I’m getting married July next year. We already have a house and all we need so thought we would ask for donations into our honeymoon fund. Does anyone know the best way this can be done? I know there are websites out there where people can put money into Does anyone have any they have used Thank you In advance
The wedding shop is really good www.theweddingshop.com
We have also asked for money and have written it in the form of a poem
Research the poems on online sites. We did this and it worked well. Good luck x
Poem cards inside the invitations x
We put a lovely little message in our invites - we asked for dollars for our honeymoon xx
I put a little poem in my invites asking for honey moon funds. And a little jokey comment saying they could give us all their cash or pay into an account. A lot of people prefer to put it in the card or the feel they have turned up empty handed x
We put a little poem in with the wedding invitations. All of our guests know we have our own home and things already, so I didn’t feel too bad asking for donations for a honeymoon, most people have said they wouldn’t know what to buy us anyway 😅.
"No boxed gifts please"
We wrote a little poem xx
I get married next year but u can’t ask for donations it’s what people want give think if u need donations for u honeymoon but u should not be getting married! It’s wrong
We used Prezola
We put a poem in with our invitations and asked for help towards the honeymoon rather than gifts. No one was offended and everyone seemed to love the poem!
We put this
Our life together has already begun
And we almost have everything under the sun
So we both thought we would make a suggestion
To save you from all the searching and guessing
Instead of spending lots and lots
Just put some money with your card
And place it into our Moneybox
Large amounts are not anticipated
Any amount would be appreciated
Now that we have saved you all the fuss
We can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!
i was very dubious to ask for money to start with however after speaking to most of the day guests they told me its normal and not to feel bad about it so i put this poem in my invite
We do not have a wedding list
Nor a request for certain things
All we want is your company
And the memories the day brings
However if you wish to contribute in
some other way, we would love a few
pennies to be able to spend on a rainy day
There's a website where you put in activities you're doing on your honeymoon and people can pay for an actual activity. You may need to Google can't remember the name of if.
We put a message in our invitations saying we wanted money rather than gifts in a nice little poem 😊 x
We are having a wishing well.... my hubby to be got to put ours together and paint it how we wanted it, and we put a little poem in with our invites basically saying that we really only wanted our guests to join us a celebrate with us, but if they felt they wanted to donate they could do so in our wishing well.
We've got a poem for in our invitations :) xx
I used Trailfinders who provide you with a little card to send out with your invites with a link to a website where people can make a contribution if they wish. They also give you a honeymoon contribution for using their company xxx
I don't think that it's polite to ask. Your guest will know your situation and probably gift money anyway. Most of our gifts were money.
We had a John Lewis gift list which you can link to Kuoni for honeymoon donations x
U can get we Poems that as for money but not in a cheeky way, that’s what I did, just look on internet for ideas, goodluck for the big day 😊
Someone i know put a little note in invitations
We had little poem cards made through eBay that we put in with the invites x
A money poem in with invitations are nice then people up money in your cards xx
I can’t see if it’s been posted already but patch.com is amazing. People can chose to buy bits of your house from a brick to a chimney or window etc. Super easy to transfer at the end too x
Don't do poems. It's cringe, and some people will be so turned off by them they won't give you anything
Prezola is a good one
People knew we had a house and everything for it. So some gave us vouchers rest money un cards but we said to them all we want is u to be there on our special day
We desperately needed a new bathroom & only when guests started to ask if there was anything we needed for our home we told them that IF they wanted to get us anything we would really appreciate either vouchers for a certain DIY shop or money . Everyone was more than happy to do this so I see no reason why you cant explain you'd love a break away with each other to celebrate getting married, I've also given couples money as a present, it's what the couple would like , its their wedding !
We put a poem in a invites explaing we want money, then will put the money from cards into our bank account
"Because at first we have lived in sin, we've got the sheets and a rubbish bin. To save you looking, shopping or buying, here's an idea we thought you'd like trying. A wishing well we thought would be great, but only if you wish to participate. An envolope of money is placed in the well, then make a wish.. But shhh don't tell." and then have a wishing well set up at your reception 😊
I totally agree with Lucy, you shouldn’t be asking people to fund your honeymoon. However what we did is suggest contributions towards our honeymoon experiences instead - snorkelling, dinners, day trips etc. That way it was clear we were having a honeymoon anyway and weren’t relying on (pressurising!!) our guests to contribute, but they could help to make it more memorable if they chose to x
We Did this, we put some words into our invites saying something along the lines of the only present we need is your presence. Can't remember exact words but then said something about honeymoon fund. We gave our joint account details to people that wanted to pay it in directly.
A little poem in your invites is normally all you need and then at your reception have a little post box or some place to put cards in. X
We wrote a poem and put it in with the invites x
Personally I would rather give money than someone receive a gift the give away or try to take back x
Charlotte Sarah xxx
We have put this on our invites:
We've lived together quite a while, we've got our pots and pans,
So as we don't need homely gifts, we've got another plan.
We know it's not traditional, and not the usual way it's done,
But rather than a wedding list, we'd love a bit of sun.
So if you'd like to give a gift, and help send us on our way,
A donation towards our honeymoon, would really make our day!
The choice however is really yours, and we would like to say,
That the best gift we could receive, is you, here, on our most special day!
You could ask for travel vouchers.x
We used a poem and also our honeymoon company supplies a honeymoon gift list online so they sent us little cards to put our gift list number on so people can log on and pay there
We’ve put a poem on our website saying ‘in our castle we’ve lived a year or two, we don’t really need anything know, but if you were thinking of a little wedding gift, some money for the honeymoon wouldn’t go amiss!’ And then we’ve put a bit about where we want to go and why
We had a cardboard wishing well at our wedding party where people put money in x
We set up a separate bank account for honeymoon fund and put it in invitations a poem and bank details so we could pay for our honeymoon straight from the account but then had a vox in the day for people too.
Ive done a poem as thats what im asking for too there are loads of lovely poems on the internet
See if your venue do a wedding card post box! They look dead cute and you can empty it the next day, if they don’t do one I imagine you could get one fairly cheap online ☺️
We used prezola but actually most people just gave us cash/cheques. We put a couple of bits on prezola too, just in case anyone felt too awkward giving money, as some people do and did.
The website patchwork is great, it allows you to choose certain activities on honeymoon and people donate to the cost. The money just goes into PayPal but its a bit more personalised, and then when you're on honeymoon you can send a picture of a round of cocktails etc.. And thank whoever donated to that x
I am using prezola. My cousins used that and said it was really good. You can ask for goods or money.
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Thank you for all your comments I really anticipate it. Just to clarify to some I’m not asking for people to pay my honeymoon just if they wanted to gift towards it or whilst we are out there for activities they can. My question may have been written wrong but this is a very common thing to do now when people already have their house and contents.
Thank you again
We didn’t bother with a poem. I just figured we’d be slightly blunt and say “for a gift we’re asking for contributions to our honeymoon”. We never set up a fund and just had cash off of everybody in their cards. And one or 2 people gave us cheques. We just took it straight to the bank and cashed it all in..