Brooke
Devoted November 2019

Register or Honeyfund...?

Brooke, on July 11, 2019 at 3:51 PM Posted in Registry 0 9
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So my FH and I are trying to decide whether or not to register or set up a honeyfund.

We currently live together and unsure of what we would put onto a registry. What are some common items that are added to registries?

The other option is starting a honeyfund to help pay for our honeymoon. This is what I would like to do being that we would like to take one BUT don't think we can afford it at this time (as we have student loan debt and credit card debt). Is there a "nice" way to ask people for money toward our honeymoon? We are using Zola as our wedding website... is there a way to set up a honeyfund through them, or only a registry? I'm mot sure how to set either up.

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  • FutureMrsD
    Rockstar July 2019
    FutureMrsD ·

    House items are most common for registries, especially kitchen items. Ours have a few upgrades for things like mixing bowls, tupperware, food processor, etc. But then we also had smart home accessories, a travel bag for our dog, camping accessories, etc. We didn't do a honeyfund because 1, we wanted to go on our honeymoon immediately after the wedding so we had to know our budget in advance and not hope people gifted money, 2, my family personally would find it tacky to have a money registry and I didn't want to deal with that, and 3, our physical gift registry was smaller than our guest list so naturally we will get some cash in cards but we didn't have to ask for it.

  • Kelly
    Master October 2018
    Kelly ·
    For a registry a lot of people do upgrades. So nicer dishes, sheets, towels, kitchen appliances etc. Or have you always wanted a roomba or amazon echo? Things like that. As far as a honeyfund it’s just guests giving you cash with a website taking out a percentage to be the middleman. Honeymoons need to be paid in advance so if you can’t afford a honeymoon a honeyfund would only work if you took a delayed honeymoon.
  • K
    Dedicated November 2019
    Kiley ·

    We have had the same convo as we both combined our stuff when we moved in together. For the sake of the bridal shower, we decided to register and put items that we'd appreciate "new" of such as bathroom towels, kitcken towels/pot holders, additional plates (since we only have a set of 4 but realistically if we had people over for dinner it wouldn't be enough) and new silverware.

    As for the wedding, we are just advertising what's left on our registry with the honeymoon fund.

  • Gen
    Rockstar June 2019
    Gen ·
    We did both!
  • Brooke
    Devoted November 2019
    Brooke ·
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    We will be taking our honeymoon 2 months after the wedding. Our hotel is "pay at hotel" so we are able to reserve the space and pay later.

  • Sara
    Savvy February 2020
    Sara ·

    I am not a fan of a honeymoon fund at all. I wouldn't contribute to a fund and would just end up getting some other kind of gift.

    If I register it will be for all those fun want to have things since we have all the need to have things already. I want to have new sheets, a down pillow topper, new kitchen knives, attachments for my kitchenaid mixer, funky/fun glasses for entertaining, an ice cream sundae set, fun ice cube trays, a new blender for smoothies, new water bottle to fit on our bikes when we go bike riding, maybe even new bikes, maybe new golf equipment since we like to golf together, ooo a volleyball net for our backyard, outdoor lawn games, board games (Nolan is known as the "activity king" amongst our friends and family so these things would not be far fetched for us), a new makeup mirror... so pretty much not your typical registry and I plan to let Nolan have fun scanning whatever he wants

  • Allie
    Rockstar August 2019
    Allie ·

    You can do a honeyfund and a registry through Zola.

  • Meghan
    Expert October 2019
    Meghan ·
    We did both. We also live together and have for a while, and we own our home. So we registered for a lot of upgrades. I am having 3 showers (sounds like a lot but our families are from different cities) so I figured we would run out of registry items by the time those are finished. So everyone will probably contribute to the Honeymoon fund or bring cash for the wedding.
  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
    We did both: Honeyfund & a small registry through Macy’s & BBB.

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