NEW YORK (AP) — Thinking of setting up a registry to raise cash for a honeymoon? You have options.
GoFundMe, Honeyfund and Honeymoon Wishes are among the sites that help couples ask wedding guests for honeymoon funds. The sites charge fees, so make sure to read what each one charges before committing. The companies say the fees cover payment processing and website maintenance.
How it works: This crowdfunding site, best known for collecting donations for medical emergencies and local causes, also has a section for weddings and honeymoons. GoFundMe campaigns are public and can be found by anyone, although family and friends you send the link to are most likely to donate.
Fees: 7.9 percent plus 30 cents per donation in the U.S. and Canada. Fees are lower in other countries.
How it works: Couples create registries that tell guests what they'll use the money for, such as hotel rooms, airfare, dinners or tours.
Fees: 2.8 percent plus 30 cents per donation. To avoid fees, guests can send checks instead of credit cards.
How it works: Couples can use the site directly, selecting what they'll use the money for, such as tours, dinners, airfare or hotels. Big resorts and cruise lines, such as Sandals and Carnival, also incorporate Honeymoon Wishes into their websites, sending cash directly to the companies that newlyweds use on their honeymoons.
Fees: 9.65 percent. Couples can pay the fee or choose to have guests pay it.