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Celina
Just Said Yes October 2022

I'd like to hear suggestions for starting a Honeymoon Fund?

Celina, on December 17, 2020 at 3:26 PM Posted in Registry 1 14
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I wanted something like a GoFund me, but I'm not looking forward to the fees when you cash out to your bank. I wanted to be able to share a link with family and friends that would let them donate funds to our honeymoon. Any suggestions?

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Latest activity by Melle, on December 21, 2020 at 2:11 PM
  • Shelly
    Rockstar January 2022
    Shelly ·
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    Zola and The Knot both have options for cash funds on registries! I believe Zola's fee is 2.4% and The Knot is 2.5%!

    Are you sending out save the dates and are you having a wedding website? If you are, then you could have your cash fund linked to the registry part of your website, and list the website on your save the dates! We worded ours as such: "For more wedding details, please visit our wedding website: *insert website url*.

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    The honeyfund fees aren't much of a difference compared to zola and the knot (if I'm not mistaken). You can also request via cashapp or venmo.
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    If you don't want to pay the fees, the easiest thing to do is to just not register. People typically get the hint and will give you cash or a check. No fees and no middleman. Also, honeyfunds are seen as rude by many, especially those from older generations so by just skipping the registry altogether you don't run the risk of offending anyone.
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  • Celina
    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Celina ·
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    I honestly feel way more comfortable using CashApp and Venmo. My friend told me she uses CashApp as a Savings account, so I started saving money by adding Cash from my bank account to the CashApp Account.

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    The Knot has a honeymoon fund option that is free to the couple. Also, Honeyfund is an option, though I am not sure about fees on this one.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    There is no site that’s not going to charge you fees, otherwise how would they stay in business? They have to make money somehow, and that’s by charging your friends and family to give you a gift. You don’t need a honeyfund to receive cash gifts. Pay for the honeymoon you can afford yourself, don’t register, and people will gift cash or checks without paying a third party.
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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    I like this idea. As a guest, I have no issues giving cash or a check directly to the happy couple. I wouldn't want to go through a 3rd party site that takes a fee.

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  • Lauren
    Devoted July 2021
    Lauren ·
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    Did you book through a travel agent? My travel agent has a link for people to contribute towards a honeymoon and there are no fees. It will just come right off our balance. The link brings them to a payment page with our reservation number on it and then they can choose and amount. It can also send them a little certificate if they want to put it in a card for us.
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  • L
    Beginner April 2021
    Lauren ·
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    Travelers Joy site gives you the option on who pays the fee. You or split between you and guest, or just the guest. Also has the option for guest to give in cash or check.

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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We used the Knot, because they didn't restrict when you could take out the money, had a low fee, and allowed us to label things like, "romantic dinner" or "tickets to Disney" and so on.

    This way, people feel like they are gifting you an experience, not just giving you money.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    We’re not registered anywhere & when asked, we’re just telling them we have a honeymoon fund. People are ecstatic that they don’t have to go buy anything!
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  • Brigitte
    Savvy May 2021
    Brigitte ·
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    I'm not a fan of the third party apps as they charge guests to send the money, and as a guest I did not like that! If I couldn't physically give you the card with a check or cash I would much rather mail it. It just seems like a roundabout way that costs everyone involved more money.

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  • Erin
    Expert May 2021
    Erin ·
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    Venmo or paypal, those 2 should not charge you.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I did zola and i will say that not that many people gave to it though compared to them just giving me money straight up

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