Post # 1
Hi all! My fiance and I live in California but are getting married in Michigan (most of our friends and family still live there). Our preference would be to not have any wrapped gifts brought to the reception as we’ll be flying back to CA.
How do we convey this on our wedding website without being rude? And is it okay to only register at amazon.com? That way we give our guests the option to still purchase something off a “registry” or to bring a card/money.
Is anyone else in this situation? Or can someone point me to another related post?
Post # 3
this is perfect info for your wedding website in the registry section
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
we’re in the same boat, and are including a little note at the top of our registry page on our website. 🙂
Post # 5
My sister was in the same boat, they flew from the west coast to the centre of the country for their wedding, and mostly through word of mouth via parents everyone was told that while they greatly appreciate any gifts, they would prefer they be shipped to their house rather than brought to the wedding due to the fact that it would be extremely difficult to fly back home with a bunch of boxes.
Mostly everyone figured it out, and were not offended at all and simply brought cards & shipped the gifts west or just got them gift cards –the groom is a HUGE fan of gift cards and most of his family knew that very well.
note: they did not have a wedding website and things worked out fine for them. I think they had to bring 1-2 gifts home via plane but that was about it.
Post # 6
Just don’t register if you don’t want gifts. Most of you’re guests will take the hint and give you money or gift cards.