What we did with our Honeyfund:
We paid for the whole trip and had a bit leftover to cover part of the wedding expenses. We also put the money that we'd saved for the honeymoon towards paying for the wedding, which eased the burden on our pocketbooks quite a bit.
Our reason for using a honeymoon registry:
We're in our thirties and both had complete households when we moved in together. We didn't need more "stuff," we needed an amazing honeymoon. Especially since we paid for the wedding ourselves, the added financial help made a big difference.
What our guests thought:
They said, "Oh, what a great idea!!" and took pride in giving us specific pieces of our honeymoon. "Enjoy your massage!" "Think of me when you're dancing the tango!" It was a lot of fun for both us and them. They knew they were basically just giving us money, but it made the experience much more personal and felt more like giving us a gift than giving us a check.
Why we liked Honeyfund:
It was very customizable and user-friendly. Our registry was fully up and running in less than 2 hours. Plus when we had questions, the folks at Honeyfund were very quick to answer them and very pleasant in their responses. We looked at TheBigDay.com, which some friends of ours had used. Honeyfund was free, which, made a huge difference. We also loved the ease of use, the complete customizability, the look of the website, and the ability for people to pay us directly through Paypal. Thank you so much for the great website