- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
Fiance & I are having a destination wedding in Mexico (where he hails from). About half or more of our guests will be Mexican, and the other half (my guests) will be from the USA.
We will be posting our registry information on our wedding website.
My question is: is it tacky to post a note saying to have the items sent directly to our house? I believe for our US guests this is a non-issue, since I doubt anyone is going to carry a toaster oven to Mexico. I assume they will know to have any gifts mailed directly to our house.
My concern is for our Mexican guests. A lot of them may not understand that it is possible to have items mailed directly to our house; or may not even understand how buying an item online works, or may feel uncomfortable using a credit card to purchase online.
I was thinking of posting something (in the Spanish part of our web page) to the effect of “Your assistance is gift enough, however, we are registered at XYZ if you so choose. Gifts can be purchased securely online using a credit card through our registry and you will have the option to have the items sent directly to our house. We ask that no items be brought to the wedding”.
I have a feeling MOST of FI’s guests will give us cash at the wedding – which is OK, but not ideal, since I don’t want to be hanging around Mexico and subsequently traveling back to the US with gobs of cash, having to do currency exchange and losing some money during the transaction, etc. I would really, really prefer that if they do want to get us something, it be a gift mailed to us as opposed to cash.
I am just wondering if it is tacky to come out and specify this. Cultural note – at most Mexican baby showers and wedding showers, they will list a mandatory monetary donation on the invitation if you want to attend. So, I am thinking it may not be AS tacky to include my note for our Mexican guests, since I think it is a little different culturally.