Meaningful, memorable gifts that are more than just a cash donation.
It could be that you’re living together, and your home is fully-stocked with all the saucepans, glasses and towels you need. Or perhaps you’ve both been living independently, and the challenge of combining your households is deciding whose kettle you’ll actually use.
Either way, you don’t need more stuff — but you know that your friends and family will nonetheless want to buy you gifts to celebrate your wedding.
But simply asking for cash might feel impersonal — or worse, rude. You’re genuinely appreciative of any gift you’re given, and you’d like your guests to feel they’re giving you something real and romantic, not just writing an amount on a cheque.
What you’d really love, is to be able to start your married life together with the holiday of a lifetime. Wouldn’t it be great if your friends and family could contribute towards your honeymoon, but in a way that felt more like a traditional gift registry than just an anonymous pot of cash?
If this describes you, you’re not alone. It described us back when we got married ourselves, and so we created Buy Our Honeymoon for our own wedding back in 2005. We put together a gift list of the things we wanted to do, see and visit on our epic 3000-mile road trip of Florida and the Deep South. Our bridesmaids helped us stay in a log cabin, up in the smoky mountains of Tennessee; work colleagues upgraded our rental car to a convertible; aunts and uncles bought us tickets to all the theme parks.
The idea went down so well with our guests that we were persuaded to develop the site for other people to use. It’s now more than six years since we launched, and we’ve become the UK’s top gift list for your dream honeymoon, in addition to helping thousands of couples worldwide make their honeymoons happen.
Here’s how Buy Our Honeymoon works. First, sign up for a free, no-obligation 7-day trial. You can select from a variety of web addresses for your guests to visit, such as ourdreamhoneymoon.com or the-gift-of-memories.com. Choose one of our beautiful, smartphone and tablet-compatible design themes, and personalise your pages with your own photos and a description of your honeymoon plans.
Then, start compiling your list of excursions, adventures, meals, accommodation and travel expenses. You don’t need to have your honeymoon itinerary fully planned-out, or even know where you’re headed. You certainly don’t need to have already booked anything.
You can go into as much or as little detail as you want — we’ve got loads of sample gift lists to give you ideas, and we’re more than happy to help with any queries you might have. You can include absolutely anything you can think of, and even mix gifts for your honeymoon with gifts for your home.
You can combine different types of gift on the same list, in multiple currencies and even multiple languages. You can have priced gifts right alongside open contributions. We even include a way for guests to provide their own gift suggestion!
We’re 100% independent, so you can book your honeymoon travel with whomever you want to get the best deals you can find. And we don’t take any commission out of the gifts you receive. The value of your gifts is always paid directly to you, in whatever way suits you best.
You can also accept gift payments made by card, using Stripe for card processing. Making payment using Stripe’s checkout is secure and fast — and incredibly simple: your guests won’t even leave your list pages to go to an external payments site. They can be based anywhere in the world, and won’t ever need to set up an account of any kind.
Some couples choose instead to receive cash or cheques on the day of their wedding, and others leave details on making a balance transfer to their bank account.
Buy Our Honeymoon helps coordinate and manage your gift money, but we don’t collect your gifts on your behalf. This means your gifts are completely safe, and yours from the moment they’re given.
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