Devoted September 2020

Honeymoon funds for gifting

Teresa, on July 26, 2019 at 1:14 AM Posted in Registry 0 10
Hi yall,
Is anyone doing the honeymoon funds at your wedding instead of registering for gifts? If so how are you adding that notation to your invitations and where?


Latest activity by Jeanette, on July 29, 2019 at 6:55 PM
  • KiwiDerbyBride
    VIP May 2015
    KiwiDerbyBride ·
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    Your invitations shouldn't have anything about gifts on them. On your website is fine, or by word of mouth.

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  • Arielle
    Expert August 2020
    Arielle ·
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    I personally think it's rude to ask for money, so I wouldn't include them on the invitations. Your website would be fine.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I had a section on my website for honeymoon fund
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    I totally agree that invitations are not a place to mention gifts. People will ask and you can just tell them or list it on your website.
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  • Nikita
    VIP April 2019
    Nikita ·
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    On your wedding website, info cards, etc, but I wouldn't place it on the invite.

    Also, I suggest reading your crowd to see whether this is a good idea or not in general. Some crowds do not like things like honeymoon funds and are downright mean about it; others are fine with them. And others yet think this is a great idea!

    If you're not sure, or expect a negative reaction, another option is to just have a very small registry (or none at all). People usually just give cash instead. In this option, you'll get a lot more questions directed to the family, wedding party, etc. about what you want. Just make sure they know. Our wedding party told guests, "cash so they can save for a house and buy a fancy gaming table." That's exactly what we got.

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  • SraDeCarrillo
    Super August 2019
    SraDeCarrillo ·
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    We didn’t register and so far out of over 70 people invited, only one has asked FH if we are registered anywhere. We just know our crowd really isn’t into that. What’s more, it makes me feel kinda gift grabby. I don’t know how much anyone can afford on a gift and I don’t want them to not come to the wedding because they can’t afford something on the registry. My cousin had a small wedding a couple of years ago and our family members showed up with cards and money.

    I kinda figured that would happen at our wedding as well. FH’s side also seems to do money and not gifts. I will be thankful and appreciative of anything given to us. If we are given money, it will go toward a fund to save for buying a house.

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  • Teresa
    Devoted September 2020
    Teresa ·
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    What if I provide a little card that says something like this(maybe I can edit a few things):


    Your love, laughter and company on our wedding day is the greatest gift of all.

    However should you wish to honour us with a gift a honeymoon fund and card box will be available the day of.

    You may also refer to our link
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  • Mrs. Rachel Lamb
    Dedicated October 2021
    Mrs. Rachel Lamb ·
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    I told my fiancé I want to put a honeymoon fund box next to our guest book but he said that it’s embarrassing so I guess that’s a no. We’re planning to buy a house so he wants to do a registry instead but I think receiving a monetary gift is better especially with our expenses for the wedding adding to the list. We have this money dance that we do every wedding in our culture (Filipino). I’m thinking of adding that to the program if he doesn’t want to put a box.

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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    It's cute but I still don't know that I would add that to the invitation anywhere, even in an insert. It could go on your website, but I would advise against putting it in the invite. Then again, it's a know your crowd thing.

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  • Jeanette
    Dedicated July 2020
    Jeanette ·
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    We are. I haven't thought about it yet. Thinking of adding the Wedding wire website on the invitations so they can see my hard work and figure out what they would like to do.
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