To set up an online wedding fund instead of a traditional registry, a couple needs to create an account on a wedding or personal fundraising site, including pictures and information about the wedding, and set specific funding goals. Popular wedding fundraising sites include GoFundMe.com, HoneyFund.com, DepositAGift.com, MyRegistry.com and GoGetFunding.com.
The first step to creating an online wedding fundraiser is to choose a single site to host the project. While couples are able to host fundraisers on multiple sites, focusing on a single site allows the couple to unify promotion efforts to one location and ensure that the project meets its financing goals. Most sites require users to reach a specific funding goal in order to access the money, which means that operating multiple sites decreases the couple's chances of meeting the goal on each site.
Once the couple picks a site, they need to customize the fundraising page with pictures of themselves and a description of their situation. The description needs to explain why they are asking for funding and include clear, actionable goals they wish to reach, such as a specific honeymoon destination or paying for airfare to fly family out to the wedding. Once the couple completes the page, they need to link a bank account, debit card or credit card to the account in order to receive the funds and then share the page with friends and family.