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Honeymoon Registry Reviews...

Me and my fiance are going to register for our honeymoon and there are so many websites to use. I was just wondering if anyone has had any BAD experiences with any of them. I just want to make sure I pick the right one. Or if anyone has any suggestions of what would  which one would be better, that would be greatly appreciated! :)

((And please, for all of you ladies who have nothing better to do than write your OPINION of how you think registries are rude, don't waste my time. I don't care what you think. I tried to look on a different thread of some poor girl who was trying to get help with how to do a honeymoon registry, and I had to sort through all your drama. And then when someone tried to stand up against you, you all attack her. It was very annoying. Get a life, and let the people who actually want to answer my question talk. Thank you.))
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Re: Honeymoon Registry Reviews...

  • They kept a percentage of $ from my friend.... she was not happy. Its better to ask for cash then go through a website..if thats what you want...
    Knottie05275493
  • We used Travelers Joy and were very pleased.
  • I hear honeyfund is pretty good, but I haven't used them personally. They apparently have the most minimal fees.

    You may want to post on weddingbee.com. Although I love these boards and you can often get great advice, you're much more likely to get constructive responses on this particular topic over there.
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  • The Marriott Registry has no fees.

    But for the record, I am anti-HM registry.
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  • fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    Here is an article which compares some of the different registries out there.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121020123458375115.html?mod=pj_main_hs_coll

    We also used Travelers Joy and were also very pleased.

    Honeyfund only allows you to pay through Paypal or by check, you can't just pay by credit card.  
    bradyhart2015
  • we used honeyfund and my TA--Jennifer at VIP set one up for us that didn't charge fees.  We were ultimately glad we did one.
  • I have one on honeyfund right now. From what I read when setting it up they don't charge any fees. I agree people should just answer the question instead of judging. Alot of ppl would rather give you money than have to go pick out a gift anyway.

    Kim2006
  • Thanks for the info ladies! I will definitely be checking out weddingbee.com. glam70s.


    And I would say to the girls who aren't sure if they want to do one or not, ask your families. I asked mine cause I wasn't sure what they would think. My fiance's family had a reunion last night (130 people of which 85 are invited) and every single one of them thought it was an amazing idea and told me to do that and not even bother with a normal registry. They said they wanted to give me money anyways, since we already live together.

  • We are using Honeyfund.com and I agree we brought the idea up to several friends and family who thought it was a great idea and wished they did something like this. Our friends and family have always been very honest and if it was something they didn't agree with they wouldn't go along with it for fun. We also know 3 other couples that have a HM registry, I guess it's more accepted around us.
  • Personally I say go for it.  If I knew more about what I wanted in a honeymoon before I got into planning, I could have used the help there instead of off of a traditional registry.  I would recommend offering two registries so that you still have some traditional gift options for showers, but expressing your interest in the h-moon fund for the wedding.  I have heard good things about honeyfund too.

    To those who are haters - don't respond if you don't have anything nice to say.  Your direct anger towards someone who is asking for honest help is not necessary and quite rude.  I believe there is a group for that, it's called Snarky Brides.  Check it out because I believe you would fit right in.
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_honeymoon_honeymoon-registry-reviews?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:11Discussion:a7299929-2f02-46e0-bccc-16dac281d952Post:84a7032f-11a7-4a5f-99e4-c2f3a5b2d97c">Re: Honeymoon Registry Reviews...</a>:
    [QUOTE]They kept a percentage of $ from my friend.... she was not happy.<strong><u> Its better to ask for cash </u></strong>then go through a website..if thats what you want...
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  • I believe that asking for help for ones honeymoon through a website that you can create yourself, let the guests feel like they are really giving you something special like swimming with dolphins, a romantic dinner on the beach is the new modern way to go. We don't all have rich parents or that amount of money to spend after a wedding but a honeymoon is so special why not do anything to make sure this is the most wonderful moment ever. I don't understand why people are so quick to judge...
    ANYWAY... has anyone ever heard of Zankyou.com? It charges 2% of the gift value to either the guest of the bride and groom. I am trying to find out more about it and decide what way is best.. should I pay the 2% or have my guests pay it?
  • I was wondering if you could set up an extra Facebook page with photo albums of the gifts you'd like to register for, including the honeymoon items with the links to the specific stores, or travel agencies you are planning to use, with your information? You could set up a PayPal account, too. I think they only charge extra for credit card purchases. What do you all think? Thanks. Martha
  • Me and my husband used Honeymoon Wishes - DO NOT USE!!!!! - The money didn't get to the resort in time so we had to put it on our credit card. It has been 3 MONTHS since our honeymoon and we have not seen a dollar of the refund. Tried to contact them and spoke with Debbie Owen and she was completely rude and told us that we were at the bottom of her priorities.

    Still waiting on our $600 so don't make the same mistake we did!

    Good luck!!
  • Has anyone used Wanderable?  I'm looking at that one or honey fund.

  • We got married alone in a court house over 15 years ago, we are now finally deciding to have a traditional wedding and celebrate with our family and friends, I remember why we took off to the court house in the first place. It can be a lot of work.
    I found an article in The Big Day. They offer a lot of helpful information. My husband and I will go over the honeymoon registry together.
  • Honeyfund will not charge you, but the Paypal you set up for it will take about 4% in fees. (If you have guests transferring money from a different country, PayPal adds another per cent I believe.) So, if guests don't want to pay fees, they will have to give you cash or a cheque; in that case the guests can however 'reserve' one of the gifts on your honeymoon registry and specify that the cash should go towards that.  

    In the end, you receive cash from Honeyfund, and so some couples are tempted to use it to pay for something else instead. Guests could be unhappy about that; they did try to pick something you would like. Also, try to be upfront on your registry itself that there are fees involved; it comes across as dishonest if guests find out later!
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  • Me and my fiance are going to register for our honeymoon and there are so many websites to use. I was just wondering if anyone has had any BAD experiences with any of them. I just want to make sure I pick the right one. Or if anyone has any suggestions of what would  which one would be better, that would be greatly appreciated! :)

    ((And please, for all of you ladies who have nothing better to do than write your OPINION of how you think registries are rude, don't waste my time. I don't care what you think. I tried to look on a different thread of some poor girl who was trying to get help with how to do a honeymoon registry, and I had to sort through all your drama. And then when someone tried to stand up against you, you all attack her. It was very annoying. Get a life, and let the people who actually want to answer my question talk. Thank you.))
    You have obviously lurked long enough to know the type of responses you will receive.  You also know that telling posters how to respond is rude.  What is annoying is new posters beginning their posts with rude comments to people who have yet to comment.  But, it is to be expected from those who have so little concern for their guests they create websites founded in false "gifts".  
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  • Good luck finding the info without getting attacked Belle...I am the poor girl and posting here got me nowhere. I will watch your post for helpful answers! Thanks for being brave and standing up to the mean girls.
    Don't give up girls! I don't understand why some people choose to be so ugly! This is supposed to be fun! I don't know about you, but this is the most fun and exciting thing in my life, so don't let a couple of rude comments get you down. Do whatever you want...it's YOUR special day. No one else knows your friends, family, and lifestyle better than you. So if you think it's a good idea-go for it! Those with the rude comments aren't invited, anyway. Haters gonna hate. ;-)
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  • Good luck finding the info without getting attacked Belle...I am the poor girl and posting here got me nowhere. I will watch your post for helpful answers! Thanks for being brave and standing up to the mean girls.
    Don't give up girls! I don't understand why some people choose to be so ugly! This is supposed to be fun! I don't know about you, but this is the most fun and exciting thing in my life, so don't let a couple of rude comments get you down. Do whatever you want...it's YOUR special day. No one else knows your friends, family, and lifestyle better than you. So if you think it's a good idea-go for it! Those with the rude comments aren't invited, anyway. Haters gonna hate. ;-)
    It's not YOUR special day anymore when you invite guests.  If you really want it to be YOUR day, elope.
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  • doeydodoeydo member
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    edited December 2013
    It is not rude to point out that what you are doing/planning on doing is extremely rude and tacky.  You can never ask for cash politely, and that is exactly what a honeymoon registry is doing (asking for money).  
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