Long-Distance Gifts?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

bride2be831:  In cases like yours, it is easier to not have a registry. In that case, guests most often give cash. If you do have a registry, establish it at a store with a good return policy, so your parents or other close family could return the gifts for cash/credit for you to re-purchase when you get home. Or they could ask that the gift be delivered from your local store after you return from your honeymoon.

If anyone asks your family, they could remind people of the difficulty of taking gifts back to the west coast and suggest that they arrange to have gifts shipped to your west coast home.

Post # 3
65 posts
Worker bee

We planned our wedding from abroad and we choose not to register. When anyone asked we said there presence was enough of a gift! Most people took the hint and gave us cash. Most people even the elderly guests seemed very understanding that we couldn’t return with physical gifts and we couldn’t have them mailed to us!

If you want them to buy off your registry I would probably suggest putting it on your website and making a note that instead of bringing it to the wedding they could purchase online and have shipped to your home or the nearest store to you. 

Shipping will probably cost you a fortune if lots of people bring physical gifts to your wedding! 

Post # 4
795 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No one brought a physical gift to our wedding. We registered, but most shipped the gift to our home straight from the website. 

Post # 5
11 posts

 If you are going to make a registry, I would send out an email abd ask for things to be shipped to your west coast address.  I don’t think it is that big of a deal, people will understand, and be inclined to bring a cash gift.

Post # 6
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

We’re also having our wedding out of state. Our registry can be accessed online and all gifts are shipped to us after the wedding. Can your registry shop offer something similar in way of one big shipment? 

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