Post # 1
I live in New York, but I’m getting married in my hometown in Florida. My question involves gifts…
My fiance and I knew gift transportation would be a challenge from the beginning, so we made sure to include items that ship for free on our registry. All of our family and friends know that we’re traveling for the wedding, but that doesn’t always click when it comes to gifts.
My mother suggested that I put a disclaimer on the registry page of our wedding website. I know that gift-giving is completely optional, so I am afraid that suggesting the shipping of gifts will sound rude and assuming. Does anyone have any smart, tactful wording ideas for my wedding webpage? If not, I plan to avoid addressing it altogether.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Post # 3
This is a run on sentence but something like :
Your presence is enough of a present, but if you choose to give us a gift, we would appreciate you shipping it (for free) through the registry, rather than carrying it to the shower, as we are travelling and will be unable to transport it easily. Thanks for your understanding!
Post # 4
@Ms. Blue: I love it! Thanks for the advice.
Post # 5
Here’s another possible idea: cash gift registries are really common now and you can just avoid the issue of shipping altogether if you use it. We put a lot of thought into it and decided on depositagift.com – basically you set up your registry like any other but when your guests ‘buy’ a gift, you just get cash. No shipping to worry about at all, and you can spend your gifts how you like when you get home.
Post # 6
We’re also traveling for our wedding, but many of our guests aren’t, and several of them have a set in stone solid beilef that a gift is only something that you hand to someone. Mailing a present only counts if you absolutely aren’t going to see them in person.
Our registry carefully walks through our preferences, (no gift, kiva, a money registry, williams sonoma) and we’ve just accepted that we have to drive back from the wedding because we are going to get things in person at the reception.