Just don't register. Most people will give cash/checks at the wedding. Honeyfunds take a percentage of anything you get. Typically, they charge the giver a percentage and then they charge you to transfer it to your bank account.
Either use a honeyfund (we used travelers joy and it was great) or just have a small registry and people will assume to give you cash/checks anyway. If you use a honeyfund though I’d register for specific “things”..... like $100 for “dinner out on our honeymoon” $200 for “swimming with dolphins excursion” etc, rather than just registering for “honeymoon” and people can contribute how much they want. It’s much more personal for people to gift you a specific “item” on your honeymoon rather than just contributing to a general fund (even if it technically all goes to the same place). This is what we did, and we sent people photos from our honeymoon of us doing what they had “paid for” so they knew their money went towards the outing that they were basically sponsoring for us. Our guests seemed really happy with it. And my thought is, if you don’t want to contribute...... don’t 🤷🏻♀️
However, just flat out asking for MONEY is still tacky.
We used Honeyfund and it was a breeze! People always complain about the fee but it’s tiny (2.8% + $.30 per transaction) compared to the convenience. And no worries about getting cards with cash/checks lost or stolen from the wedding.
You can also link to some retail registries from Honeyfund too. We registered for a few items for guests who prefer to give a gift.
I did Zola but keep in mind there's fees. But also I would say the amount of my guests who used Zola vs just giving me cash was large aha. Most people opted to give me cash in person so in the end, it was kind of unnecessary to do the honeymoon fund
Personally I'd say skip the registry and guests will just bring cards with checks or cash. Most websites I've seen charge for you to set something up through them. Some take a percentages of the money given.
I had previously register with Hitchd. Which allows for cash for anything and everything you can think of. However it isn't listed in the retailers on this site to add it to my account. I really like it. Hope someone might know how I can add that retailer. Good luck!
My sister and brother-in-law had just bought their first house together about 10 months before they got married. On their wedding website they did things like "Help us renovate our kitchen/bathroom" or money towards a honeymoon trip. I think Zola will let you do things like that.
We are doing what previous posters mentioned..no registry. We don't need anything.. Also I don't like the idea of flat out asking for money..which is what I feel a honey fund is. If people want to bring a card or whatever..thats fine..but we really just want to get married and have a good time with our family and friends.
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