(Closed) Any living abroad bees, what did you do about registering?!

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What would you do for a gift registry if you lived abroad
    Don't have a registry : (6 votes)
    46 %
    Register back in the U.S. and find storage for the gifts for the next 2 years : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Set up a cash registry listing the items that you want and get the cash value to buy the items : (2 votes)
    15 %
    Set up a registry with Amazon and run the risk that some items get sent back : (2 votes)
    15 %
    Ask for gift cards : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    533 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We didn’t do a registry, basically because I don’t think they are that popular over here (Eurpoe).

    Normally it’s considered rude to ask for money, but I don’t really think that is the case in Eurpoe. On 4 of the 5 wedding invitations we have received so far this year, they all have a symbol stating a monetary gift is prefered. Also, it might be easier for your guests because they won’t have to worry about packing a present.

    Good Luck!

    Post # 4
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We did a combination of things as we were moving abroad 1 week after the wedding.

    We had US registries and anything that came before the wedding, we shipped to our new place. Anything that came after we are storing in the US until we move back.

    For electronics and a few other things we registered on Amazon in the UK. 

    Post # 5
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Darling Husband and I are overseas and had our Destination Wedding in the U.S.  We registered at Amazon and Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Of course, both can ship to our APO address but I’m assuming you don’t have one b/c of your post.   

    Not one person brought a gift to the wedding….except cards with cash.  I’d be willing to bet that’s what your guests would do since they have luggage to bring.  

    Have you asked one of your neighbors about where they deliver packages for your apartment?  I’m thinking the postal carriers used to leave us a note if we missed a package when we were in England.  



    Post # 7
    19 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have the opposite problem, kind of.  Fi and I live in the US, but we’re getting married in my home country (Bermuda).  Most of my family and most of the wedding attendees live in Bermuda, so we need to ensure that the companies we register with accept foreign credit cards.  I know that amazon does, so that’s definitely an option. We’re not planning on registering in Bermuda, because a. everything is more expensive there and b. we won’t be able to transport large gifts back. I’m hoping our guests will either buy from the registry and have it shipped to us in the US or give cash. 

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