We're moving across the country BEFORE our wedding!

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

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
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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.

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