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How newlyweds can let others help bankroll their honeymoons

Jul 18, 2012 12:50 pm

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Wanderable’s travel-gift registry for honeymooners may be just the ticket: There is a market for newlyweds wanting to travel a different path.

— Dennis Schaal

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Author: Dennis Schaal

What gifts do you give to the couple who has everything?

That’s easy — how about a honeymoon?

That’s the premise of Wanderable, one of the companies featured at a 500 Startups event in Mountain View, California, yesterday.

Founded by Stanford University grads Marcela Miyazawa, CEO, and Jenny Chen, CTO, Wanderable enables would-be newlyweds to create gift registries to get wedding guests or non-attendees  to chip in via PayPal for plane tickets, hotel stays, car rentals, tours, champagne, chocolate-dipped fruit trays — almost anything.

Here’s an example of a Wanderable registry.

It sure beats having to return that Lenox dinnerware set or those Faberge wine glasses back to the store.

And, you get to craft your own honeymoon/vacation of a lifetime.

Wanderable currently offers a free basic registry, which enables you to upload your own images, add details about the big day, feature integrated payments and monitor thank you cards.

A $39 premium honeymoon registry includes all the features of the basic registry, plus a choice of 28 themes, a Pinterest-like design (of course) and gift cards.

PayPal transaction fees for people paying for parts of your desired itinerary etc. are 2.9% and Wanderable has a credit card system with fees of 2.8%.

If you have nearby or distant lands you want to sample, it almost makes you want to get married.

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