Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles
Mr. Jasmine and I have been debating where to have the gifts on our wedding registry sent. We both have pretty small apartments and my parents live in California. Mr. Jasmine’s parents live about five hours away in Michigan and he suggested having the gifts sent there and getting a moving truck to tranport the gifts to us after the wedding. That seems ridiculous to me– and also, I want to see the boxes (silly, I know, but somehow that excites me). Also, aren’t you supposed to send thank you notes after receiving the gift? If the’re sent to FMIL, I won’t know what we received.
How are all of you handling it? Did you just stack them up and make do? Have them sent somewhere else?
Post # 3
we’re having difficulty with this too. right now they’re all getting sent to his apt..the problem is that we’re trying to sell his studio (nyc) and those boxes have to go (broker keeps telling us this~!). i think we’re going to have to use a storage space :/ a storage space might be the same cost as getting a moving truck to transport the gifts too..
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks
We just had them sent to our apartment, which rapidly became…full. After getting rid of all the boxes/packaging it wasn’t quite as bad, but we still have a lot of boxes in the closet and in random other places that we’re just planning not to unpack for good until after we move to a larger place.
But yes, I had heard you were supposed to send thank you notes relatively soon after getting gitfs, even if it’s before the wedding, so we opened everything as soon as we got it and that kept the boxes from piling up toooo high.
Have fun! I miss getting presents every day haha. 🙂
Post # 5
Maybe you could have them sent to your apartments but split them up? Like, have the stuff from one store go to you and the stuff from another store go to your FI?
Post # 6
They are going to my mother in law because we are in the process of moving. We also live in a small nyc apt. It’s not ideal but we will make do. In terms of thank you cards, we have just having her tell us what gifts we got so we can promptly send out thank you notes.
Post # 7
We’re just having them sent to our (shared) apartment. Things are pretty tight already, but I think that when new things start arriving, it’ll motivate us to get rid of (donate, throw out, sell, etc.) the things they’re replacing.
We just completed our registry, and invitations just got sent out on the weekend, so I am so.totally.excited. for the gifts to start arriving (gosh, that sounds so materialistic!!)
Post # 8
a whole moving truck! wowza! 🙂
I think you should have them sent to you. It may get cramped (and if so, mini storage may be a good temp. option) but you want to see the stuff. People will start sending things (my wedding’s in August and we’ve already received a few gifts ?!?!) and then when you see the gifters, they will ask how you like them. And good point about the thank you notes, you’ll want to write those asap.
I’m actually having everything delivered to my office, because I don’t like the idea of our gifts sitting on our porch all day. Of course, I’ll have to lug them home somehow. Oh well. The mailroom guys are so going to hate me…
Post # 9
I’m having mine sent to my parents in TN where we’re having the wedding, though I’m in TX and some of them have made their way here anyway. We have a difficult situation though since we’ll be moving somewhere that is yet unknown, but if they are in TN, we will either be moving there or travelling through there on our way to our final destination, so it just made the most sense. I guess some people sent them directly to me so that a) I would get it and b) if something was broken, it could be promptly returned.
Post # 10
We are having ours sent to my finance’s work. We both work all day and didn’t want to deal with picking up packages from the post office or UPS if the cant leave them at the door, and I don’t really like the idea of them sitting by the door all day. Also the wedding is out of state and we are leaving for our honeymoon so we won’t be home for a couple of weeks, so this way we don’t have to worry about it.
Post # 11
I was thinking of getting a storage too….