When it comes to wedding registries, we all have the same vision of couples using a laser gun to zap items for their wishlist - pots, pans, vacuums, sheets. But in this day and age, more and more couples are living together before marriage. (Sorry Jesus, I know we're all living in sin, but if you had to pay rent in LA, I'm sure you'd do the same.)
So when it came to registering before my shower, I looked around my one bedroom apartment and realized, I really don't need anything, let alone have room for anything.
We decided that instead of asking for china (our Target plates have treated us just fine) we would register at Honeyfund.com, a honeymoon registry, and use all of the money we made toward an amazing trip to Bora Bora.
How Honeyfund works is you create a registry online, like the sample one below. Your guests can then buy you "gift certificates" toward airfare, massages, shark tours, etc. That money is then is directly sent to your PayPal account.
Basically you are just receiving cash and can put it toward whatever you'd like on your Honeymoon. We paid for our Bora Bora trip up front, and then reimbursed ourselves with the monetary gifts we received through Honeyfund.
Signing up for Honeyfund is free. The only fee is if your guests pay through credit card, which is around 1.8%, but there is no fee if they use cash or check.
And thanks to our friends at Honeyfund, enter the promo code IGUESSIDO and receive $5 OFF an upgrade to Honeyfund Platinum.
I would highly suggest registering with Honeyfund. The Honeymoon is often overlooked amongst the other surmounting wedding costs. And thanks to our family and friends, we were able to completely pay off our unbelievable trip to Bora Bora, as well as have money to put towards our new house. Totally worth it!