(Closed) Seen on Pinterest: Honeymoon Fund Jar. What do you think?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Would you have something like this at your wedding?
    Sure! It is cute and extra money never hurts. : (5 votes)
    4 %
    No, but I wouldn't mind if I saw it at someone else's. : (23 votes)
    19 %
    Definitely not - I think it is off-putting and tacky. : (91 votes)
    76 %
  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I feel like it’s regional though and even then varies from friend group to friend group. I think it just really depends on what the norm is in your own social circle

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @MrsFeatherbottom:  At first glance, due to the “thumb ring” it looks to me like it is either a Wine Jug (ala Carlo Rossi) or a Beer Growler (although those are usually brown in colour)

    Although a Glass Carboy that is used in wine making (bigger) or a large plastic bottled water jug (kind they use for water coolers) would also work.  Lol, just depends how much MONEY ya want to save for your Honeymoon *wink*

     

    Post # 34
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    While I would never in a million years even consider putting something like this out at my own wedding, there are cultures and regions that find it perfectly acceptable to politely ask for cash instead of gifts (or so I learned from The Bee!).  In those instances, this is a super cute way to go about doing that.  

    Post # 35
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    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @This Time Round:  haha yeah we have growlers but they are often filled with beer and are pretty small in comparison. I might look around hobby lobby because I think they have similar stuff. Our piggy bank just gets filled up so quick :/

    Post # 36
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @anemonie:  agree with what you said. 

    If I saw it, I’d think it was a way to get some more money out of your guests, and I hardly ever have cash on me, so I probably wouldn’t contribute and would think it in bad taste. 

    But my deal is..how much money could actually be in there? Ok, that exact one there has some 20s and 5s, but if it’s just change and 1s…I don’t think you’re getting much out of it (like you would with an actual honeymoon registry), and it makes you look cheap and greedy for a few bucks.  How is that actually going to impact your honeymoon? Is this really what’s going to pay for an extra excursion or dinner or night of hotel room? Just not worth it.  Also think it would be a cute idea in your house to put extra $$ towards.

    Yea, I’ve been seeing it on pinterest too and it makes me cringe..

    Post # 37
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I guess it isn’t any worse than the Dollar Dance.  Not something I would do, but it wouldn’t bother me if someone had one at their reception. 

    Post # 38
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    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Boston Bee:  Agreed. I like it for your own house but not for a reception.

    Post # 39
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @spotted_giraffe:  You can get quite a bit of money from just change.  When I noticed that my husband always throws his change from his pockets onto the dining table, but never puts it back in his pockets the next day, I started collecting in a cup…then I had to go to a jar, now I have started rolling it, and I have over $200 saved just by doing that.  

    Post # 40
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t get how this would even work for a reception…presumably, most people planning to give money come with a card & check, they don’t carry a wad of cash to hand to the B&G. Are people setting this out asking for more money in addition to monetary/physical gifts?

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wouldn’t want that for my reception, personally, and I wonder if the original photo was actually from a reception? Because it looks like it could just be a cute thing a couple put in their apartment for change, etc. I think that would be fun. But either way, I guess people have decided it’s good for reception decor. Not for me though!

    Post # 42
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    4373 posts
    Honey bee

    I guess it depends on how the bride and groom performs that detemines whether tips are appropriate. 

    Post # 43
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    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Its tacky at a wedding, it would be cute to put in your house for you to put spare change in, please do not use that at your wedding, gives a bad message….

    Post # 45
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I saw it too, and I’m really surprised pinners seem to think it’s a good idea! My guests would be very put off by it.

    Post # 46
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I pinned this jar because I thought it was for home use! I made a similar jar and keep throwing cash and coins into it every night when I get home (I managed to put $400 in the jar in two months. Every time I went out and didn’t spend money, I’d withdrawal a $20 and throw it in as a reward for not buying things I don’t need!). I would never put it out at the wedding. But I love it for home use. You’d be surprised how much a little cash here and there adds up.

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