Post # 1
Is anyone else worried about gifts arriving at their house while they are away? We will be out of town for the 2 weeks after our wedding. I’m planning on having our mail held at the post office for that time but I’m worried about things arriving by UPS or FedEx from our registries. I thought about changing the address on our registry to one of our parents houses but if gifts come before the wedding I want to have the excitement of getting them at our house. Has anyone else encountered this?
Post # 3
that’s a good idea because sometimes they can be returned if you don’t pick them up soon enough. (if they held them at ups or something)
Post # 4
We have had them sent to our parents’ house all along because they are retired and, therefore, home much more often than we are. So, I won’t have to worry about this. But honestly, we’ve gotten a lot of things in the mail ahead of time. I think most people will either send their gifts ahead of time or bring them to the wedding.
Post # 5
My neighbor is getting married this weekend and she asked me to pick up any packages at the apartment clubhouse for them. No problem. They already have one that is sitting in my dining room.
Post # 6
With our registry we can choose to have presents sent to one address until a certain date, and then another address after that point. You should check into whether this is an option for yours. Then you could have the shipments go to your parents after the wedding date.
Post # 7
We’re going to have my FI’s mom check in on my cats during the week, but I’m considering asking my neighbors to grab packages for us. We’ll be gone for 7 days and they’re SUPER nice. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind. They’ve already brought me a ladder when I locked myself out of the house and helped me break in and everything! And he was in his suit! LoL.
Post # 8
We were gone for 2 weeks after the wedding. When we came back, there were 2 packages waiting on the front porch. No problems. 🙂 But we live in a pretty small town, so if you think there is a possibility they might be stolen, you will probably want to make other arrangements for while you’re gone.
Post # 9
We have asked people to not give us gifts, because the last thing I need is 50 more towels, so we are on a gift registry where people can donate cash that helps to pay for our honeymoon.
neither of us have family that lives in town that can accept gifts for us and I don’t trust our new friends enough to come into our house to collect gifts every day- besides I don’t want to burden anyone with our gifts and driving to our place. This site makes it easy forus to manage our gifts on our own.