Post # 1
My fiance and I have been livign together for 5 years, so we do not need any household items or anything really from a wedding registry. What we would like is a really nice honeymoon getaway!
Any suggestions for a honeymoon not too expensive?
I also heard of someone setting up a honeymoon account and website on their own because many of the wedding registry companies take a percentage of what is collected as a fee. Is this true? How do you go about setting up a personal site and registry?
I don’t want any specific registry (i.e Sandals) I just want a general registry where we can take the money and go anywhere we want. (Carriben Cruise, Hawaii ect.)
Post # 3
Honeyfund.com does not take a cut. We went with that!
Post # 4
We also went with honeyfund.com. The etiquette rule is that you should be able to pay for your honeymoon, so you should already have it booked before the wedding, but anything you want people to contribute to should be excursions or upgrades from what you would normally buy (like an upgraded hotel room).
Post # 5
We use The Honeymoon. They have a great website, pay promptly, and the bride & groom receive 100% of what gets contributed.
Post # 6
We are using honeymoonwishes.com and we love it.
Post # 7
We used TravelersJoy and are really happy with it. I agree that you should not count on the funds collected to pay for 100% of your costs, just see it as an extra bonus.
Also, we found that some people who are older or not tech savvy, really wanted to walk into a store to buy and wrap a gift, so we set up a small Crate & Barrell registry. Even though we have been living together for 5 years, it was nice to upgrade and get some nice stuff.
Post # 8
A note from the gift giver. I have been to a few weddings that had honeymoon funds. I do not like them. To me it is asking for money and I think that is tacky. However, you know your family and friends best.
I have lived with my FH as well for 3 years so we are asking for “wishes” and upgrades as well as things such as sporting equipment for the two of us like tents and sleeping bags. Asking for money, in any form, I find inappropriate. But that is my opinion and others may differ.
Post # 9
@lefeymw: What do you mean by “wishes” and upgrades?
Also, I disagree that registering for a honeymoon is any different than registering for “stuff.” How do you see them differently? Either way, you are specifying what you want a guest to give you (and you know how much it cost), with the implicit request that they spend money on you. In the case of the traditional registry, you are also asking that they spare you the effort of buying the item yourself.
Regardless, most guests actually like registries of some kind because they want to be sure what they give is going to be used/appreciated by the bride and groom. And personally, I would rather give someone an experience during their honeymoon than a set of towels.
Post # 10
I agree with you. I def. do not think honeymoon registries are tacky. This is an experience our family can be involved with. Not just contributing money, but picking excursions they think we would enjoy ect. I think its very appropriate for our situation. Asking for specific items like sporting equipment is the same as asking for specific things like honeymoon excursions or contributions.
Post # 11
I think this is an awesome idea!
Post # 12
our-destination.com! you pick where you want to go, and what you want to register for, and 100% of all money goes to paying for your trip! No fees or anything. Check it out!
Post # 13
Thanks! Sounds like something looking into!