(Closed) How to ask guests to mail wedding gifts

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I dont think you should ask them to mail it your home because that will be an additional expense for them

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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.

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