(Closed) Going out of town?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You know that’s a good question.  I never thought about that!  I’m having a destination wedding and I’m sure gifts will come to the house from those who can’t make it!  I think I’ll ask my neighbor to look over the front porch.  So maybe if you trust your neighbors you can do the same!

Post # 4
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Can’t the post office hold mail?  Will they hold packages as well?  Or else, just change the address to a friend or neighbor’s house — my parents are accepting and holding all our gifts that are coming in the mail, and we’ll just pick them up later!

Post # 6
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

A lot of big stores in Canada will hold registry gifts at the store closest to your house if you would rather pick them up instead of having them delivered.  Maybe you could talk to the store and ask them to hold all the gifts purchased after a certain date…or defer those packages from being delivered until after you return?  If it’s a big store, it probably shouldn’t be a problem….?

Post # 7
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think FedEx will hold your packages for you much like the post office does. But UPS is a little more difficult. I asked them about this and they pointed out that you really have 8 business days because they attempt to deliver it three times and then hold it for 5 more afterwards. They also said that someone can pick up your packages for you if you write them a note saying so and so can pick up packages under your name. Then you just have to ask a friend to stop by the house and see if you missed any slips.

Post # 8
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have the same issue…we live in a walk-up with no doorman.  Usually the dry cleaners next door accepts packages but that’s not going to work for like two weeks plus.

I’m circumventing all of this by having everything sent to my parents.  Esp. because we’re not going to be able to fit everything in our current apartment anyway!

Post # 9
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What about asking a trustworthy family member or friend house sit?

Post # 10
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Is it possible to change the delivery address on your registries to a trusted family member or friend that lives in your area? Then they can match them, take them in and sign for them (or leave a signature on the door, etc.) while you’re gone.

We live in a walk-up, and we have a trusted neighbor who’s watching our packages for the first five days. Then my cousin (one of my BMs) who lives in the same city, is moving into our apartment once she’s back from the wedding to house sit and watch our doggie. We’re really lucky she’s doing that for us.

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