(Closed) Registering for your honeymoon

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We have a honeymoon registry set up.  We decided to do half Honeymoon and half traditional (Bed Bath and Beyond), because we wanted to give people the option of NOT buying off the Honeymoon registry, in case they were strongly against it or something.  

I had spoken to other people who used a Honeymoon registry and they all reported positive experiences.  I had in mind people like my grandparents who might prefer to go to a store and buy us an actual item, and may not understand the Honeymoon registry, which was why we did half and half, but you know your guests.

We also kept the price points on the Honeymoon registry low and we didn’t put anything pertaining to the flights, hotel or cruise fare on it, because we wanted it to be that if nothing got bought off the registry, we could still go on our honeymoon stress free.  Everything on the registry is just upgrades, beverage packages, shore excursions, etc.

I think as long as you keep your guests in mind, you’re fine.  Do what they’d be most excited about buying for you.

PS – We used Honeyfund and when they were running a sale, we bought the premium upgrade to the website, because it just looked so much nicer.  I think people where are going to be paying for things online, the way the website looks is important for them to feel “safe.”

Post # 5
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We set up a Honeymoon registry, and have had great responses to it! Especially from the younger crowd, they can appreciate wanting something “purchased” for our Honeymoon instead of another set of plates. We also set up traditional registries at BB&B and Target.. so people can go which ever route they choose. My bridal shower invitations are being sent out next week.. so it’ll be the true test in a few weeks, see what people are doing.. buying from the stores of from the Honeymoon registry. We used TravelersJoy.com for ours, it was very simple to set up and seems like a reputiable website… lots of good reviews!

Post # 6
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

* We also only put things on there for the actual Honeymoon.. we did not ask guests to purchase us the plane tickets, or the hotel room.. it was just activites we’d be doing on our Honeymoon.

Post # 7
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548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Kelly_mac:  I should clarify that the “fee” is a one-time fee for setting up the premium version of the site.  

The only other fees that are incurred are from PayPal, if the guest chooses that method and the guest is not charged the fee.  It’s 2.9% of the total amount deposited into your account, so let’s say altogether your items total $3,000 and all of them are bought, ultimately, $87 of that will go to PayPal and the rest is yours.  

The guest also has the option of just writing a check and mailing it to you, and they’ll get a voucher to print off the Honeyfund website for the item they chose to purchase – this method is free of charge for both the guest and you.

The last option is of course cash.  And it’s similar to the method above – they can print the voucher indicating which item the cash is for.  

The key is that when they select the item to “buy” it gets marked as fulfilled on the website so that no one else buys it.  They just have to makegood on the check/cash part if they go that route.

Post # 8
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425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I also set up both. We selected gifts at Macys and Bed Bath and Beyond. And then set up one for our honeymoon at honeymoonwishes.com since they partner with Sandals. It has been great so far. We were able to pick package gifts directly from Sandals and also create our own and add on other things (like dinner at the 2nd resort that is not partnered).

 

I agree with @X0JLYNN03 and like the idea of doing things that you can do on your honeymoon not upgrades or tickets.

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