(Closed) Honeymoon Registry Question

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Just say “The honeymoon registry is used for excursions and trip upgrades”. That’s all they need to know.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I don’t know what type of honeymoon registry you plan on using, but they look like a normal registry.  The person buys the excursion instead of a plate, but there’s no obligation to spend the money on that thing that they’d “bought.”  It’s basically just a classy way to get cash.  You may have paid off your cruise, but they don’t know that.  You can essentially fund the entire trip!

 

I’d be happy to share my wedding website and honeymoon registry with you if you PM me.  (I don’t want to post it here because it has our personal/contact information on it.)

 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would make sure that you can get the money refunded IF you don’t use it.  Honeyfund basically transfers the money to your bank account, but if it’s a cruise ship or sometihng, they might just keep any extra money. 

Personally, for the reasons that Christy42213 listed (Specifically,  “The person buys the excursion instead of a plate, but there’s no obligation to spend the money on that thing that they’d “bought.”  It’s basically just a classy way to get cash.  You may have paid off your cruise, but they don’t know that.  You can essentially fund the entire trip!”) – I do not participate in honeymoon funds.  BUT, if you opt to do it,  I would (1) be honest about it (If someone buys you a massage, get a massage, or tell the person) and (2) ensure that you can get any extra money returned to you.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with PP. The less details the better and if you can find a traditional honeymoon registry, that’s ideal. The ones I’ve seen look like this:

– Two Ziplining Adventures! ($200)

– Romantic sunset dinner for two! ($300)

– Snorkeling equipment for the week! ($50)

– Two first class tickets to Paris ($10000)

It’s better when there is a cutesy sentence for each, but I was too lazy to come up with it for my example. The point is that people feel like they really did pay for part of your honeymoon regardless of whether that is the case or not. Our friends that did already paid for a huge honeymoon (because really, who is going to wait until the wedding to book tickets/hotels for their honeymoon, unless it is extremely delayed?) but the guests felt like they were contributing.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think any description or disclaimer is necessary. Maybe just “Help us make ourhoneymoon  amazing!”

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@lilbluebird:  +1  That’s exactly what I was trying to say, but apparently it came off like I was trying to be deceitful about what the money would be used for.  Thanks for wording it better than I was capable of!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We used honeyfund, and put in descriptions and photos for our excursions.  I think I put on the website about gifting us excursions, and special extras or something. 

I’m not familiar with Carnival Cruise registry, but as a guest I would probably know the money was going for “extras”. Our flights and rooms were paid for months ago, so this was for extra stuff that we might not do otherwise.

 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m using honeyfund and this is the explanation I put on our website:

 

“Since we have lived together since 2011, a traditional registry was far from our mind.  Growing up in a family who lives for travel and being able to pass that love of adventure on to John, our honeymoon is really important to us and we want to make it our most special trip ever.

We have set up our registry on honeyfund.com and you can find the direct link below.  If you have any questions about these types of registries, there is a lot of information on the site and I’m also happy to answer any questions.”

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