(Closed) Registry help! Half our guests don't live in the USA!

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
2972 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

We had 50+ guests from out of the country, and we decided not to register. None of them even asked about it, and most just gave us cash or a sentimental trinket. Some decided not to give a gift, which was totally fine as I felt bad for their traveling costs anyway ha. 

Post # 3
45631 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

NurseAllie85:  The ideal situation is that guests who are going to purchase a gift have it shipped to your home ahead of the wedding. Canadian guests can order off the US store websites and have it delivered directly from the store.

Post # 4
7120 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

If I was an out of the country guest I would likely just bring a check instead of worrying about a physical present. If I absolutely felt I needed to give a gift (over cash) I would have it shipped to your house so I wouldn’t have to travel with it. This can easily be done from an American store so I would just registry wherever you want and not worry about the from the Canadian guests.

Post # 5
10510 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

NurseAllie85:  Even when the stores are in both countries, there’s usually an American site, and a Canadian site.  Canadians tend to love to shop in the US due to the price differences, so I would guess at least a few guests arriving a day or 2 early might try to do this.  If it were me, I would do this or write a cheque.

Post # 6
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would only have a US registry – the Canadians can just ship it direct to your house or will give cash. Having said that I wouldn’t expect many gifts from people who have travelled out of country for a wedding due to their travel costs.

Post # 7
5704 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013


NurseAllie85:  If you have guests traveling from Canada, it would be kind of silly of them to travel with a boxed gift.  If I were them I would do one of two things:

1) Order a boxed gift for you from one of your US registries and have it delivered directly to you, or held at your store for pick up.

2) Give cash.

I wouldn’t bother with an international registry.

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