Post # 1
Looks like I will be doing a lot of long distance planning because we are moving in April-a 4 hour flight away from our venue which is in August. fiancé got a job offer we could not refuse.
So here’s the tricky bit… Presents. We will not be able to carry presents home from our wedding. I know it is not polite to ask for money instead of presents but, what do we do? The only thing I can think of is to make sure everyone knows we are moving- maybe write a little something about our relocation on our website?
Post # 3
We didn’t register for anything. We only got on set of shot glasses, the rest was money or GC. Word of mouth spread it around also.
Post # 4
Most people will realize if you live cross country from your wedding to ship the present to your house before or after the event. You can have family spread it word of mouth that any gifts be shipped.
Post # 5
Everyone who gave us physical presents shipped them to us! (We lived 6 hours away from where we got married)
Or you could just not register–Then you’d get 99% cash, in all likelihood.
Post # 6
My DD did the same thing. To be honest, she and I discussed that if she accepted a shower and came back home for it, it was her problem to get her gifts shipped home. She expected nothing less than that.
For her wedding, I think they got mostly money, but there were a few boxed gifts. Again, they went to fedex/kinkos and shipped them home.
You can certainly make LOTS of conversation about relocating, new job, new city. People should get the hint. If they don’t you will be shipping!
Post # 7
@Carmabelle: If you’re putting registry information on your website, you could put up something about where to ship the presents. It’s also possible to ship them yourselves after the wedding, or leave them with a family member who will be visiting you by car.
Post # 8
I think I will try and get the news out by word of mouth.
I think shipping fees could almost cost as much as the gifts themselves, unless they are small.
No one will be visiting by car, it would probably take over 3 days to drive.
So hopefully we don’t get too many heavy/big gifts!
Im kind of stressing about the long distance planning though!