(Closed) ? Money for honeymoon? Has anyone set up an account for guests?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You can set up a honeymoon registry, although these are sometimes frowned upon.  Or you can have your parents spread the word that you don’t need anything but are saving for your honeymoon.

Setting up a paypal account and directing your guests there seems not cheesy but rude.

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wouldnt go as far as setting up a paypal account. Like pp said you can get an actual honeymoon registry. I personally never pay money into a honeymoon registry though, As a guest I feel its not my place to help pay for their honeymoon

Post # 5
4824 posts
Honey bee

I agree with PP’s, but others are more than OK with honeymoon registries. You would know your family and circle of friends best though.

Have you thought about other non-traditional items. Amazon allows you to register for all sorts of stuff from BBQ’s, camping equipment, garden and lawn stuff, tools and home improvement stuff.

Other upgrades might be useful for you, like better sheets, towels, maybe even other house stuff like fans, air purifiers, furniture, pillows (bed and decorative)

We had a whole house as well, but there was still some kitchen appliances I wanted, or things to upgrade (better bathroom set). We also registered for other stuff like patio furniture, less fun stuff like good food storage sets (like tupperware as well as larger ones for flour etc)

Post # 6
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have a registry on honeyfund.com, it was very simple to set up and the $$ goes directly in to my account so no running around to the bank or stores. We also have traditional registries for this traditional guests but most guests have commented on how great of an idea the Honeymoon registry.

Post # 7
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m doing this with http://www.myregistry.com! It goes through paypal but is a much classier way to set it up (but it’s great because I already understand paypal and love using it!).  MyRegistry is great because you can register for your honeymoon as well as items from any store in the world… I know certain guests won’t want to give money, so I’ve created a small registry along with my honeymoon fund and it all appears together.

Good luck! Where are you going on your honeymoon? We’re thinking about Italy or Greece! 🙂

Post # 8
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did a Honeyfund.com registry. I think you should really go the registry route. It helps the people who get all cranky towards people who are already established as a couple and don’t need “stuff” feel like you aren’t breaking as many rules. Not that I agree with the cranky people – it seems like some people can’t deal with the fact that it’s 2011 and the needs/wants of couples aren’t in line with ancient Emily Post rules!

Post # 10
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You’re going to have people who think it’s a great idea and those who don’t. My mom hates the idea of it but my Future Mother-In-Law thinks it’s the greatest idea ever (I’m one of, what seems like, the lucky few who love her Future Mother-In-Law, get along with her better than my mom actually 🙂 ).

My philosophy is that, knowing the guests at our wedding, people will be getting us gifts no matter what, so it might as well be something we really want. I’m using honeyfund.com.

Post # 11
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree that just straight paypal might possibly be viewed by guests as just asking for cash than a honeymoon registry.  We set up a honeyfund and while it has the same effect (i.e. receiving cash), I have found that our guests are really excited about the idea of “buying” us a wine tasting, or other fun excursions.


I also am using myregistry.com but only for our “traditional” registry, mostly because I thought Honeyfund was easier to use and they don’t charge a fee like myregistry does for their cash gifts option.

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