Post # 1
My fiacne and I live in Australia but our 100+ guest wedding is in America (my hometown) we don’t plan on moving back to America for another 5-7 years (not in a huge rush at the moment) and wouldn’t want to bother someone in my family to store our wedding gifts or pay for storage. We feel that we can just go out and buy items for our house when we move to America when the time comes. I know the items won’t have as much sentimental value as they would if they were given to us from a guest at our wedding but it’s what we think we should do.
We have a wedding website and under the registry tab I need to come up with something and tell our guests no registry for the bride and groom.
We’re also not going on a honeymoon immediatly because we spend so much money flying back and forth between countries taking off a month for the wedding and doing a honeymoon afterwards is just too much for us.
Post # 4
Maybe something along the lines of “The bride and groom request no gifts please due to travel restrictions.”
I think you are going to have to be blunt and say due to travel otherwise people might still try to buy you a toaster. I hope people are logically when they see that and they know that you live outside of the US.
Post # 5
When I did my wedding website, it gave me the option to only include pages that I wanted to. For example, I could have an “about the bride and groom” page, or I could choose to not have that visible. Is there a way you can completely remove the registry page from your website, and just have family spread the word that you’d rather not receive gifts? Otherwise, I would do what PP said with a note about travel restrictions.
Post # 6
@MissNumbers: I like the phrase you’ve come up with! Thank you!!
@Holocene: We’re using the free website from The Knot and we do have that option just didn’t want to leave the guests hanging as I don’t think some of my family would do a good job at spreading the word.. hehe