Gift registry and living outside the US.. what to do?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
11626 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The best way to do this is to not register, and have your parents spread the word about your logisitical difficulty if anyone asks.  For the most part, if people know you are moving internationally, they aren’t going to want to buy you a Kitchen Aid, because they’ll think you don’t want to move with it (rightly so!). 

While I usually shy away from any mention of gifts ever, as I think it’s distasteful, perhaps you could have a section on a wedding website that explains this.  Just make it known that you’re going to be moving to a foreign country where shipping is going to be cost-prohibitive!

Post # 4
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

what about amazon? They have awesome registry options, and offer a discount on items that sell after your wedding. you can also add items from different websites on your registry, and shipping is free over $30 (not sure if that applies to non-US).

Post # 5
35 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey

Set up a site and explain the situation.  Explain that you will be using the gifts for household items.  That’s what we did since we did.

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