Saturday, October 11, 2008

of gifts and galore

How do you feel about the idea of a honeyfund? Essentially, it works like a registry, but couples can pick out aspects of their honeymoon that you can directly contribute to.

As I mentioned, we are going to Florida next weekend for a wedding. The couple registered at two stores (Macys & Bed, Bath and Beyond, I believe) and then opted for a honeyfund. To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about them. I'm a bit apprehensive about registries to begin with, but that's another post for another day. Remind me.

This couple lives in DC as well, so it seems a bit ridiculous to fly down with a gift and then have them fly back with it. We see them often, so to be, it makes far more sense to write them a lovely card to give them at the wedding and let them know a gift is waiting in DC. Is this a bad idea? Then I was toying with the idea of adding a little thing from their honeyfund to the card, but I still don't know if I am wild about the idea.

Thoughts? Do you know anyone who had honeyfunded? Would you honeyfund?


Ashley D said...

I think it's fine to leave the gift in DC. I've done that in the past and the couple never seems to mind. It's less of a hassle for them anyway. As far as the Honeyfund goes, I would do what you feel most comfortable with. I think it's a cute idea, but I wouldn't be upset if my friends didn't contribute.

magda said...

I agree, leave the present here. They'll have enough to deal with as it is with a destination weekend.

If they have little things on the honeyfund, including something small in the card could be a nice gesture. I find the whole idea of a honeyfund rather off-putting, and I'd never do it personally, but I don't think it would be bad to contribute. Just go with what makes you comfortable.

Eh, I don't know. Maybe just bring them cupcakes : )

Sara said...

I tend to be pretty traditional when it comes to things like this so I would not be comfortable giving to a honeyfund and would most certainly never be comfortable having one. I think a gift should be a loving gesture to wish a couple well, not something to curb the cost of an expensive trip even if it is a honeymoon. If you want to do something nice for them on their honeymoon, you can call the hotel where they are staying and have a bottle of champagne sent to their room or treat them to a couples massage.

Anonymous said...

Whoa! I wish I had known about a honeyfund when I was getting married b/c then it would have been possible for us to go on a honeymoon. As it stands we'll probably need to go on an anniversarymoon to make up for it. :)

Klauds said...

I'm not a big fan of the honeyfund - I thought typically that was the groom's place to contribute that money. I'm super traditional about these things though, so maybe I'm dated by saying that.

La Petite Chic said...

I love the idea of a honeyfund. I wish we would have had one because resorts charge you a ridiculous amount for couples massages or champagne and it would have been nice to already have those things purchased for our honeymoon!