(Closed) UK Honeymoon registry

posted 6 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 3
Member
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My friend had a honeymoon registry with Trailfinders.  They offer a range of destiantions, and wute a good deal.  She was very happy with them (wedding was in April).

Post # 4
Member
3963 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I don’t know about honeymoon registries but if you having a standard one as well don’t use Debenhams.  Have a friend who works in their wedding office and says they never keep stuff in stock very long so the couple wont get what they want.  Also guests will for example buy a  £200 vacuum and if it’s out of stock they’ll will redistribute the money, so instead of buying one £200 gift (yes I know this is a lot) the couple may get 20 £10 gifts.  Thing is, the gift giver and the couple don’t find out until afterwards.

Post # 6
Member
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Oxfordnerd:  I’ll ask her, but from what I understood when she explained to me, it is kept in your account and can be used in the future.  Will let you know though!

Post # 7
Member
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Judging by your username, I’m guessing you’re in Oxford? We went to the Oxford Debenhams to talk to Virgin and were really unimpressed – they actually gave us incorrect information about what destinations they do.

As to the Debenhams ‘things’ giftlist, I reported them to Trading Standards for claiming delivery was free when a delivery charge was buried in the small print. One rep at a wedding fair would NOT give me a straight answer about it, and once I’d seen the conflicting info on their website I reported them. No idea what came of it but they did take it seriously, I know that much.

I would also avoid third-party lists as you are not insured if they go bust and you lose your money.

On a brighter note, Trailfinders are brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. They organised our honeymoon within the budget we gave them (after two other companies turned their noses up at the amount we wanted to spend) and are really helpful, you get a very personal service.

We have their giftlist facility and the way it works is that you have to pay for the honeymoon two months before; any donations to your giftlist are refunded back to the card you used to pay. What we’ve done is open a card with an 0% offer just to pay for the honeymoon; we’ll pay off the balance after we’ve been refunded any guest donations.

Post # 9
Member
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I only recommend the credit card thing if you’re self-disciplined enough not to use it for anything else. Moneysavingexpert.com is a good place to look for deals. I think you can also set up a gift list without having your trip booked but not sure exactly how it would work.

And yep we are getting very close now – trust me you’ll be glad you started early as the time really does fly. We’re actually getting married in Bath as it’s a place with a lot of meaning for us. So our on-the-day suppliers (car, florist, make-up) are in and around Bath, but we’ve gone to ring, dress and suit hire places round here. Band and photographer are also Oxford folk as they’re friends (friendors?) I do know a good florist here too who does travel but wanted her to come as a guest!

I had a nosy and saw you’re getting married at the Bod! That’s going to be amazing! 

Post # 10
Member
1030 posts
Bumble bee

We’re using Honeyfund because, although an American site, it gives you the option for the gifts to be in £ amounts Smile

Post # 11
Member
2011 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Oxfordnerd:  Im in bicester so not far!!

Im not a fan of Debenhams Registry either my cousin had lots of issues with them when she got married.

We might look into another cash registry site or something because we would rather have money for the honeymoon but who we have booked it with dont have their own registry or anything.

Post # 12
Member
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Personally I would really caution against any kind of third-party giftlist site because if they go bust, you probably won’t see your money – they’re not covered by wedding insurance or the usual credit card protections. Remember what happened with Farepak?

I know the American bees would frown on this, but I have been to plenty of weddings where the couple have asked for cash or cheque donations to their honeymoon, and personally I would sooner have asked for that than used a third-party site just because of the however-slim chance of losing the money.

Post # 13
Member
5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Aww we (SO and I) were really excited by the Debenhams gift register. The shop in Basingstoke is lovely and they were really amazing to us when we were shopping our friends list. But I guess it might be a different story If it were our list.

The topic ‘UK Honeymoon registry’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors