(Closed) Honeymoon Registry

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
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1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I used HoneyLuna.com. You can describe where you plan to go on your honeymoon, and then you can select different “gifts” to list. For example, we listed a sunset cruise, airline tickets, snorkeling trip, breakfast in bed, champagne and strawberries, romantic dinner,  night on the town, etc. You essentially decide how many and what value to place on each, so you can build in variety (e.g., lunches for $25, dinners or tours for $100, airline tix for $300). Your guests get to select specific items, but you essentially get the cash and plan your own trip.

There are others that work differently – for example, some resorts or travel agencies have registries where you are then tied in to using those specific vendors or you’re deciding your trip in advance.

Most of the independent registries take a % of the gift as their payment for the service they provide, though I’ve heard some are free? And possibly when you work directly through a resort or travel agency, they don’t do this because they earn their money when you take your honeymoon trip.

Be prepared for some people to criticize the honeymoon registry; some believe it’s “tacky” – too much like asking for cash. Our guests thought it was pretty cool, and more than half of our gifts came through the registry. Several people commented that they liked the idea of giving us an experience vs. a “thing.” But our guest list was small – only people who really know and love us – and they know how much we value experiences over things in the first place.

Post # 5
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We are using depositagift.com and love it. It works similar to the way @NotYourTypicalBride described. I think the fee is a bit less though and Deposit A Gift lets you choose who pays for it. All of the services charge something or they clutter your page with ads. The fee made sense to us because its a good service that’s helping us do something that we couldn’t otherwise do and it’s still less than tax and shipping. Some people will tell you that honeyfund is free but it really isn’t because if you go that route it is in the form of IOUs and they put ads on your site, which I know some people don’t mind, but I really wanted something a bit nicer that felt more like a regular registry. Or you can use their paypal option and pay to upgrade your page for no ads, but I see no point in that when you can get a free webpage with space for all the pics and video you want from DAG with a really slick looking registry tha accepts credit cards (I sort of hate PayPal) and have a phone number in case guests want help. They make set up really easy -> look for the button on the edit registry page that says ‘Rapid Registry.’ I checked and they have a pre-made list for Bali, so your setup would be simple. I can’t say enough good things about our experience with them and guests have said similar things about buying us experiences over unnecessary stuff. I think you’ll find that if you position it right, it works really well ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

glad it was helpful ๐Ÿ™‚ i’m pretty sure the honeymoonwishes fee is a lot more, so i’d definitely checkout depositagift.com have fun and enjoy bali!!! that sounds so amazing. wow.

Post # 10
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45 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

looks like honeymoonwishes is 10% (3% for credit card and 7% service fee). depositaigift is 7.5% all inclusive. not a big difference, but it’s something!

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