(Closed) Honeymoon Registry

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i think 2 of the most popular are honeymoonwishes.com and honeyfund.com

i am using honeymoonwishes and am happy with it.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re using honeyfund.com and it’s free 🙂

Post # 8
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567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are going to Disney and they offer a free honeymoon registry once you book with them.  I am very excited about this because my Fiance and I arent the Bed bath and beyond or Crate n Barrel type, so we are doing Target and our honeymoon.  We both don’t expect much, we would rather give than receive, so whatever we get we will be so appreciative for.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

@mshoagie: i think when i first joined it was 7%, now i just checked and it seems to have gone up to 10%, yikes!  i wish i used honeyfund because its free, but too late now, people already started buying.

this is the message the guests can see about what the fee is for, i think its a reasonable explanation.

What is the service charge and handling fee for?

The service charge allows us to manage the bride and groom’s account, host their wedding web page, process orders, handle gift announcements, and provide 24-hour customer service – most importantly, this fee keeps it free for the bride and groom – after all this is their day! Our service fee eliminates other typical registry costs, such as shipping, gift cards, and gift wrapping.

Using this registry allows the couple to pre-book what activities they will be able to do on their honeymoon and have an accurate accounting of all gifts received. This service allows you to give something that the bride and groom really want and will cherish forever, be remembered for taking this time to pick a personalized experience, not forgotten because you thought it easier to give cold, hard cash! We understand that your time is valuable. The honeymoon bridal registry saves you time with the comfort and convenience of purchasing a gift from your home or office.

The handling fee allows us to process your credit card online and cover our electronic merchant systems fee. The handling fee does not include any additional costs – we make no profit from this fee.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We used honeyluna.com. They charge 7%, and you can decide whether that gets added to the guest’s charges or it’s deducted from their gift amount. (We chose the second option because I thought the first option was rude.)

I don’t really get the anti-honeymoon registry argument?? I guess I don’t see it as any different from registering for “stuff.” By the same logic, couldn’t you say that you shouldn’t get a fancy new blender unless you can afford it?

A gift is a gift, and a registry is a registry. For the most part, your guests just want to get you something they know you will like and will make you think of them when you use it!! Many of my guests were excited to choose things like a sunset sail or a snorkel trip as our gift, and they asked about it afterwards. (Who ever asks how you liked the blender? haha) And you can also do the “strawberries and champagne” type of options. One relative even paid for our airfare using the fund.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

This is my problem withhoneymoon registries, since someone said they didn’t understand. I am NOT actually giving a sunset sail or strawberries and champagne. I am writing a check. Some people prefer to give money and some prefer to give gifts. Regular registries are guidelines for which gifts the couple need. To me, honeymoon registries are deceptive ways to ask for cash.

Post # 14
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we’re using honeyfund as well. It’s free, and the only “skimming” that goes on is if your guests choose to use Paypal – otherwise they can reserve a gift on the website and give cash or check at the wedding, in which case you get all the money. Other sites take a certain percentage off the top of each gift, but honeyfund does not.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@mshoagie (I don’t know how to quote) 

So far, we have heard good feedback and a few gifts- most people know our situation and if we were only interested in honeymoons, we looked at honeyfunds.com, but because we also wanted house stuff, just BIG house stuff for our remodel- http://www.uponourstar.com was ideal for us- I think it offers a lot more than just honeymoon- which is nice 🙂  

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