Post # 1
So my sis and I were talking about the logistics of getting all my DIY projects and wedding stuff from NY to Michigan, and that discussion reminded me that we would need to figure out how to get the wedding gifts back to NY. We are going to have a honeymoon registry but we also want a traditional store registry for guests who want to buy a physical gift. It would be too expensive for us to ship gifts after the wedding plus we are leaving on our Honeymoon right away. Whats the best way to request that all gifts are mailed to our home in NY?
Post # 3
I don’t think that you can actually say that they have to mail the gift, b/c then you’re asking them to pay for postage.
Post # 4
Your wedding website if you have one and word of mouth. My mom told everyone to buy gift cards. I did get some gifts at the shower and was able to fit a lot of them in my suitcase (I had a ton of empty space because of the room I needed to take my DIY projects up there) but people mostly bought gift cards and shipped the gifts to us. I was sad…I was hoping I’d get more physical gifts lol. Unfortunately you can’t put it on the invitation without ticking off some people. You can always have your parents return the gifts and mail you the gift card and buy them at your store. I’m fortunate that my parents will be driving down about 3 months after the wedding so any physical gifts will be brought with them.
Post # 5
I dont think you should ask them to mail it your home because that will be an additional expense for them
Post # 6
Put your NY address as your shipping address on your store registry, so anyone who chooses to ship a gift to you will ship it to your new address. Some people will likely bring gifts to the wedding, and there’s nothing you can do about that–shipping costs may be something they are trying to cut, as well.
Post # 7
@artbee: yea that was what i was worried about.
@sit1010: Yea, thats a good idea- i could get my parents to return them and mail us the gift cards.
Everyone knows we live out of town, so hopefully it wont be an issue. But I always like to have a plan just in case.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t register for traditional stuff if I was you. A friend of mine, currently living in CA but had her wedding here CT, ended up spending over a thousand dollars to ship her stuff back!!! Total waste of money.