(Closed) Where should I have my gifts sent to?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would do a very small registry at a place with a generous return policy and have gifts sent to my current home. I just wouldn’t want to be committed to still liking things after a few years in storage, and that is a LONG time to keep stuff in storage – life plans change. Also, as a guest, I wouldn’t love finding out that my gifts were going into storage for years. I think when you do a small registry, people get the hint that you don’t need much. It’s better than not doing a registry at all in that situation, then people just assume you didn’t register, but not that you don’t need much.

I’d also try to make sure no one threw me a shower, or if they did, maybe some sort of themed shower (stock the wine cabinet or something). Around here, showers are where the gifts roll in, weddings tend to be money.

Post # 5
9 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013

My cousin lived in California when she was engaged and planning her wedding. She knew that she and her now husband would be moving back to the East coast so they did just what you were thinking about. All of their gifts were sent to their parent’s house. She filled up her old bedroom with plates, wine glasses, towles even bed linens and everything was perfectly fine when she moved back a few years later. No one outside the family knew that they were not planning on using the gifts for a few years, but I don’t think that anyone would have really cared one way or the other. Like you she likes classic items so she was not worried about anything going out of style. You are correct that some people just love to give a gift so having some kind of registry to help them out is necessary. 

Post # 6
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would just have the gifts sent to your parents house.  There’s no reason for your guests to know that you’re not going to be using them right away. 

Post # 8
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would just do a very small registry of things you’ll actually love to use now and want to move and have them sent to your current home.

There’s a big difference between writing “CASH ONLY” in big letters on your invite, and when specifically asked where you’re registered/what you want for your wedding saying something like “we’ve registered for a few things we really love at X-Store, but with a cross country move coming up in a couple years and having to really be selective about what we can bring, monetary gifts that we can set aside for setting up our forever home would be really appreciated”

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