(Closed) Is this ok? How do we word it?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I live in Seattle but my wedding was near Philadelphia.

I put a little blip on my online registry.  I said, “The bride and groom would really appreciate it, if large gifts are purchased, to mail them directly to their home in Seattle since it may be very difficult to transport them home.  Thank you in advance.” 

Those weren’t my exact words but it was similar to that.

I think I only got a couple large gifts during my wedding.  Everyone else got us cards with money.  Which was great!  I was surprised by that.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t have a wedding shower, but we had people wanting to get us gifts to give at our engagement party which was held overseas.  We spread by word of mouth that we’d be unable to take anything bigger then what fits in a card home with us.  That worked really well.  We only got 2 gifts that weren’t cards either with or without money in them, and those 2 gifts were so special and not huge that we were able to make room for them in our luggage.  Everyone else gave money.  🙂

I guess my point is to have whoever is hosting the party for you to let guests know by word of mouth.  🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really dont think the guest should have to worry about shipping the gift to your home. I think that should be something the bride and groom take care of.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t registries usually involve an option of mailing the gift directly to the couple’s home?

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