(Closed) Gifts?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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bridge92 :  Just don’t create any registries. People will get the hint. If they ask, explain that situation and I’m sure they would understand. If you do get gifts (because some people will probably still give you a physical gift) see if you can return the item or maybe give it to a family member or friend who’d like it? 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Also, to add, you should never ask for a gift…monetary or not. Just leave it at no registry. Some people will give you a check or cash, some will give you nothing, some might still give you a physical gift of their choosing. But it’s their prerogative not yours. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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bridge92 :  In my experience, registries send gifts to your house. There may be a way to just specify to not bring physical gifts to the actual wedding unless they are monetary? Or send gifts in advance?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

There is no polite way. Honestly, you’ll piss off more people than you’ll guide by putting a cute poem or note on your invitation or website. Don’t register. Tell gossipy family members that you really don’t want any boxed presents. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Anytime I travel for a wedding I just bring a card with a check. I will reiterate what PP said, online registries will ship to your house.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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bridge92 : mentioning your preference for gifts/cash on your blog/invitations/website is tacky and not done.

Don’t register as a pp said. If you or your family are asked about gifts,  then it can be explained.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

Please don’t mention anything like that. Dont register, and most people will give cash. If someone gives you a physical gift, accept it graciously. You can return or donate it after if you really dont feel like shipping it back. I’m assuming that if you’re having a Destination Wedding (for you) and people know youre moving to another country they would be less likely to give a physical gift anyways.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Honestly,  I’ve never been offended by a registry and I would completely understand your situation.   In fact,  I just attended a baby shower where the couple didn’t want physical gifts for your exact reasons.   On their invite they were just honest and said that gift cards from amazon and target would be greatly appreciated and much easier to travel with.   People will understand,  and I doubt you will offend any one.   Plus I always love a registry,  because I know I’m getting the couple exactly what they want.   

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