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Honeymoon Registry FAQs

Below are answers to these questions we're asked most often about our Honeymoon Registry.  Also, be sure to visit our Honeymoon Registry Information page.

If you don't see your Honeymoon Registry questions answered here, please send us an email to: Experts@Honeymoons-By-Sunset.com

The Basics:

Planning/Booking Your Honeymoon:

Notifying People About Your Honeymoon Registry:

Contributions To A Honeymoon Registry:

Costs For Your Honeymoon Registry:

Making Payments From Your Honeymoon Registry For Your Honeymoon:

Security / Privacy:

The Basics:

How does Honeymoon By Sunset's Honeymoon registry work?
A Honeymoon Registry is just like normal store gift registry, but instead of selecting various items for your home, such as china, crystal, silverware, etc. you are choosing a Honeymoon.  We provide you with complimentary Honeymoon Registry Cards that can be slipped inside of your Wedding Invitations (or your "Save The Date" cards) to notify your guests of your Honeymoon Registry.  These cards let them know how they can contribute.  That's all there is to it!

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How do I (the bride or groom) create a Honeymoon Registy with you?
After you've booked your Honeymoon with us, the next step - creating a Honeymoon Registry is easy - because we handle it for you!  You'll be issued a unique "Honeymoon Registry Number" that you can give to your guests so that they can contribute.  You'll have the option of ordering complimentary (free) cards that can slip inside your "Save The Date" cards or your Invitations as a way to notify your guests about your Honeymoon Registry. The Honeymoon Registry Number printed on the cards is used when your guests call us to contribute (if they've misplaced the Registry Number we can still look it up using your names and wedding date), and to confirm that they have the correct Honeymoon Registry.

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What about my guests who prefer a normal (store) Gift Registry?
Do both!  Our research tells us that many of your friends and family will truly appreciate that a Honeymoon Registry is a convenient way for them to give you something that they know you really want.  A Honeymoon Registry is a means to help you with your Honeymoon expenses, even activities and amenities - for example you may want to have a pedicure and massage while on your Honeymoon, - that may stretch your budget a bit too much. Some guests would prefer to help you get that pedicure, massage, parasailing or romantic dinner; and others are happier getting you the toaster or other item on your store gift registry. The important thing is that by doing both types of registries, you are giving your guests a choice.

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What happens to our Honeymoon Registry if our Honeymoon is postponed or cancelled?
Keep in mind that, depending upon how close you are to your departure date, some deposits may not be fully refundable by the destination. However, we will work with you to change your dates (in the case of a postponement) and/or recoup any refunds possible (in the case of a cancellation). Then we'll continue to work with you, and your Honeymoon Registry account will stay open, until everything has been cancelled or rescheduled or until you notify us to close it. Any remaining funds will be sent to you, and after that, it will be your responsibility to return any contributions if necessary (if your wedding was cancelled too).

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Planning/Booking Your Honeymoon:

How soon should I start to plan my Honeymoon and set up a Honeymoon Registry?
You can never start too soon! There are some basic issues to address - such as budget, length of your Honeymoon, what you and your fiance like to do, etc. - that our certified Honeymoon Consultants need to know in order to help you plan the perfect Honeymoon, so your first step should be to call us. In addition, popular destinations can sell out early for peak dates, so you'll want to be sure you get your first choice and avoid disappointment by booking early.  There is no obligation and no cost to you for our service.  If you've already done a lot of pre-planning, but have not yet booked your Honeymoon, call us for a no-obligation comparison to see if we can get you a better price.  Once you've booked with us, you can set up your Honeymoon Registry at the same time.

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Can I use your Honeymoon Registry if I've booked my Honeymoon with someone else?
If you've already booked through someone else, then I'm sorry, but you will be unable to use our Honeymoon Registry. This is because we have absolutely no service charges - either to you or to your guests. No front end fees and no backend fees.  Processing contributions (on credit cards) costs us money, as does handling the payments to destination vendors, which adds to our overall cost of doing business.  We can only offer this free service when we are able to recover those costs from the destination vendor (in the form of a commission) by being the Booking Agency for your honeymoon destination.

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Why do I have to book my Honeymoon with you in order to use your Honeymoon Registry?
Yes. We can only offer our Honeymoon Registry service to couples who use our Honeymoon Planning service, simply because we charge no fees whatsoever for our Honeymoon Registry service. Planning your Honeymoon provides us with income from the destinations that offsets our cost of maintaining a Honeymoon Registry account for you.

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Notifying People About Your Registry:

How do I let my friends and family know about my Honeymoon Registry?
There are numerous ways, but to help we can provide you with complimentary cards that you can insert with your wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations, or "save the date" cards, that notifies guests that you have a Honeymoon Registry with us. The card will give your guests the Honeymoon Registry Number assigned when you create a new Honeymoon Registry, along with our contact information - website and toll-free phone number. Your family and closest friends can also help spread the word.

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Contributions To A Honeymoon Registry:

How do I contribute to someone's Honeymoon Registry?
The gift of a Honeymoon is one of the most appreciated gifts you can give, because you're giving the couple something that will last far longer than a household item - you're giving them a trip of a lifetime filled with wonderful memories!  To contribute toward the Honeymoon Registry for a couple who is registered at Honeymoons By Sunset, call us Toll Free at 1-800-308-2518, Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm Arizona time, and we'll be happy to help you - we just need the Registry Number, or the full name of either the bride or groom, and the date of their wedding.   There are NO fees associated with processing your contribution.

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How much can we expect in contributions so that we know what we can afford?
While we can't calculate a solid figure, we can tell you that the earlier you get the word out to your guests about your Honeymoon Registry, the more successful it will be. And although there is no real obligation for a guest to actually give you a gift, studies show that the average amount spent on a wedding gift is in the $30 to $50 range. In order to be sure that everyone knows about your Honeymoon Registry as early as possible, many brides rely on family members, bridesmaids, and their closest friends to help spread the word. Also, be sure to use our complimentary Honeymoon Registry cards to insert with your invitations or better yet, your "Save The Date" cards, which typically go out 6 to 12 months in advance of your wedding.

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How do we collect the money that has been contributed to our Honeymoon Registry?
Funds will accumulate in your Honeymoon Registry account until deposits or payments come due from the airline, destination (hotel/resort) or cruise line, then checks will be disbursed by us to cover those deposits/payments.  On occasion, contributions exceed the amount needed to pay for your Honeymoon, so once all open payables for your Honeymoon are paid in full, we will send you a check for all excess funds accumulated one week before your wedding (so that you have some "spending cash" to take with you on your Honeymoon).  You may leave your Honeymoon Registry open for up to ten (10) days following your Honeymoon, in order to allow guests to continue to contribute, and any additional funds will be mailed to you following the close of your account.  In our experience, many people contribute to a Honeymoon Registry in the day or two preceeding the wedding, or even the day of your wedding (when they realize they've forgotten to get a gift and there isn't time to shop!), so frequently couples have a nice surprise check waiting for them when they get home!

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How do I know who has contributed what so that I can thank them?
Once you've created a Honeymoon Registry account, we will provide you with a weekly report detailing all contributions made to-date, so you'll know exactly who has contributed and in what amount. Coming soon your Honeymoon Registry will be available online, so you can check the status and print your own reports at any time. In addition, we will also provide your guests with a complimentary Gift Card that they will give to you, as a way for them to let you know that they've made a contribution.

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Costs For Your Honeymoon Registry:

Is there any cost to me for your Honeymoon Registry service?
None at all. There are no up-front fees for creating your Honeymoon Registry and no backend fees either. We don't charge you to collect funds nor to disburse funds to the destination you've chosen, and we don't charge your guests a fee to process their contributions.   We are the only Honeymoon Registry service that has absolutlely no fees. Other sites will claim that you can set up a "free" honeymoon registry - what they don't tell you (unless you read the fine print) is that they do charge fees to collect contributions - either to you or to your contributors (or both) and make payments to you or your vendors.

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Is there any service charges to my guests on their gift contributions?
No - there are no fees to your guests to contribute to your Honeymoon Registry.   None at all. Every penny they contribute goes right into your Honeymoon Registry account and is either used for your Honeymoon expenses or sent to you when the account is closed.

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Making Payments From A Honeymoon Registry For Your Honeymoon:

Who handles making payments from my Honeymoon Registry for my Honeymoon costs?
We handle all of this for you by disbursing checks as each payment/deposit comes due. We will also notify you by email as funds are paid from your Honeymoon Registry to cover these payments/deposits, and payments will be itemized in your weekly report.

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Security / Privacy:

How safe is it for my guests to use a credit card to contribute?
Extremely safe. Your guests call us Toll-Free to make their contributions using their credit cards, which are processed through our secured reservations system, not a website, so their information is at less risk than many websites, even those that use secured server technology.

Can anyone else get my personal information that I give you?
No, not at all. We never give, sell, or lease any customer information to any other company, nor do we give out personal information about any of our customers over the phone, except the minimal information necessary to book a hotel room or flight for you.

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