If you’re planning to get married this summer (or know someone who is), you might want to check out Honeyfund. Honeyfund has excellent wedding advice and offers a place for guests to give cash toward a honeymoon or house fund—without a transaction fee.
According to the site, many couples don’t go on a honeymoon “due to lack of funds.” It advises couples never to put their registry or “honeyfund” on their invitations, as wedding “gifts of any kind should never be expected” (according to traditional American etiquette). Instead, it encourages couples to create a wedding website on Honeyfund that provides guests with wedding details like date, location, accommodation info, and (potentially) gift registries while also letting guests know that instead of an impersonal gift of strict cash, the couple would rather have the money go toward a honeymoon or down payment on a house. And of course, Honeyfund provides the structure to do just that.
I love the site’s attitude and that they believe that guests should “never pay a transaction fee to give [the couple] the gift of funds” They continue: “Some cash registry sites justify their high fees by saying it is ‘less than tax and gift wrapping on a traditional gift.’ This may be true, but we still find it uncomfortable to charge someone to give [the couple] money. For this reason, Honeyfund offers free, offline payment methods. And, if [the couple] choose[s] to accept online credit card payments, we offer [them] the lowest transaction fees available. Guests never pay a fee.”
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