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INTRODUCING ‘LOVE AROUND THE WORLD.’

What would you do with 360 hours of complimentary air travel? (Enough to circle the globe together, twice?) Where would you go? What would you see?

We know it sounds almost too good to be true — but thanks to Honeyfund and Skyhour — your honeymoon doesn’t have to end within a week. In fact, your honeymoon is simply the beginning.  And, with our help, you’ll begin with a balance by receiving one free skyhour just for registering.

Step 1: Set up your Honeyfund registry.

Step 2: Claim your free skyhour –- your honeyfund will automatically get a slick referral link!

Step 3: Share your honeyfund with all your wedding guests. They’ll use it to join you at your wedding — saving them 10% on all air travel and earning you 10 minutes of complimentary sky time for every hour booked.

Example: Aunt Susan books a six-hour flight using Skyhour to come to your wedding. She saves 10% on airfare and you earn 60 minutes (one hour) of sky time. (You can accumulate up to 360 hours this way.)

Here are the official rules. Let’s Fly!

Skyhour & Honeyfund Refer-a-Friend Program Complete Terms and Conditions
July 27, 2018

These Terms and Conditions apply to the “Love Around the World” refer-a-friend offer available through Honeyfund and Skyhour (hereinafter, “Offer”).

  • To participate in this Offer, you must be: (i) a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; and (ii) 18 years of age or older.
  • Offer Period: The Offer will begin on July 27, 2018 and end on July 27, 2019 or when the Offer distributes 600,000 Skyminutes (10,000 Skyhours), whichever occurs first (“Offer Period”).  
  • During the Offer Period, Honeyfund members must become a registered Skyhour member and have a valid Skyhour account in order to participate in this Offer (“Referring Advocate”). Referring Advocates are invited to share their unique Honeyfund Registry link (“Referral Link”) with friends and family members (herein after “Referee”).  Referees must become a registered Skyhour member and have a valid Skyhour account in order to purchase Skyhours. Referees may purchase Skyhours as gifts for a Referring Advocate or purchase Skyhours for themselves.
  • For every Referee who registers to become a Skyhour member and obtains a valid Skyhour account for the first time, he/she will receive a 10% discount on his/her first Skyhour purchase (discount limited to the first 10 skyhours purchased). The Referring Advocate will also receive ten (10) Skyhour skyminutes, valued at $10.00, for every skyhour purchased by Referee(s) for up to a year from the time they registered. A maximum of 360 skyhours (per intervals of 10 skyminutes) per Advocate. A maximum of 600,000 skyminutes (10,000 Skyhours) will be distributed in this Offer.
  • Offer may not be combined with any other Skyhour discount or offer. All valid Skyhour purchase transactions become the property of Skyhour (“Online Retailer”) and Honeyfund (“Promotional Partner”).  
  • No substitution or cash redemptions allowed. Offer subject to all federal and state laws and restrictions. Misuse of this Offer constitutes fraud. The Online Retailer and/or Promotional Partner reserve the right to amend, suspend or terminate this Offer at any time at its sole discretion. Offer void where prohibited by law, taxed or restricted.
  • Skyminutes earned by any Referring Advocate via this Offer will be deposited into Referring Advocates’ Skyhour Member Account instantly. Redemption of skyhours is subject to Skyhour terms and conditions set forth at http://www.skyhour.com/redeem.
  • Limit one (1) Skyhour Member Account per person/email address. If it is discovered that you have created multiple Member Accounts by using multiple email addresses or identities, all of your Member Accounts (and all associated Referrals) may be void at the Online Retailer’s discretion. By registering, you agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password and Member Account, and that you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or Member Account. Skyminutes accrued from this Offer are non-transferable to other Member Accounts and cannot be combined with or shared with any other Member Account.
  • Employees of Online Retailer, Promotional Partner, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising, production and promotion agencies (collectively, Related Entities), and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, siblings and their spouses) or persons living in the same households of each of the above are not eligible for this Offer.
  • Any personal information collected as part of this Offer may be used for Skyhour’s internal purposes and to send Referring Advocate and/or Referee information about Skyhour’s products and services, but will not be provided to third parties, except as necessary for the administration and fulfillment of this Offer or as required by law or legal process. For more information about Skyhour’s use of personal information, see Skyhour’s privacy policy available at https://skyhour.com/privacy.
  • Skyhour is not responsible for (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible transmissions; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or mechanical errors; or (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of transmissions.
  • Skyhour reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Offer should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes which corrupt or impair the security and fairness of the Offer.
  • By participating in this Offer, participants agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Related Entities from and against any and all liability claims or actions of any kind whatsoever (however named or described) for injuries, death, damages or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with the Offer.
  • Skyhour’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Offer Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Sponsor in writing.
  • Skyhour: We Work 254 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
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Tips for honeymoon etiquette

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Congratulations! I now pronounce you husband and wife! Now before you pack your bags and take off on the trip of a lifetime, here are a few important reminders to make sure you’re able to soak up all of the bliss and adventure in store on your honeymoon:

Pack light & ahead of time

Pack Light (& Ahead of Time!):

We all know how stressful packing can be, but sticking to a checklist with the essentials will save you time AND a headache! Having a little free space in your luggage will allow room for any items you may purchase and want to bring home. For those of you jet-setting right away, be sure to have your suitcase packed and ready to go before your wedding weekend kicks off! Trust us, the last thing you’ll want to be doing the morning after is scrambling to make it to your flight on time (and worrying if your suitcase is over 50 lbs!)

Settle into being married

Ready, Set, Wait a Minute, Now Go:

Most couples would agree that waiting a few days (if not a week or two) after the wedding to leave for the honeymoon allows you to enjoy it that much more! It’s best to get some rest & feel refreshed after the emotional high of your big day. This way you’re able to say your goodbyes and get settled as Mr. and Mrs.

Consider a mini-moon

Mini-Moons:

Is your amount of time-off at work becoming slim? You may have all of the fun pre-wedding festivities to thank for that. 😉 Mini-moons are becoming ever more popular and make for the perfect, long-weekend getaway to celebrate the start of your happily-ever-after. Do some research and look up nearby places to road trip to, or look up the best fares on flights! (Napa Valley and Carmel-by-the-Sea were my personal picks!) If taking a whole week off isn’t possible, save up next year’s PTO for another trip to celebrate your first year anniversary. Then, you’ll have something else to look forward to!

Plan a trip you can afford

Savvy Spending:

Work within YOUR budget. Yes, it’s completely okay (and honestly for the best) to set a cap on what you’re wanting AND able to spend. You’ll thank your future selves! Instead of cutting it too close or overspending, set a budget that you agree upon and plan accordingly. Using honeymoon registries such as Honeyfund is a great way to help you pay for your trip! Wedding guests may love the idea of getting to treat the two of you in this way, as it provides an alternative wedding gift to the traditional ones you’ll receive.

Plan your trip

Make a Bucket List:

Once you have decided on a destination together (tip: one that also works for your budget!), grab a glass of wine & sit down with your significant other to write down your top must-see/do’s before the trip. This will help with planning purposes and also ensure you are making the most of your time there. Working with an experienced travel agent will ensure smooth booking, plus expert advice! Be sure to reserve your spot in any excursions you’re planning to do ahead of time (& check out any Groupons that may be available!)

Allow yourself some downtime

It’s OK to Not Have Plans:

Having some downtime IS a good thing, especially on vacation. You are obviously getting away to enjoy each other’s company, but making sure you account for enough free time will not only help you to relax and fully indulge, but will also provide flexibility in your schedule (if for some reason your excursion gets delayed or the weather gets in the way for a few hours.)

Becoming a Mrs.

Ms. or Mrs.?

Brides, make sure to book under your maiden name if you’re leaving right away or shortly after! This is important for travel and security purposes. Even though the first thing we want to do is change our last name on Facebook as technically you are now a Mrs., you’re not able to legally change your name until you have received the official copy of your marriage license in the mail (which is likely a few weeks after the big day.) At that time, you’ll want to make sure to update your Social Security information, obtain a new driver’s license, and apply for a new passport under your married name to make it totally official.

Having a Honeyfund honeymoon registry can make your wedding dreams come true.

BIO: Lucy Feltman is the Assistant Wedding & Event Planner with Strings & Champagne Events, which based Roseville, California and serves the Greater Sacramento and Lake Tahoe areas of Northern California. A true Events Enthusiast, Lucy loves helping put the pieces together to make sure your day is one for the books. Originally from Iowa, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and is excited for the opportunity to continue her passion for planning & eye for design in the events industry. She works alongside Strings & Champagne Events Owner and Planner Sandy Stringer, to help give clients the peace of mind they look for in transforming their vision into a reality, while keeping up with the latest & greatest trends. Allow yourself some downtime

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