Post # 1
My FH and I don’t have a need for “things” so we were going to register for our honeymoon. Does anyone recommend a specific site and if so, why?
We are trying to keep the fees for our guests and ourselves to a minimum.
Any suggestions are appreciated!
Post # 3
From experience reading other posts most people on these boards are not fans of honeymoon registries. If people want to give you a gift and you have no registry they can always write a check or give cash.
Post # 4
We’re using traveler’s joy because it doesn’t charge a fee to the guests and was cheaper overall compared to all of the other web sites.
Post # 5
Honeyfund is a good one. You’ll find some people on here who are against them and some who are for them, it’s all about what you want and are comfortable with.
Post # 6
@mrsbergertobe: We’re using Deposit a Gift and it’s great. The best thing about it is that you can combine registry types – so you can put on stuff for your honeymoon but say you also need a new mixer – you can put that right next to your travel costs! They had a cool tool with premade registries that made it so simple to setup and also made sure we didn’t forget anything.
Post # 7
I know this isn’t what you asked, but I advise not using a Honeymoon registry. Most will charge fees and you don’t get what your guests actually paid for – you just get one big check at the end. And that’s kind of deceiving. Plus, many people see Honeymoon registries as a round-about way to ask for cash and think they are rude. So you’d need to consider your guests and what they’d be comfortable doing.
I suggest not registering or having a small registry and then spread via word of mouth that you are saving up for a honeymoon. People will get the hint and give you cash.
Post # 8
@mrsbergertobe: We are signed up with Honeyfund. I love it. It’s very easy to use. It is free to use. We are like you, dont need “stuff”. Have fun with it. My Fiance and I are paying for our cruise honeymoon ourselves, this honeyfund is for extra things that our friends and family might want to put their money towards “if” they were planning on giving us money for our gift. But we also have two other small registries available Target and Bed, bath and beyond.
Post # 9
I second Honeyfund, my cousin used it and loved it and my best friend is using it for her wedding. The other bees are right that you do get just one big check at the end, but as long as you use it for your honeymoon I don’t think it’s deceptive at all. Plus, it gives you endless ideas for cute thank you cards (I like the idea of including pictures from your honeymoon to show how you used their gift and how much you appreciated it). But just in case, it might be a good idea to register elsewhere in case your guests want to bring a physical gift (otherwise, they’ll buy something random that you might not need).