantic Meal at Restaurant X” $200 x 1). Basically, guests can “buy” you any of those things, but what really happens is that they site cuts you a check. (Most places take out a percentage in processing fees. You can avoid that by setting up your own site and paypal account, but that was too much of a hassle for me).
We spread the word among guests and wedding party members that that was our gift of choice and put the link on our wedding website.
Post # 4
my mother got all offended and said it was tacky and not to do that….
but I still am considering doing a honeymoon registry, especially with this hard economic time
Post # 5
I am doing one, I think its the neatest thing ever! We’ve lived together for 6 years, bought our house 4 years ago and have 2 kids, so we really don’t need anything to “start out.” I wanted to do a honeymoon registry because we are struggling a little bit with our honeymoon budget because of wedding costs, but I didn’t want to sign up for a website that charges you fees for money that is yours, I think that’s silly. So I was looking at my newfound sister’s wedding website (long story) and she had Honeyfund.com listed on her registry, so I went to check it out expecting to see the same processing fees. But no! It’s completely free! You just sign up, add on anything you want people to contribute to, whether it be your airfare, hotel, dinner, drinks, down payment on a house, etc. You do it in increments so you aren’t asking too much for each item, for example, if your hotel cost is $500, then you might ask for 10 gifts of $50 each. When your guests select something they have the option to mail you a check, give you cash at the wedding, or pay through paypal.
Here’s an example http://www.honeyfund.com/SampleRegistries
For the record, I definitely don’t think its rude, because as a guest I would rather contribute to something that the couples really want rather than something that they don’t need. I can see how it used to be taboo, but times have changed. Everyone always recommends making a small regular registry at a store also for those who are not on the bandwagon of contributing money. I’m still trying to decide on that, though.
Post # 6
We use The Honeymoon for our clients. They have a great site, and pay promptly.
Post # 7
We have one! We’re using Traveler’s Joy. Highly recommended! Easy to use, very attractive site, super fun! Our guests LOVE IT!
Post # 8
We are also using Travelers Joy. My shower invites just went out, and my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor put info of the website on the invitations to the shower, as well, we put the information on our wedding website (then a sticker with the website on the invitations!) We did a lot of research, and although Travelers Joy took a small portion of the costs, it was a MUCH more attractive looking site, easy to customize and came highly recommended by various wedding websites and different companies (CNN, the KNot etc.) so we decided to go with that. So far, our families LOVE the idea!!!!! (we will see what happens at the shower haha)
Post # 9
My FH and I are the same way. We have everything we need for our house. I didn’t like that the honeymoon registries took a percentage of the money given, so instead we are stating on our invitations and wedding website “Since we have lived together for so long, we have everything we need for our house. Instead of a typical registry, we are asking for assistance in paying for the honeymoon of our dreams!”
Post # 10
We are using Honeyfund.com – and it was so much fun to set up. I was a bit worried what some family members would think but they all thought it was a great idea and recognize that we have a lot of the household items at this point already, and they know what big travelers we both are.
We have also set up a smaller “traditional” registry for a few items just to give people the option, but we’re hoping most will just buy off the honeyfund!
Post # 11
we used the honeymoon.com and had a few gifts.. would have had more but people didn’t use any of our regitries that much.. we mostly got cash!
Post # 12
We are doing both a honeymoon registry and a small traditional registry at Target. The honeymoon registry I’m using is honeyfund. com. It’s completely free and let’s you manage the gifts given.
Post # 13
We used Honeyfund also…we had almost our entire Honeymoon paid for! (only shopping and food wasn’t covered!) Definitely the way to go.
We used CIE tours in Ireland, we didn’t want to drive. Breakfast and Dinner was included and once they found out it was our honeymoon they treated us like royalty. Ask for Dermot Honan as your guide if you go…he is awesome!!