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#1 Bride010101

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    Posted 24 June 2008 - 09:45 PM

    My family is from the states and Sean's family is from Canada. Does anyone know of any places we can register that will work for both sets of guests? Any ideas, thoughts or previous experiences would be greatly appreciated!

    #2 MissyR

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      Posted 24 June 2008 - 09:53 PM

      Linens and Things does a Registry that you can buy gifts for both. It's great cause you can go back and forth on their website between US and CDN dollars which is nice.

      Perhaps Pottery Barn as well? Not too sure about that one!

      #3 Pazoop

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        Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:01 PM

        Keep on eye on Crate and Barrel too...I'm in your exact situation (except it's my family that's in the US and FI's family in Canada)...I'm registered with Crate and Barrel in the States right now but they're scheduled to open in Canada this summer and they told me my registry would be transferable.
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        #4 sassybride

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          Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:08 PM

          oh that's exciting..do you know where in canada it's opening?
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          #5 Helen_S81

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            Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:10 PM

            There's one going in at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Not sure about other locations.

            #6 Pazoop

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              Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:14 PM

              The one at Yorkdale is the only one I've heard of so far....I'm sure other locations you'll start popping up after that though...
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              #7 Kat81

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                Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:17 PM

                Sears is in both. That is all I know. I went there and registered some stuff.

                #8 Tracy

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                  Posted 24 June 2008 - 10:49 PM

                  My family is in Canada but I live in the US - so i am struggling with this too. I recently had a friend get married in this situation, and she registered for Canada places (like the Bay) and had those gifts shipped to a Canada address (her own) and then registered at US places (Target, Bed Bath and Beyond) and had those shipped to a US address (parents). I thought this was fairly crafty!

                  How about postage? When you are in the US and inviting Canadian guests - where are you getting the Canadian postage to go on your rsvp cards? IN other words, if you put a US stamp on - it will not initiate from Canada, it needs Canadian postage (and vice-versa). Would love to hear how you guys got around this.

                  I'll be in Ottawa and Toronto next week, so I was thinking of getting some stamps and then putting those on the rsvp cards that will come from my Canadian guests...but if i wasn't going to be in Canada, i'm not sure how i would have handled that.

                  #9 Bride010101

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                    Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:07 PM

                    Thanks for the ideas everyone! Great to hear about Linen'n'things... will have to check that out.

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                    Originally Posted by Tracy
                    My family is in Canada but I live in the US - so i am struggling with this too. I recently had a friend get married in this situation, and she registered for Canada places (like the Bay) and had those gifts shipped to a Canada address (her own) and then registered at US places (Target, Bed Bath and Beyond) and had those shipped to a US address (parents). I thought this was fairly crafty!

                    How about postage? When you are in the US and inviting Canadian guests - where are you getting the Canadian postage to go on your rsvp cards? IN other words, if you put a US stamp on - it will not initiate from Canada, it needs Canadian postage (and vice-versa). Would love to hear how you guys got around this.

                    I'll be in Ottawa and Toronto next week, so I was thinking of getting some stamps and then putting those on the rsvp cards that will come from my Canadian guests...but if i wasn't going to be in Canada, i'm not sure how i would have handled that.
                    My future mother-in-law keeps suggesting we register at The Bay. For me, it seems more difficult and would have issues registering for items without seeing them. But glad to hear it worked... we may need to look into it.

                    Originally we were going to send a box of all the Canadian invites to my future-in-laws and have them put canadian stamps on the RSVP cards and then mail them out. In the long run... we decided to have the guests RSVP via our website, phone or email and skip the mailing to avoid the issue. Plus it saved postage... and this way we ended up having more direct contact with each guest.

                    #10 catandcleo

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                      Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:23 PM

                      What a great topic BeckyN- i have the same issue (I never realized there were so many of us in that boat!) Thanks for all the suggestions ladies. :)




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