The average cost of a wedding today is in the tens of thousands of dollars. In the past requesting financial gifts was considered undignified. Today it is not only acceptable, but preferred.
This is not just a fancy collection site. Guests interact and choose what they want to help with, whether it is money for the travel or a special dinner at the destination of their choice. When comparing honeymoon registry sites, here are a few things to consider:
• Design and appeal of the site
• Ease of use
• Payment options for guests
• Payment options to receive the gifts
• Ease of withdrawal of fund (or transfers direct to vendors)
Plumfund is one of the largest and most respected crowdfunding honeymoon registry available and the most widely known sister company of Honeyfund. What sets Plumfund apart is they are designed to be user-friendly.
Even guests who have never used a honeymoon registry will find it easy to use.
The couple can sit at their computer and plan the honeymoon from travel to lodging, meals, and activities and easily choose what they have covered and what they want financial assistance with.
There are no wasted trips to department stores. The account is free to set up and they have an excellent customer service department to help you with anything you need.
Traditional or unique?
The honeymoon registry allows the couple to choose from actual honeymoon expenses or wishes or allows them to customize their crowdfunding for non-traditional uses.
Some couples prefer to use their honeymoon registry to raise funds to pay off loans, upgrade or remodel their home, prepare for a new child, or even sponsor a charitable event.
In some cases, the couple will use their registry to collect funds for a family member or friend who is suffering illness or loss in lieu of wedding gifts for themselves. They also may designate some of the funds to cover the actual wedding.
Save Time and money
In today’s wedding world, there is no reason to stress over the wedding details such as the gowns for the bridesmaids. The days of having a seamstress come in and make each woman a dress are over. Use a professional such as Azazie. Choose a classic A-Lined Cut and save money on alterations.
Set a price range to ensure everyone is dressed appropriately. Most brides choose bridesmaids dresses in the $300.00 range. This is considerate of the attendees budget and ensures lovely dresses. Do not feel you must stay in traditional molds.
Let them know
It is perfectly acceptable to list your honeymoon registry on your wedding invitations and social media sites.
In order for your guests to know your preference, they must know about your Plumfund.
Word of mouth is great, but feel free to add this information elsewhere as well. Anywhere you would have listed, “Registered at X” or “Cash donations welcome” you can list your Plumfund address.
About the Author:
Wendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.