FAQs—All the info you need
- How much does it cost? It's free!
- Is Honeyfund just for honeymoons? No!
- Is Honeyfund safe and secure for me and my guests?
- How do I book my travel?
- Can I have other gift registries and a Honeyfund?
- How do we receive our gift money?
- How do online payments work?
- What if we don't receive enough money from our honeyfund?
- Is Honeyfund easy for my guests? What if my guests aren't Internet savvy?
- How is all this free?
- Who started Honeyfund?
How much does it cost? It's free!
Honeyfund is totally free! There are no transaction fees for couples or gift givers and no setup fees. This is possible because gift givers are directed to send the money to YOU, by cash or check. We don't handle any gift money here at Honeyfund.
In addition to the free service, there are two upgrade options:
1. You may upgrade to Honeyfund Premium for a one-time charge of $39 USD. This includes your choice of design templates, a photo slideshow of you, photos next to your registry items, and no ads on your registry.
2. Accept online payments from your gift givers using Honeyfund's credit card system (US only), or via your own premier or business PayPal account. Honeyfund/WePay fees are 2.8% + $0.30 and Paypal fees are 2.9% + $0.30 (US)/transaction. Credit card payments are available with both Free and Premium Honeyfund accounts.
Is Honeyfund just for honeymoons? No!
Honeyfund can be used for any type of cash wedding gift! Raising money for a down payment? Registering for a "big ticket" item? Need funds for starting off? Do you have another savings goal? You can put anything you want on your Honeyfund!
Not having a wedding? Fundraising, crowdfunding and all-occasion cash gifts are available at our sister site, Plumfund.com.
Is Honeyfund.com safe and secure for me and my guests?
Rest assured all personal info and gift money is safe and secure. Your money travels directly from gift givers to you, either offline or via your own WePay or PayPal account, so we don't handle money here at Honeyfund.
Honeyfund's secure servers keep your private info safe, and personal info is never sold, rented or shared.
Honeyfund has also been awarded an A grade by Better Business Bureau's Online Reliability program.
See what Real Couples have to say about their experience with Honeyfund.
How do I book my travel?
With Honeyfund, you make your own travel arrangements and then receive monetary gifts from your guests to help you pay for the costs of travel.
Can I have other gift registries and a Honeyfund?
Yes! In fact many couples have a Honeyfund in addition to a traditional registry or two. A house wares registry is nice for bridal shower gifts. And this way your guests have plenty of choices. You can even link your other registries to your Honeyfund page.
How do we receive our gift money?
Here's the best thing about Honeyfund: All your gift payments come directly to you from your gift givers! We keep our service free by avoiding credit card processing fees. That means we never handle your money. Instead, your gift givers are instructed to pay you directly by cash or check. They can either mail you their payment or present it to you at a shower or at the wedding, along with their Honeyfund gift certificate.
If you want your guests to have the option of paying by credit card, you can use Honeyfund's credit card system powered by WePay, for a small fee of 2.8% + $0.30. Or link your own PayPal account and pay PayPal's fees. See the next question for more information.
How do the online payments work?
Since Honeyfund launched in 2006, we've searched high and low for a payment system that is secure, affordable, and easy to use. And now, it's here!
- Guests pay quickly and easily, all within Honeyfund's website.
- You pay just 2.8% +$0.30 (lowest fee on the market!)
- Two easy steps enable credit card payments (see Payment Settings)
- To withdraw, choose electronic transfer or paper check. No withdrawal fees!
You can also accept credit cards payments directly from your guests via your own PayPal account. Guests will be redirected to PayPal to make their credit card payment as they would for any other web purchase (without needing a PayPal account). You'll receive the payments immediately into your PayPal account, directly from your guests. See our PayPal Setup Guide for more info.
What if we don't receive enough money from our Honeyfund?
You'll want to think about how many guests are attending that might be open to contributing to your honeymoon and do a rough estimate. Most likely people will surprise you with their generosity. Just make sure you get the word out by notifying guests of your Honeyfund. And most importantly, make sure you have backup plan in case you don't receive enough to cover the entire cost of your honeymoon.
Is Honeyfund easy for my guests? What if my guests aren't Internet savvy?
Honeyfund makes it easy for wedding guests to purchase your gift. They simply select a gift from your Honeyfund web page, enter their name and e-mail address, and follow the simple payment instructions. They even receive a purchase confirmation e-mail along with a reminder to make payment if they haven't already.
While we think this process is pretty simple, we realize some people just aren't Internet savvy. We suggest these guests contribute money directly to you, or find someone else to make a Honeyfund purchase on their behalf. When you sign up, you’ll designate a contact person (like a bridesmaid, groomsman or family member) who can answer guests' questions about how to contribute and offer assistance if needed.
Finally, it's never a bad idea to have a small traditional registry for those guests who prefer to shop in store.
How is all this free?
Honeyfund was started with a vision: A free online honeymoon registry with no strings. So how do we do it? Like many Internet businesses, we keep the lights on with advertising revenue. Many of our partners offer services you need for your wedding—like flowers, cakes, catering, music, even travel. This way, you get a free honeymoon registry and a little help planning your wedding too!
In addition, Honeyfund Premium accounts are now available, including beautiful page design templates, registry item images, a slideshow of your photos, and no ads on your registry page. Revenue from Honeyfund Premium helps keep Honeyfund’s free service running. And, because our vision is to help couples take the honeymoon of their dreams without being gouged by high fees, we’ve kept the price ridiculously cheap at just $39 USD.
Who started Honeyfund?
Honeyfund was created by a real couple who wanted a honeymoon registry that didn’t charge exorbitant fees. Learn more About Us.
Real Honeyfund Couples
"Our Honeyfund paid for the whole trip and we even had a bit leftover."
-Mindee and Graham