Post # 1
My FH and I live in Chicago, and are getting married in Chicago…but will be having one of my bridal showers in DC where my parents and family lives. As much as I would love gifts, it’s not feasible to transport much back to Chicago with me afterwards.
What have others done? Should be Maid/Matron of Honor tell people not to bring gifts? Curious what the best etiquette would be.
Post # 3
UPS ships worldwide. Simple solution, no hurt feelings!
Best of luck and congratulations on your pending nuptials!
Post # 4
I live in FL and am flying to NJ for a family shower. My mom will be driving back down to FL the following month so she will be transporting the gifts.
Post # 5
If you don’t want to ship the gifts, take what you can with you and divide the rest of the gifts amongst family to bring when they come to the wedding.
Post # 6
Take them back to the store and get gift cards . . . repurchase when you get home.
Post # 7
My friend had a gift card shower! I wish I would have! We traveled 14 hours to NY to have my shower and then had to load up the truck and drive back down with way too much stuff.
On the invite for my friends it says something along the linees of “the bride will be traveling so your presences is present enough however if you really want to get something- gift cards would be appreciated.” (Of course it did not say it just like that……….!)
Post # 8
If they’re purchased off of your registry, you could also return all of them and repurchase when you get home. You could also suggest via word of mouth that they purchase online then wrap a picture of the gift for the shower.
Post # 9
I live in TX and am having a shower in MN. I think we are going to ship the stuff or my parents will hold on to it and either his parents or my parents can pick it up when they make the trip by car. We live in an apartment right now, so we will probably need someone to store some of our stuff for a bit until we get settled into a house. My mom still really wanted to do the whole traditional shower thing, so we’re just going to work out the logistics of transporting our gifts on our own.
Post # 10
I’d have someone spread the word that you are traveling and any gifts should be shipped to the address on your registry. For those who bring a gift to the party or buy something off the registry, I would take what you can, and ask your parents to ship the rest.