(Closed) Hardly any registry gifts?

posted 5 years ago in April 2013
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My shower is this weekend and pretty much nothing has been bought and I only registered for what we really need….I feel ya.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, people are probably giving money if you have to travel internationally to and from the wedding. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would think if you told people no big gifts, they assumed you wanted cash.  Sounds like you sent mixed signals?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@abbie017:  good point!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Am I reading this correctly, that you sent an email to your wedding guests regarding your registry?

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@shady_lane:  Honestly, reading something saying that “we will not be able to carry much back with us,” I see that as a preference towards monetary gifts.  I understand how it can go both ways, but I think you should be prepared to get significantly more monetary gifts than physical regisyry gifts. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You will probably get mostly cash and checks. I wouldn’t purchase off your registry if I thought the shipping costs were high. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@shady_lane:  Is there any way that you could cash all the checks and put all the money on a prepaid visa card or something similar while you’re still in the US, then purchase your registry items with that card to be shipped to your home in London?  It sounds complicated, but then you ultimately get what you were looking for.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Wow, you think your guests are lazy for giving you cash or a check?  Seriously?  I understand that you’ll lose a percentage for the conversion, but I cannot believe that you’re complaining about this.  Neon orange towels with the wrong initials embroidered?  A plastic candy bowl with fake bling covering it?  Sure, I’d get being unhappy about that.  Be grateful for what you’re receiving.  Or at the very least, try to fake it well enough to fool people.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@shady_lane:  I actually have a different opinion than the PP… I think that if you sent out that email, it’s possible that people are waiting until after you get back to London from the wedding to buy the gifts from the registry, so that you will be there to receive the packages. They might have gotten the idea that you would want them after because you told them that you are going back to London shortly AFTER the wedding and honeymoon, and want the gifts shipped to you in London.

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