(Closed) Honeymoon registry?

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Honeyfund.com is supposed to be pretty cool.  I may give them a try myself.  It is just a fancy way to have people put money in your PayPal account and doesn’t charge the guests a fee (like many others do).

Post # 6
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260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Yeah we did ours with honeyfund.com.  Itw as great to deal with.  We actually added stuff not in the honeymoon.  i.e. furniture, and other random bits.  

I wouldn’t pay a fee for a honeymoon fund.  Since you already have to pay a fee when people paypal you money.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

My Fiance and I ended up going with Thebigday.com. They do charge a 3% fee, but after checking out a bunch of sites, they had cheaper hotel/flight/etc. rates when we booked our honeymoon through them, so in the long run it was more cost effective even with the 3%. Plus I love the way you get to completely customize your registry, which some of them wont let you do.

Post # 8
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383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

we’re using honeyfund.com also

one of the bennies is you can use yuor own travel agent or even make the plans yourself and the "gifts" get sent to your paypal account.

good luck!

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I think it’s tacky to register for money. Especially if it’s your second wedding and many of the same people at this wedding will have given you gifts at your first. I don’t mean to be rude, but I really think it’s tacky….

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

we’re using honeyfund as well. we already have a ton of stuff in our home so our registry is not huge and we wanted to give our guests another option. i dont think its tacky at all, imo…i dont see this as being any different than asking your guests for a blender or a set of spoons. if our guests plan to use it, we plan to take a photo of us doing the activity that was bought for us and include it in our thank you cards.

Post # 11
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

unlike legallyengaged, i dont see this as a registry for money. the honeymoon funds i have seen so far allows the guests to "select" a gift for you, such as a spa package, or your flight. So there are actual qualitative gifts they are getting you. not just handing you money.

i think this is a new cool way to get something useful instead of re-registering for a bunch of home stuff you dont need.

not tack there in my eyes.

Post # 12
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754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

GetMarried, that isn’t how I understood it.  The ones I have looked at are just an illusion of a real (vs. cash) gift.  Even the travel agent I am looking into just puts the "gift" in the form of a check that they send to the couple after the wedding.  I mean, if you think about it, it’s hard to actually buy a couple dinner (one example), what if the restaurant is booked?  Too many factors to account for.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

It’s basically a way to get your guests to give you money, with an indication of how you would spend it.  For instance, you’re asking for $250, saying you would spend it on your rental car.  But you’re asking for $250, and that’s what you get.  We thought about it, since it seems so popular, but decided that it also seems like crossing the line to us.  Why not just register to remodel our house?  For $500, pay to have our old, moldy shower tile torn out… 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

it technically is just cash but the person can feel like they applied it towards something. dont most people bring cash/check to the wedding as a gift anyway. not sure i see how that is any different. also, if its money you need to remodel your house or whatever, why not say you need it, instead of registring for another pot or pan that you dont need? I’m not diagreeing with you, i can see how people view this but what if you really dont need any home stuff? then what? suck it up and have people buy it for you anyway – just so you can return it for cash in the end?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think its along the lines of including the registry with the invitation.  For all those of you who thought that was so tacky…  Sure, if you really have a later marriage, second marriage, you might not need as much house stuff.  In that case, when you spread your registry information "through word of mouth", just let them know that you don’t really need much in the way of housewares but are remodeling, or hoping to be able to afford a nice trip to Europe.  And of course, when you receive a cash gift or gift card, your TY should include a description of how you spent the money – your guests shouldn’t need the honeymoon registry to know what they bought for you! 

And really, once we started thinking about it, we can use a lot of the typical stuff.  Like most folks, our sheets are a little threadbare, our towels are worn, our plates are chipped…  He was married before, and so has a lot of small kitchen applicances – but they aren’t new.  And why should I have to use the leftovers from his first marriage?  I deserve a shiny new KitchenAid mixer of my own!!  We would also like better pots and pans, and we have good knives but need more…  The more we think about it, the more excited we are to send all the old crap to the Goodwill and start new with OUR stuff.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

ohyeah.. i wouldnt include the registry with the wedding invite. our honeymoon registry is on our website and given for my shower. i dont know how many will take advantage of it though. i just thought it was a nice option. we just bought a new home and have so much stuff already that is brand new. i dont have a lot of options on my registries….and we’re going to alaska on our honeymoon. i dont know, if it were me, i wouldnt mind giving someone money to go whale watching, or climb on a glacier – something i felt was memorable. of course everyone deserves new items….im jsut saying what if you already have them? are there any other options out there for brides who dont need the new stuff? just like you would like a new kitchen aid mixer, what if i would like a wine tasting to a fancy restaurant that i wouldn’t otherwise normally have the money to go to? is there really a difference? plus our wedding guest list is over 400 peple and we’re paying for this ourselves. if someone would like to help with the honeymoon excursions, hey why not. back to the original post – in my opinion its not tacky, and i dont consider it asking for money. thats all, no biggie.

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