What we did with our Honeyfund:
The extra money allowed us to stay at amazing resorts in three different regions of Costa Rica. We splurged on spa services, private tours, and fine dining that aren't typically a part of our traveling plans.
Our reason for using a honeymoon registry:
We already lived together and had all the kitchen gadgets, towels, and bed sheets we could possibly need. Our true passion is traveling, but we typically do it 'budget' style. A honeymoon registry allowed us to travel in a 'once-in-a-lifetime' kind of way.
What our guests thought:
The response to our registry was overwhelmingly positive! Initially we were concerned that our older guests would think it was tacky. To the contrary, many of our guests couldn't wait to talk to us about what they had bought off our registry! We are making photo postcards of our trip to use as thank-you notes since everyone at the wedding was requesting a picture of us enjoying their gift. Out of 150 guests we only ended up with five physical gifts.
Why we liked Honeyfund:
We shopped ALL the other online honeymoon registries and weren't happy with the fees they charged (either to us or to our guests). Our travel agent offered a free honeymoon registry, but it was much less user-friendly than Honeyfund. We really enjoyed writing the descriptions of the gifts we requested. A little bit of humor seemed to help sell the items! We were able to see what our guests were buying and add more if needed. We also enjoyed the freedom of listing gifts at price points all our guests could afford. Now that we are at the 'thank-you notes' phase, we are really appreciating the ability to track who gave us what.
Thank goodness we found Honeyfund! No fees, complete control over gift descriptions, and the ability to transfer funds when we really needed them. Don't change a thing