(Closed) Honeymoon Registry

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
1994 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

BiddyC23:  I’m going to do a honeyfund registry in addition to a couple more traditional registries.  I’ve heard good things about honeyfund, but I haven’t created my registry just yet.

Also, word of advice: The bees get pretty crazy over honeymoon registries and the like.  Expect to get some rude a** responses.  You seem kind of new, so I thought I’d warn you.

Post # 3
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

We did 2 gift registires and 1 honeymoon registry for Disney.

The entire Disney registry was bought out 2 days after starting it and about 2 months before the shower.  If these are considered “rude” “tacky” “offensive” then our guests sure as hell didn’t seem bothered by it. 

And try and convince me, with a logical argument, how it’s rude to register for a honeymoon but not rude to ask for a blender or sugar bowl?

Post # 4
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

A lot of people considered them poor etiquette, but I had one and it went over really well. I would say about half our gifts were from the Honeyfund, a quarter from our traditional registry and a quarter cash/checks. People actually said it was really cool (and yes, they know how it works…. that we end up getting the cash). They still made guests feel like they were gifting us a particular part of our honeymooon. We had people ask us how we enjoyed the couple’s massage, or parasailing or whatever.

It does take a cut of it, but it was worth it to me. It was easy to transfer the money out of the Honeyfund into our checking account.

Post # 4
2024 posts
Buzzing bee

BiddyC23:  Disclosure: I am not a honeymoon registry fan.  However, I ask these questions in a genuinely curious spirit.

1.  You do understand that while you might “register” for different excursions, dinners, etc., that you will not receive vouchers for those things, correct?  You will receive a lump sum check…

2.  …and that lump sum check will be less than the total that your guests wanted to gift you because honeymoon registries charge a service fee for credit card transactions.  Your aunt’s $100 gift becomes a ~$95 one.  [eta: I know that there is a “free” option on these websites, but the “free” option almost never, ever covers credit card transactions–why would you rather your loved ones involve Honeyfund in a check transaction instead of being direct?]

I would recommend that you not register and instruct your parents, wedding party, etc. to respond that you and your fiancé are saving for a honeymoon if people ask.  Everyone knows how to write a check!

Post # 6
2024 posts
Buzzing bee

BiddyC23:  The Honeyfund transactions have the PayPal fees attached (PayPal fees: 2.8% + $0.30/transaction, with more for international payments).  You do have to pay those fees: http://www.honeyfund.com/PayPalSetup.  For every $100 you would pay about $5 in fees, thus netting about $95.

As for proceeding, no one can stop you, but do know that some people won’t understand that they’re just giving you money (they think they’re really buying you dinner/a massage) and may be hurt by what they perceive as deception, and you are virtually guaranteed to have some guests who find this sort of registry to be offputting or rude.  If you can live with that, go with God, I guess.

Post # 8
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

BiddyC23:  We are using honeyfund but opted for cash/ check only. There are no fees this way 

Post # 9
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

BiddyC23:  just a tip- if you want to direct your response to a particular Bee, you have to click “reply” at the end of their post. Typing it out doesn’t work. You can “reply” to any number of Bees in one post.

Post # 10
4044 posts
Honey bee


BiddyC23:  My daughter did the same thing, with her Honeyfund. No paypal = no hidden fees; they received a check/cash gift, directly from the guest, instead. 

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