Today I would like to talk about everyone’s favorite subject: MONEY! I feel uncomfortable just writing the word (how WASP-y of me!), but this is something I just have to put out into the universe. As you all know, Joel and I are getting married in 10 days. That’s right, you’re looking at the future Mrs. Joel Blumer, and we could not be more ecstatic. As I mentioned here, Joel and I have a home that we renovated and furnished together so we decided to opt out of a big wedding registry. When we’re invited to a wedding, we like to give a cash gift regardless of registry (who doesn’t love a cash gift?!) so we assumed that simply by not registering for gifts people would take a hint and bust open their checkbooks. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ASSUME, RIGHT?! Both my future husband and myself were having reoccurring nightmares where we received shower caddies and coffee table books we neither needed or wanted! Oh, the insanity!
I realize at this point I probably sound like an ungrateful dickhead, but Joel and I have been working our asses off to pull off our wedding and make it special for each and every one of our guests! We love our friends and family and appreciate them making the effort to join us on our special day!
So what solutions did we have besides crossing our fingers and praying for an influx of cash and/or gift receipts with gifts?! Easy! We created a Honey Fund account! Honey Fund is a free online honeymoon registry (as seen here on Shark Tank) where you can pick out things you want to do on your honeymoon and your guests can donate to you. It’s brilliant and completely free or you can personalize the shit out of your Honey Fund page for only $39! It’s great, you pick where you’re going on your honeymoon and the website compiles a list of activities and prices for your guests to choose from. Some of our lovely family members, who cannot make it to our wedding, have already been generous enough to donate through the website! We highly recommend Honey Fund to anyone in the same pre-marital boat as us.
Weddings are freaking expensive! As much as I wish we could register at Crate & Barrel for a toaster filled with cash, but this option totally works too.