Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone had good advice regarding where to register if half of your guests are coming from out of the country (Canada, in this case). Would you register in one or two stores in each country (both USA and Canada)? Or would you just register in American stores (which would force guests to incur out of country shipping costs- ugh!). Even better- does anyone know of any stores that have locations in both countries? Any input would be much appreciated! Thanks 🙂
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
We had 50+ guests from out of the country, and we decided not to register. None of them even asked about it, and most just gave us cash or a sentimental trinket. Some decided not to give a gift, which was totally fine as I felt bad for their traveling costs anyway ha.
Post # 3
NurseAllie85: The ideal situation is that guests who are going to purchase a gift have it shipped to your home ahead of the wedding. Canadian guests can order off the US store websites and have it delivered directly from the store.
Post # 4
If I was an out of the country guest I would likely just bring a check instead of worrying about a physical present. If I absolutely felt I needed to give a gift (over cash) I would have it shipped to your house so I wouldn’t have to travel with it. This can easily be done from an American store so I would just registry wherever you want and not worry about the from the Canadian guests.
Post # 5
NurseAllie85: Even when the stores are in both countries, there’s usually an American site, and a Canadian site. Canadians tend to love to shop in the US due to the price differences, so I would guess at least a few guests arriving a day or 2 early might try to do this. If it were me, I would do this or write a cheque.
Post # 6
I would only have a US registry – the Canadians can just ship it direct to your house or will give cash. Having said that I wouldn’t expect many gifts from people who have travelled out of country for a wedding due to their travel costs.
Post # 7
NurseAllie85: If you have guests traveling from Canada, it would be kind of silly of them to travel with a boxed gift. If I were them I would do one of two things:
1) Order a boxed gift for you from one of your US registries and have it delivered directly to you, or held at your store for pick up.
2) Give cash.
I wouldn’t bother with an international registry.