(Closed) Honeyfund Experience – PLEASE Rate My Page!

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How was (or is) your Honeyfund experience?
    Great! We received lots of interest & it paid off! : (8 votes)
    25 %
    Middle of the road - only a handful of guests used it : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Not sure yet, but we are thinking of starting a Honeyfund : (10 votes)
    31 %
    Not worth the money : (11 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    3693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I don’t see the point in going through Honeyfund.  They’ll charge you a percentage of what your friends and family contribute.  Why not just set up a Paypal account for friends and family to give you honeymoon money?

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

    We set one up through Travelers Joy, and only one person has bought anything off of it 🙁 People thought it was “so cool” and seemed excited for it, but no one is using it. Maybe there will be a few last minute purchases during these last few weeks leading up to the wedding. 

    I’ll be honest, I’m bummed it wasn’t used more than it was.

    Post # 7
    Member
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @MissGemini:  People will want to gift experiences over airfare and hotel/B&B so I would add on more experiences for people to choose from.  We are booking our flights and hotels then using a honeymoon registry for added experiences like tickets to a footie game or a bottle champagne and a show at the Moulin Rouge.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @MissGemini:  From what I understand, though, is that Honeyfund takes their cut and gives the couple a check for what’s left.  So you still just wind up with a lump sum of cash, but less than the people actually gave because of the middleman wanting their portion.

    Post # 9
    Member
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like the idea, but the fact that they take a percentage is the exact reason we decided not to use the house one. :

    Post # 10
    Member
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My friends had one for their wedding last year. No one used it.

    I remember talking to a friend before the wedding about honeyfund and she said, eh, I think most people will just give them cash. Makes more sense.

    Pretty much everyone did just that.

    Post # 13
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Honeyfund did not take a percentage of the gists when we used it. Has that changed?!

    We received over $9,000 in gifts on Honeyfund. Not a dime was taken by the site.

    Post # 14
    Member
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Oh, you can use Paypal as a “Private” transfer and Paypal doesn’t take a cut then. You just have to know what to choose. Paypal only takes a cut if they think you are making a business transaction or using a credit card.

    Post # 15
    Member
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    We are registering at Amazon.com as well because some members of the families don’t get the concept of a honeymoon fund and want to buy us stuff for our house even though we a) don’t own a house and don’t plan to because we like to be mobile for job purposes; and b) we have been living together for almost 3 years so we have pretty much everything and I see no logical reason to upgrade things that I like (we have nice things since I am a divorcee.)

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