- What is an online honeymoon registry?
- How does the process work?
- Why use Honeymoon Pixie?
- What does a Honeymoon Pixie registry look like?
- What is the proper honeymoon gift registry etiquette?
- How do we inform our guests that we are registered with Honeymoon Pixie?
- How much does it cost to create a Honeymoon Pixie Registry?
- How does the service and the fee compare to a traditional wedding registry?
- Is my personal information safe?
- Is credit card information secure?
- Where does the money go when we receive a gift?
- How do we know when a gift has been purchased for us?
- Do you book the activities on our honeymoon registry for us?
- How and when do we receive our gift funds from our registry?
- How do I add a video to my registry?
- What is the best way to thank a guest?
- What if some of our wedding guests aren't computer friendly?
- What if we don't know where we are going, can we still use the honeymoon registry to start receiving gift money?
- Can we change or add items to our registry list after we've posted it?
- Can we use this honeymoon registry if we are not from the US?
- Why not just receive checks at the wedding?
- What happens if my wedding or honeymoon is cancelled or postponed?
What is an online honeymoon registry?
A honeymoon registry is similar to a traditional wedding registry; however guests purchase fun activities for the couple to enjoy during their honeymoon as gifts, instead of the traditional toaster and china.
A honeymoon registry is the perfect alternative for couples who have many of the household items needed to start a new home together. Instead of more material gifts, couples can have the experiences associated with their dream honeymoon. For example, imagine a couple's massage on the beach, a romantic dinner under the stars, or swimming with dolphins in warm tropical waters.
It's a Win-Win for the couple and their guests. The gift funds from the registry will be cherished by the couple as they create honeymoon memories that will last them a lifetime. And guests can feel good about helping the couple achieve the honeymoon of their dreams!
How does the process work?
We make it very easy! First, you create your account by completing our one page registration. Registration is free and takes a minute to complete. Register here.
You then select from one of our 10 professional website designs. You can upload your own photos and provide a personal story and honeymoon details. Select from one of our exclusive ‘Pixie One-Click’ registries - these pre-built registries are packed with fun gifts and are yours to use. Honeymoon gifts are included under the categories: Accommodations, Fun Activities, Gear, Pampering, Transportation, Wine & Dine, and Charity. You can easily customize and edit any of your gifts.
We provide you with your own honeymoon registry website to share with your guests! You can notify friends and family about your registry through our facebook connection, email, or announcements cards (provided as a free service).
Your guests view your registry and purchase gifts using a credit card. The funds are securely deposited into your FDIC insured gift account. When you request your honeymoon gift money, the funds are sent directly to you so you can enjoy the honeymoon of your dreams!
Why use Honeymoon Pixie?
It’s Quick, Free & Easy – Our one page registration takes just a minute to complete. We've made it elegant, yet simple. There are no setup fees and your custom registry website is free. Select from one of our prebuilt 'One-Click' registries... it couldn't be easier.
Privacy Guaranteed – Your privacy is protected. We do not sell your information. We do not allow spam. We guarantee your privacy.
Free Services – Your very own Honeymoon Registry Website with your choice of premium custom designs, announcement cards, gift tracking, thank-you lists, travel advice, etiquette tips, honeymoon destination guides, facebook integration, Google map integration, and so much more are all free.
Safe & Secure – We use the highest level of data security, encryption and fraud protection. Your guests’ payment information is protected and you can feel safe knowing that your gift money is held in an FDIC insured bank.
Gift Giving Simplified – Your guests will enjoy browsing your registry site and will find purchasing a gift simple and easy... from any location, at any time of day. Plus they’ll like having no tax, no shipping, no handling fee, and no gift wrapping!
Quick Gift Redemption – Just let us know when you want your cash gifts and we’ll promptly send your funds by check, bank deposit (wire transfer), or PayPal. Anytime you want, as many times as you want.
Exclusive Features – We are the only company that provides you with the ability to enter any unique honeymoon destination anywhere in the world, to list multiple destinations, and to display it all on a Google map on your registry!
Facebook – As an option, your friends and guests can see gifts from your registry as they are purchased for you. This encourages guests to visit your honeymoon registry.
We’re Here to Help – We know that your life is busy as you plan for your wedding, so our toll-free customer service department, 1-888-74PIXIE, is here to assist you and your guests. Email is always available 24/7. Contact Us.
What does a Honeymoon Pixie registry look like?
It's always best to view a variety of honeymoon registries from different couples with unique honeymoon destinations. Please click here to view several registries: Sample Registries
What is the proper honeymoon gift registry etiquette?
"A honeymoon is a perfectly appropriate gift to request. There's no objection to it from an etiquette point of view," says Peter Post, president of the Emily Post Institute, an etiquette think tank. Emily Post has great information on wedding etiquette and advice.
You can find out more by visiting our registry etiquette page with articles from industry experts:
It is also acceptable to tell friends about your registry at your bridal shower. Your maid of honor can help provide your registry information to your guests.
How do we inform our guests that we are registered with Honeymoon Pixie?
Most couples will enlist the help of their parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen to get the word out. After all, they want you to have the honeymoon of your dreams! In addition, Honeymoon Pixie provides 4 notification options that you can use at any time:
- We provide couples with free registry announcements cards that can be printed and included in your bridal shower invitations. This is great way to create awareness and provide access to your honeymoon registry website.
- We make it easy to spread the word by providing a one-click facebook connection that generates a wall post when a gift is purchased. This allows your friends to see the gifts purchased for you and encourages them to visit your honeymoon registry to purchase you a gift.
- Couples can use one of our pre-written email templates to send out an announcement or a message to their guests. It's easy to use and your email list is kept private.
- You can copy and paste the code we provide into any other web page to share a link to your honeymoon registry website. We also provide a direct link to your registry that you can share with your quests.
Many couples will use the Honeymoon Pixie registry as their wedding website. It is complete with a beautiful website design (you get to select from 10 custom designs), your personal photos, personal story, a description of your honeymoon trip, and a list of honeymoon registry gifts. For couples who have established a wedding website, we provide the "copy and paste" code so that they can have a link to their honeymoon registry on their wedding website.
How much does it cost to create a Honeymoon Pixie Registry?
There are no costs associated with creating your Honeymoon Pixie registry webpage and using our free services and resources. There is no obligation - if you change your mind you can simply delete your registry.
We wish the entire service could be free, but we do have a flat 7% service fee to process gifts that are purchased. Half of this fee pays for the credit card processing fees. We've found that wedding guests want the convenience of using online credit card payments. The other half pays for hosting your personal registry website, security, fraud protection, and unlimited customer support for you and your guests. There are no extra costs, no premium upgrade fees, and no PayPal requirements.
We also provide you the freedom to choose who pays the service fee: the wedding guest or you. We set the default to the guest, because most guests want to ensure that you receive 100% of your gift money. The registry service is then entirely free to you.
Typically guests don’t mind paying the 7% fee because there is no tax, no shipping fee, no gift wrapping expense, and no driving to the mall! The second option is where the service fee is simply subtracted from the couple's gift total when they redeem their gift funds. In either case, we are the only company to provide full flexibility of when and how you want your gift funds delivered to you.
Other honeymoon registries will charge BOTH a service fee and a 3% credit card processing fee. Their fees range from 7.5% to 10%. We are occasionally asked about "free" honeymoon registries. This type of registry is designed for guests to give their gift check to you at your wedding. Most couples leave immediately after their wedding for their honeymoon and don’t have the time to wait until a weekday to go to the bank, cash the checks and obtain cash. This can be very stressful and jeopardize having your funds available. With Honeymoon Pixie, you can request your gift funds ahead of time and use it to prepay your honeymoon expenses. Other registry companies will generate revenue by selling registry "upgrades", advertising on your registry, requiring PayPal which has fees of approx. 3%, and selling your contact information to other marketing firms. Honeymoon Pixie will never do any of this.
We provide toll-free phone support to you and your guests - and will return calls and emails on the weekends and in the evenings. Elderly guests appreciate our assistance. And as always, our honeymoon planning tools, packing lists, travel tips, destination guides, announcement cards, thank you lists, and much more – are all free!
How does the service and the fee compare to a traditional wedding registry?
In almost all cases, a Honeymoon Pixie registry is more economical than a traditional gift registry. There is no expense associated with shipping, handling, tax, and gift wrapping. This can easily be 12-15% of the gift's value. And there is no need to transport the gift to the wedding.
When using Honeymoon Pixie, we send you a check or a bank transfer of your gift funds. There is no time spent or the embarrassment of exchanging unwanted gifts!
Is my personal information safe?
Your privacy is extremely important to us and we will never share or sell any of the personal information of our couples or guests. All of your personal information is stored on secure servers at our data center. We need it only to manage your registry, deliver your honeymoon registry funds, and email you gift notifications.
Is credit card information secure?
Security and the protection of sensitive information is our #1 priority. Our website uses 256-bit SSL encryption technology to ensure that the private credit card information of the gift-giver is transmitted safely and securely. The information is encrypted before it is sent and cannot be read. We never store your guests' credit card information and our support staff never has access to actual credit card information.
We use additional measures that provide security for each individual transaction and we partner with Cybersource and Bank of America. Both are online leaders in global payment processing, fraud detection and payment security.
For your protection, you will notice that during a transaction, our URL address line changes to "https". This indicates that our website is safe and secure.
Where does the money go when we receive a gift?
How do we know when a gift has been purchased for us?
Every time someone gives you a gift, an email detailing the gift will be automatically sent to the guest and to you. Your account will be updated with your gift activity. It is easy see the gifts you've received, who they are from, and the total amount available for redemption.
Do you book the activities on our honeymoon registry for us?
We are a gift registry service and not a travel agency. We provide you with complete control and flexibility to book your own travel and honeymoon activities. Gift funds that are in your registry account can be provided to you at an early date so you can prepay for some of your activities. We provide dazzling ideas for honeymoon destinations, shopping, and travel tips at Honeymoon Planning.
How and when do we receive our gift funds from our registry?
- Check mailed directly to you sent USPS First Class Mail (free).
- Bank to bank wire transfer in the U.S. ($10 fee).
- International bank wire transfer ($30 fee).
- Your PayPal account (PayPal's terms apply).
For security reasons, we can only issue gift redemptions in the name of the primary account holder. This name cannot be changed once a gift has been given. This is to protect you and prevent any fraudulent activity.
It takes 72-hours for funds from a credit card transaction to be available for gift funds redemption. This ensures that credit card activities are not fraudulent. This protects you and your guests.
Checks will be sent to the address you provided. We are not responsible or liable for any losses due to lost mail or untimely deliveries of regular mail.
The bank to bank wire-transfer is the safest, fastest and preferred method to receive your funds (48 hours is typical).
International clients have 2 options: International wire transfer or PayPal.
How do I add a video to my registry?
Recording a video is easy using your existing webcam. Simply click on the "Record Webcam Video" button. This is great way to add a personal touch to your registry: You can welcome your guests, thank them for visiting, or share your excitement about where you'll be going on your honeymoon!
Creating your video is easy - there is a 'record' button to click, a 'replay' button to review it, and the option to 're-record' your greeting so you can get it exactly right. You also have the ability to upload an existing video if you wish.
What is the best way to thank a guest?
Your guests will appreciate a personal thank you card. We make this easy by tracking your gifts and your guests' contact information. After logging into your account, select "Manage Gifts". This is where you redeem your gifts. There is also a "Thank You List" button that provides an organized printable list of all your gifts and the associated guest information.
What if some of our wedding guests aren't computer friendly?
Our customer service team is happy to help your guests over the phone and answer any questions they may have. We enjoy helping people and we want your guests to feel comfortable and confident. They can call us directly using our toll-free number: 1-888-74PIXIE (1-888-747-4943).
What if we don't know where we are going, can we still use the honeymoon registry to start receiving gift money?
Many couples have not selected their honeymoon destination. You can enter any destination and you can change it later to your specific destination. Many of your requested gift items for your accommodations, fun activities, gear, pampering, transportation, and wine & dine will be very similar wherever you honeymoon!
Can we change or add gifts to our registry after we've posted it?
Yes, at anytime! Simply log-in to your account and go to "Registry Gift Items". You can add, delete or edit any gift. You can easily change the gift photo, name, description, value and the number of gifts requested.
Can we use this honeymoon registry if we are not from the US?
American Samoa, American Virgin Islands, Australia, Austria, Belgium, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic Of Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
Gift amounts and account balances are in US dollars. Gift redemptions will also be drawn on US dollars from a bank based in the United States. If the funds are being deposited into a bank outside of the US, you should ask your bank about their fees associated with cashing foreign checks (and how long it takes to clear foreign checks), accepting foreign wire transfers, and currency conversion fees. Our couples have found that an international wire transfer is often the fastest and safest way to receive their gift funds.
Why not just receive checks at the wedding?
With most weddings on a weekend, receiving gift checks the day before you depart for your honeymoon makes it almost impossible to find the time to get to a bank to deposit and cash your gift checks. Most banks will take several days to clear out-of-town checks which can jeopardize having your funds available in time. This is not the kind of stress you want to have immediately after your wedding as you prepare to leave for your honeymoon!
With our honeymoon registry, you can receive all of your gift money ahead of time. This provides you the opportunity to pre-pay certain parts of your trip (for example, your airfare and lodging), and gives you an easy system of tracking all the gifts you receive.
What happens if my wedding or honeymoon is cancelled or postponed?
If your wedding or honeymoon is postponed, just log-in to your account and revise your wedding or honeymoon date. If your wedding is cancelled, we will provide you with a check for any outstanding balance that may be in your account. It's up to you to return any redeemed gift money to your family and guests.