(Closed) How to remind guests that it would be difficult to receive physical gifts?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I really don’t think this is something people need to be reminded of. They know where you live and that you have to travel. Besides not too many people give boxed gifts at least not around here. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We did a wishing well instead of presents and in the invitation envelope we put another wee note with a poem telling people we want a wishin well not presents 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MsSparklyBee: You would be surprised. I travelled home across the other side of the world for my engagement party. My Aunt gave us a huge & heavy decorative ceramic bowl the size of my arm filled with very delicate glass balls. I’m not sure how she thought I would get it home! Someone else gave us a slab of granite which was supposed to be used as a big chopping board. I mean I love the thought but seriously people, how the hell am I supposed to lug this stuff on a 26 hour flight. Silly.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsSparklyBee:  +1

 

FI’s family is throwing me a bridal shower next month when we go visit them. His entire family lives in another state halfway across the country and we either have to fly or drive 17 hours to see them. We’ll be flying and his family knows that giving us physical gifts is a no go. They can ship them to our house, of course, but apparently they’re not keen on this idea. They came to us and said, “set up a honeymoon registry, it’ll be so much easier.” I’m not big on the idea of honeymoon registries, but whatever – thats what they requested so thats fine with us. They don’t like just giving money without it having a specific purpose so I guess it makes them feel better to choose specific honeymoon items to designate their gift toward.

I very highly doubt your guests will forget that you live across the country. I’d just tell your family & friends to spread the word if they can

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a friend who had a baby shower 1500 miles away from where she lived.  She put on the “notes” on her registry that she’d prefer any gifts be shipped directly to her house and not brought to the shower.  The invitations (sent my her MIL) stated the same thing.  She ended up still shipping a lot of boxes back from the shower to her house.  Some people don’t listen, unfortunately.’

You might want to only register for things that you can travel easily with.

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