Post # 1
A question for the international brides as I know there are some of you in my same situation (either from the US yourself or the groom is, getting married in the US, but returning to other country after wedding)- how are you registering? Are you registering at US places and will just pay an extra baggage fee to haul an extra suitcase or two back? Are you registering at a US place or Amazon and making guests pay the shipping? Are you registering at a place in the country you live at? Are you not registering at all and hope people get the hint that a) You either don’t want presents or b)You’d prefer money?
Registries still aren’t huge in Australia and the places I’ve found have been pretty pricey. I’d love to do a registry at Target back in California but I’m worried about excess baggage fees. There are numerous department stores in the US that now offer shipping to Aus, but it gets crazy expensive and I’d hate to put that on our guests. Just not saying anything about a registry at all and hoping people will give us money, should they choose to give something, would be easiest but my Mom still thinks we should register somewhere for a few things because she thinks most people will give money anyway, but some people just like to give a tangible gift.
How did you work this out?
Post # 3
we’re NOT! We’ve been living together in for 2 years now, first in the US and now abroad and have more than enought household stuff. Plus, it would be too hard to bring stuff back overseas anyway, so we set up a honeyfund where people can make donations toward our honeymoon directly online, and if they are not comfortable with that, hopefully they will get the hint to just give us a check at the wedding instead of guessing what china/bedding we may want to lug on a plane back home haha.
Post # 4
I’ve been thinking about a honeyfund, as well, because we want to go on a big trip to visit my sister in South Africa next year so that is a good thought! I just worry that they take some of the money as a fee?
Post # 5
I moved to the US from Canada shortly before the wedding and we just opted not to have a registry. It made everyone’s lives easier.
Post # 6
I’m another who opted not to have one. I don’t want to try to make my guests figure out how to get things to the Middle East and I don’t want the responsibility of bringing it back.
Post # 7
I think we’re not going to have one. We’ll put the word out to friends and family that we’re hoping for checks instead. Hopefully everyone will get the hint.
Post # 8
So so far no one has said they are going to try and do a registry, other than a honey fund- interesting! I’m wondering if it’s even really doable to have a registry.
Post # 9
We just moved back from overseas and will likely go again in a bit so we don’t want alot of stuff. We did a super small registry (even has a travel adapter/luggage on there) and then the rest can give a card/cash.
Friends of ours did the same thing, but had it shipped to their parents. A few retailers let you do it all online either way.
I would just go with what you want and carry:)
Post # 10
Although we’re not there yet, we will be in the same boat (except we’re from the UK not the US). As much as I’d love to register for thinks we’d need/want in the longer term future (since we plan to move back to the UK eventually). The cost of shipping is just impratical. Not to mention our condo is very very small. I think we will prefer cheques/cash, which is kind of sad because I’d much prefer tangable items, I’m rubbish at buying things for myself (ourselves) since I’m quite frugal.
Post # 11
Yeah, I’m leaning towards doing a tiny Target or CB2 registry and trying to lug some stuff home. It’s silly but I always dreamed of doing a proper registry because I love home stuff and we are still living like college kids and with things so expensive in Aus, we’ll probably put the money towards experiences rather than stuff and continue to live like college kids! If we were in the States full time, we could do a proper registry and have more grown up things in our house and I’m sure some people just always give money, registry or not, and could use that money for adventures. Oh well, in the grand scheme of things, a very minor thing to stress about!!