Post # 1
I’m still debating if I want to register at Bed Bath & Beyond, or do a honeymoon registry. I have lived with my fiance for over two years now so we have everything we need, and while it would be wonderful to get new stuff and upgrade from our older houseware, it seems to make more sense to get help paying for our honeymoon.I asked my mother for her opinion and she thinks it’s bad taste to do the honeymoon registry and that I’d be better off just registering the traditional route.
Who has done the honeymoon registry? Did you love it and is there anything we should know before we make our choice?
Any input would help, thanks!
Post # 3
we’ve been using depositagift.com and really love it! i was worried about the etiquette thing too but they do a great job of helping with that so that you still get a registry that guests find acceptable, but one that gets you the kind of gifts that make sense for you. i checked out a bunch of other services, but found this one to work the most like a dept store registry in terms of the layout and the checkout. also their customer service is insanely helpful. they give you wording to use to help with positioning it with guests, and a lot of ours commented that giving this type of gift feels a lot more personal than buying us towels and plates. i got a bunch of ideas looking at what other users had done, which you might find helpful too: http://www.depositagift.com/testimonials hope this helps, but feel free to ask anything else.
Post # 4
We used honeyfund.com and everyone loved it. We thought some of our guests, particularly older guests, wouldn’t like it, but everyone thought it was great. We did a honeymoon registry and a small gift registry and our honeymoon registry was bought out quickly!
With honeyfund, you come up with the honeymoon gifts you would like, such as a massage, dinner, tour in a city, etc. You can link it to a website so people can check it out and see what they would be getting you. You can also come up with a cute title and description for the gift. Then you set how much it is and how many you want. You can allow people to pay in increments if it’s expensive or just set it to one price. When a guest selects to buy the honeymoon gift for you, they print out a little copy of what the gift is and then can put that with a check or cash in a card. For example one thing on our honeyfund was 2 wine tasting tickets for $15.00. A guest selected they wanted to buy both tickets and then printed out the gift from the website and put it in a card with a check for $30 so we knew that’s what they bought us.
Post # 5
I’m all for it! We’re using MyRegistry.com for ours because we really like that you can add from any store and have a honeymoon fund together on the same registry. That way, if some people would rather get more traditional items they have that option but everything is still listed together. I’d definitely recommend it, it has been very convenient so far!
Post # 6
myregistry.com is great! we used it for our items registry because you can add items from any store, but its cash gift/honeymoon fund charges people a transaction fee and it requires a paypal account to gift money. We knew our guests would have issues with this which is why we used honeyfund for the honeymoon registry.
Post # 7
For our hm w took a cruise. We set up a registry and signed up for gifts likes like… drinks by the pool, masages, excursions etc. We paid our cruise but many family and friends treated us to some extra special amenities. We got a lot of positive feedback about it.
Post # 8
Had I even heard of this when we got married, I don’t know if I would’ve been bold enough to try it (even though I would’ve wanted to). It’s a great idea in theory but it just strikes me as so greedy!
Post # 9
Oh! We loved the idea of a honeymoon registry and it worked out really well! We used Wanderable (http://www.wanderable.com/pages/honeymoon_registry) which was free and easy to use, and best part was that unlike honeyfund, it had no ads. We used it to plan our honeymoon to Italy
It helps if you put details into your descriptions and make your guests feel as if they’re sharing it with you – Wanderable also has some good examples on their site. Obviously don’t put a url on your wedding invites or save-the-date – probably spread the word by word of mouth, you’d be surprised how effective that is. There’s a lot of good sites with etiquette on it, worth looking into it. You’ll find lots of varied opinions on this! But as I said, we-re all for it!
Hope this helps!
Post # 10
I set up a honeymoon registry. I haven’t sent out invitations yet, but I’ve asked a few people what they think and they didn’t mind contributing to one. Especially those that know the year we have had. It’s a great alternative to going out and finding something you may or may not like.
Post # 11
Thank you so much for everyone’s feedback!! I think we’re going to go for the honeymoon registry for sure. It just doesn’t make sense to register for household stuff when we definitely do not need it and have nowhere to store anything anyway. 🙂
Post # 12
We set up a honeymoon registry through a travel agent. FI and I have been together for 8 years and brought a house together 4 years ago so have everything we need.
So far we have heard nothing but positives about it, when someone puts money on it they get a card to put in with the card to us so we know who contributed and we also get a printout at the end of names so we can thank them.