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This post comes from a real-life day-of wedding coordinator , Elisabeth Kramer, about the tips and advice she shares with her clients.

“Do we have to register?” It’s one of the most common questions I hear as a day-of wedding coordinator. I’ve already mentioned why people ask this and how we should address that problem, and as much as I’d love a world where registries go the way of the dodo, I don’t think your grandma would understand.

So what’s an engaged couple to do? Get crazy at Crate and Barrel or risk hurt feelings? Thankfully, today’s couples have options when it comes to skipping the traditional registry. Among them: Honeyfund.

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I first heard of Honeyfund when a cousin got married and my parents bought him part of a BBQ, a happy hour for his honeymoon, and a portion of a home office. That’s the idea behind the site: Couples pick what they want and their guests decide how much they contribute toward each goal.

Honeyfund started in 2006 as a way to crowdsource funds for a honeymoon. The 800,000-plus couples who’ve used it since do often ask for a trip. But more often it’s for help with a down payment or a request to contribute to the wedding.

Note: Try Honeyfund’s Zero Fee option. Redeem your Honeyfund balance in the form of gift cards with an extensive list of top-notch various Honeyfund partners like Amazon, Uber, Delta and more.

This originally appeared on Unwed: Not Your Typical Wedding Blog. There you’ll also find a Q&A series with women who’ve planned their weddings and a series about nontraditional wedding planning resources.
Author bio: Elisabeth Kramer is a day-of wedding coordinator and writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Read more about her work.
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From December 15, 2016 to March 31, 2017, we’re celebrating the engagement of Honeyfund couples by giving away a honeymoon to paradise! The Sweepstakes is sponsored by the following companies and prizes are listed below:

THE PRIZES:

AtlantisGRAND PRIZE! One 7-Night Accommodations for Two PLUS Ground Transportation, One Activity, and One Dinner! (Value: $3,500)

SECOND PRIZE: $1,000  Gift Card from Brilliant BrilliantEarthEarth

THIRD PRIZES: Five (5) $500 Gift Credits fromMinted Minted.com

See Official Rules and Enter to Win Below!

Win a Honeymoon to Paradise!

 

Good Luck!

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