(Closed) Honeymoon Registry????

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There are different sites where you can list gift items that people can purchase for your honeymoon. Some of the big ones are honeyfund and traveler’s joy. My honeymoon is a carnival cruise, and they also have something through their site. Anyway, you list things like paying for your room, airfare, dinner, drinks, massages, excursions, whatever you will be doing and have a dollar amount and how many you would need.

I looked at doing one, but wasn’t too happy about the amount of money that they take from you or your guests. I had thought about doing one through honeyfund, but the  only way they didn’t take some of the money is if people would just bring the money to your wedding for the actual gift and I figured that if they were doing that, why go through honeyfund, they could just bring money to the reception.

My friend’s sister did one for her wedding a few years back and they got a lot of people purchasing stuff for them on it. Just know that some people don’t feel like it is a good idea and would rather purchase you a gift for your home instead.

Post # 4
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s a hugely debated topic as to whether or not it’s proper etiquette to ask for those who want to give gifts to contribute towards the honeymoon, so you’ll find lots of posts about that.

Essentially, there are several websites (just google honeymoon registry…you’ll see) or travel agents who provide you the opportunity to register for honeymoon experiences, just like you would plates and coffee pots. For instance, you could register for your airfare, or hotel upgrade, or special meal, or hot air balloon ride, or snorkel trip as items on your registry that you want. Guests could then visit the website and choose what experience they want to contribute to and pay in a variety of ways.

Some charge a fee, some do not. Check out honeyfund.com for some sample registries.

Post # 5
10363 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@calico61979: Actually, Honeyfund does not take any money, regardless of how they give it to you. I used Honeyfund. They did not take a cent. Paypal does take a percentage if people pay via credit card, but that is standard and has nothing to do with the honeymoon registry.

We successfully used Honeyfund and got over $5000 in gifts through it!

Post # 7
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My travel agent is doing one for us. We just put the phone number and website in invitations, and then the agent will put together a little certificate and match our wedding colors, etc.

We have had one person do it for the shower gift so far! Pretty cool!

Post # 9
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Crisark: haha. At our place it was really cool, because when I opened it it came looking like a gift certificate. My friend actually photoshopped our heads onto a pic of a couple hugging a dolphin and put it in a frame (she knew that I really want to swim with the dolphins and knew that this could help towards it)…

but later that night when I re-looked at it, it said this is just a receipt. So it’s actually money paid towards your honeymoon. I love it this way because it just comes off our total that we pay the month before we leave. They book all excursions,etc so this could help towards that!

Post # 10
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Crisark:Regarding not registering for your shower or wedding… if you’re planning on having a shower, you should register somewhere.  The point of a shower is to open physical gifts, so if you have a shower and don’t register you may wind up with some wacky gifts.  If you don’t need physical gifts, I’d decline the shower.

Post # 11
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Crisark: At Honeyfund the money goes directly into your PayPal account so technically you can use it for it whatever you want.  We only registered for restaurants and other activities, not plane tickets or hotel and we had a good response.  Just do it!  You won’t regret it:)

Post # 12
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I want to bump this to get info from more Bees who have used honeymoon registries recently.

 What was your experience? Did you get any feedback from guests?

We really want to do a honeymoon registry but there are so many, I can’t decide which is best!

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