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#1 ~jabr~

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 03:51 PM

We really want to do a honeymoon register as we really need nothing for the house. Have many people used them? If so, who, what, where, how??? smile.gif

I have seen a few on the net which look really good... if people have access or even can use the net. I have had a look at our list and most people probably don't even have access.. so what are the other alternatives?

Also, has anyone had any bad reactions to it from their guests. I am really worried I am going to offend people. I mean, we will have the money for our honeymoon to pay for it, I basically only want the honeymoon register as an option for our guests as there really is nothing else we need (other than cash!).

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#2 jalshion

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 04:16 PM

Hi Jodi

We have a honeymoon registry with FL*gh* *ent*e and we wouldn't recommend it. These are the reasons:

1 The honeymoon has to be paid off the month before the wedding.
2 Guest can only go to the travel agent where you have registered your honeymoon, this can be a problem for interstate and international guests. For example we registered at Midland in Perth and guests can only go to that franchise if they wish to contribute.
3 Credit card surchages apply and it comes off the final total owing to you.
4 We received $50US and we had to change the money before we can put it on the registry.

We are two weeks from having to pay all our honeymoon and full and to date only one person has made a contribution.

However, everyone one (including the older generation) has said what a great idea it was.

HTH

Lisa

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 09:41 AM

We are doing one through H@rvey WT.

If people want to pay in person then they have to do it at the branch we have opened it, but they can pay by cheque or credit card through the mail or by fax. CC surcharge is charged to them and is only 1%.

The honeymoon has to be paid in full one month beforehand. Any money received after this date we can use as spending money which is good. No doubt most of our guests will be slack about paying into it so it still works for us.

Those that we have mentioned it to think that it is a great idea as they would not know what to buy us otherwise.

One thing to be aware of though is that most registries have to include airfare and accomm for them to be set up and there is a minimum cost involved, but I can't remember what it is.




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Posted 02 February 2005 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE (jalshion @ Feb 1 2005, 04:16 PM)
Hi Jodi

We have a honeymoon registry with FL*gh* *ent*e and we wouldn't recommend it. These are the reasons:

1 The honeymoon has to be paid off the month before the wedding.
2 Guest can only go to the travel agent where you have registered your honeymoon, this can be a problem for interstate and international guests. For example we registered at Midland in Perth and guests can only go to that franchise if they wish to contribute.
3 Credit card surchages apply and it comes off the final total owing to you.
4 We received $50US and we had to change the money before we can put it on the registry.

We are two weeks from having to pay all our honeymoon and full and to date only one person has made a contribution.

However, everyone one (including the older generation) has said what a great idea it was.

HTH

Lisa

We have a registry with Fl@ght C@ntre too, and we have found it to be great - and have different conditions to the one mentioned above!

* people can keep adding to the registry after 1 month before the wedding, and they will give us a cheque for any monies left over

* guests can go to ANY flight centre and put money on your account. We have attached the business card of our consultant and if they have any problems they can ring her directly. We have interstate guest as well and they have just phoned her and paid at their branch of flight centre, or by credit card over the phone.

You might want to check with them Lisa, as we have not had any problems smile.gif


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Posted 02 February 2005 - 09:52 AM

ps. we are thinking that if we don't like any of the deals that Fl@ght C@ntre has at the time of booking, we will just book our flights and get a cheque/direct credit into our bank for the rest of the money, and then book accommodation etc on l@stminute.com. This way you can make sure you get the best deal too!
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 03:30 PM

Howdy! We have our bridal registry with Flght Ctr also and have had great feedback. Like clm we have not had some of the restrictions mentioned - like having to pay at the same branch the holiday was made. Our family and friends have really liked the idea as it gets hard to buy gifts for people who already live together and dont really need anything for the home.

We do have to pay for the honeymoon in full 1 week before we fly. However, guest payment can still be made after we fly and we will recieve the money. I think it helped having an agent who told us some of the problems people encountered - no surprises... so far
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (jalshion @ Feb 1 2005, 04:16 PM)
We have a honeymoon registry with FL*gh* *ent*e and we wouldn't recommend it. These are the reasons:

1 The honeymoon has to be paid off the month before the wedding.

We also used Fl!ght C@ntre Midland Perth and have found the registry great. The follow up service a bit slack but thats because they are so busy (i wish they would employ more people) mad.gif

As for paying off the honeymoon 2 weeks prior to the wedding this is not entirely correct for everyone. We got married 25th Sep 04 and didnt book our trip until the 10th Dec 04 to travel 24th Feb 05 (as you can be my ticker). They had no problems with us doing it like this and people can still now even contribute to our trip (but that would be silly as everything is paid for).

For us it was a great help as it paid for nearly half of our entire 5 week trip. If we were to receive present they would be sitting in boxes like my 21st and engagement presents. I got 5 sets of towels for engagement presents blink.gif i didnt want this happening again. If i didnt go with the honeymoon registry i would have gone with a M@er one but still i would have put things on the list that we really dont need.

As for the older generation, they loved it. For the others that couldnt be bothered they just gave us cheques.

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 04:51 PM

QUOTE (clm @ Feb 2 2005, 09:48 AM)
We have a registry with Fl@ght C@ntre too, and we have found it to be great - and have different conditions to the one mentioned above!

* people can keep adding to the registry after 1 month before the wedding, and they will give us a cheque for any monies left over

* guests can go to ANY flight centre and put money on your account. We have attached the business card of our consultant and if they have any problems they can ring her directly. We have interstate guest as well and they have just phoned her and paid at their branch of flight centre, or by credit card over the phone.

You might want to check with them Lisa, as we have not had any problems smile.gif

I did and I have it in writing!!

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 04:56 PM

Hi

Does anyone have any problems with me printing out this post and taking it to my travel centre. I think we desperately need a please explain.

Lisa
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 05:28 PM

not at all! go for it! I am a bit confused why we all have different info from them as well huh.gif
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 05:53 PM

Go for it. They definitely have some explaining to do!

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 12:16 PM

I have been looking at this exact thing this week.

I have been to both Fl!ght C@ntre and H@rvey WT.

At Fl!ght C@ntre I was told the money had to be paid 6 weeks before we left and payment could only be made at the branch where it was booked.

H@rvey WT also said that payment could only be paid at the branch where it was booked and I think had the same 6 week before we left but I found them much nicer to deal with.

I went to Fl!ght C@ntre on Tuesday, the lady told me she would email me that day with a quote and I am still waiting mad.gif . I rang yesterday and was told she had gone home sick and there were other people who were going on holidays before me so they would take priority. I don't have a problem with this but she shouldn't have said that she would email me if she had no intention of doing it!!

Please let me know how you go as I am so confused now sad.gif
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:24 PM

What about honeymoon.net.au? Has anyone used them with or without success?

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 07:59 PM

Hi, we used a honeymoon register for our honeymoon in October. It was with the local travel agent in our country town. We found it to be an excellent idea. Most of our guests contributed and we were very happy. The interstate people managed to contribute to, through sending cheques in the mail. The honeymoon did have to be paid in total by 4 wks prior but with the late money that was given to our travel agent they booked a full day elephant and canoeing safari and gave us the remainder in Thai money to take so we had some currency when we arrived.
I understand they all may not work out as well as ours but we were more than happy and found it great!!

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 09:06 PM

We are having a honeymoon register with our local travel agent too. They have never really had that request but they said it's not a problem. When people ring or contact them with money, they will just use it to pay off the holiday. There is no time limit either which is great.

So, you could try the local, smaller travel agents too as I'm sure they would be happy to set something up for you.
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