(Closed) How do we tell our guests we are registering our honeymoon?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

To answer your question: there are websites, like HoneyFund.com that let you register, or sometimes even the individual resorts have programs where people can gift you parts of your vacation.

Make sure you check that they don’t charge a fee.  A lot of these sites charge a percentage for their own profit  (meaning, I think I give you $100, but they only give you $97.75 or something like that).

Now, fair warning, a lot of people (including myself) find honeymoon registries off-putting, so you may end up with cash gifts anyway.  You’ll also probably get some strong responses to this thread! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think the usually accepted way to get word out about a registry is word of mouth, but I think it depends on your area and circle of friends. We just told our moms so that they and we could respond to anyone who asked. 

I’ve also heard that depending on the culture, if you don’t register people will assume that you prefer cash.

In Hawaii where we got married most people give cash for weddings, could this be the case where you live? We got a total of four wrapped gifts at our reception (and one was a gift card from some friends who wrapped it in several layers to prank us ;).

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honeymoon registries are hit and miss.  Some people love them and some find them offensive.  I myself find them rather off-putting since most sites charge a fee and I’m not actually buying the couple a massage or snorkling trip – the couple just gets one big check at the end.  So it ends up being a round-about way to ask for cash.  Given that, I wouldn’t register and just tell people – when they ask – that you are saving up for a Honeymoon.  You can also have our family loud mouth spread the word.

If you do decide to have a Honeymoon registry, treat it like a normal registry and put in your wedding website or spread via word of mouth.  Don’t include it on or with your wedding invites.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

i personally LOVE honeymoon registries and think they are great for people who don’t want cash or homeware.

HoneyFund is great because they don’t charge for the service (although you can choose to upgrade to a premium account – that’s how they make their money) and the only charge for a direct money transfer into your account is by paypal (which is pretty cheap).

you’ll always get people like abbie017 who don’t agree with these things, but honestly I think that if it’s what YOU want, you should go for it.

when i go to a wedding, i give the type of gift the couple wants, not the gift i want to give.

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