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#11 Chiquita

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    Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:10 PM

    Definitely Linens N' Things.. not sure what else though? Wal-Mart? Heh

    #12 EricaG

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      Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:25 PM

      I wsa going to say Linens N' Things and Sears. I never thought of Wal-mart, but it would probably work too!
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        Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:33 PM

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        Originally Posted by Pazoop
        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...
        Calgary is getting one, or already has one...

        #14 townie princess

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          Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:35 PM

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          Originally Posted by Tracy
          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.
          You can order Canadian stamps from Canada Post online. Although I don't know if they ship them to the US...

          #15 Maura

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          Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:52 PM

          Becky, just a thought - but you already know I am dealing with families/guests being from two different countries, in which there aren't similar stores for registries.

          We decided against registering in Mexico, as we felt that that might encourage people to go to a store and pick up a gift... then when would they give it to us if the only time they're going to see us is the wedding? That's right, they'd probably bring it with them to Cabo. And we don't want/can't handle additional luggage from any gifts people bring to Cabo. We have enough luggage going down there as is, and are already having some family members and friends bring things down for us, so we really don't want to have to send stuff back with people because they won't be able to fit it either! The other alternative we saw was that they'd drop the gifts off at my FIL's house - again, how would they get it to us? The next time we will see them is not until Christmas at the very earliest, so the gifts would be taking up space in their house for 4+ months and then it would be a huge effing pain to get any and all gifts home on our own - we'd have to get extra luggage and probably pay for baggage overage fees out the wazoo.

          So, we only registered at stores in the US. You can use a credit card to pay online to send a gift, and that's much easier both for the guest (because they never have to leave their house to get the gift & then don't have to tote anything extra with them on the trip) and for us (everything arrives mostly in advance, so we can send out thank you notes right away, and then we have no worries about carting gifts back from Cabo that we can't handle). Several of our guests from Mexico have already sent gifts from our US registries. With the Canadian dollar being slightly stronger than the US dollar right now, that should probably make up for any credit card fee your friends to the North might incur because of the exchange rate, and the shipping will be about the same. Then it's a win-win --- you don't have to register for things you've never seen and can probably never return, and your guests can still send you a gift, hassle-free.

          #16 Alyssa

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            Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:50 PM

            what about Pier 1? i think that is in both...

            #17 Chiquita

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              Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:22 PM

              Yes we have a Pier 1 here in Vancouver.. as well as a Williams Sonoma :)

              #18 Bride010101

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                Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:28 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Maura
                Becky, just a thought - but you already know I am dealing with families/guests being from two different countries, in which there aren't similar stores for registries.

                We decided against registering in Mexico, as we felt that that might encourage people to go to a store and pick up a gift... then when would they give it to us if the only time they're going to see us is the wedding? That's right, they'd probably bring it with them to Cabo. And we don't want/can't handle additional luggage from any gifts people bring to Cabo. We have enough luggage going down there as is, and are already having some family members and friends bring things down for us, so we really don't want to have to send stuff back with people because they won't be able to fit it either! The other alternative we saw was that they'd drop the gifts off at my FIL's house - again, how would they get it to us? The next time we will see them is not until Christmas at the very earliest, so the gifts would be taking up space in their house for 4+ months and then it would be a huge effing pain to get any and all gifts home on our own - we'd have to get extra luggage and probably pay for baggage overage fees out the wazoo.

                So, we only registered at stores in the US. You can use a credit card to pay online to send a gift, and that's much easier both for the guest (because they never have to leave their house to get the gift & then don't have to tote anything extra with them on the trip) and for us (everything arrives mostly in advance, so we can send out thank you notes right away, and then we have no worries about carting gifts back from Cabo that we can't handle). Several of our guests from Mexico have already sent gifts from our US registries. With the Canadian dollar being slightly stronger than the US dollar right now, that should probably make up for any credit card fee your friends to the North might incur because of the exchange rate, and the shipping will be about the same. Then it's a win-win --- you don't have to register for things you've never seen and can probably never return, and your guests can still send you a gift, hassle-free.


                Hmm... good thinking! Since the two guests who have started questioning us aren't able to come to the wedding - I hadn't even thought of the implications of guests bringing the gifts to the wedding and us having to lug them back. I'll have to talk with FMIL and see what she thinks will be the best route to go. Thanks : )

                #19 Pazoop

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                  Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:03 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by townie princess
                  You can order Canadian stamps from Canada Post online. Although I don't know if they ship them to the US...
                  I'm sending sent all my invitations down to a relative in the US once they're addressed and she'll take care of getting postage for the invites and the reply envelopes (I'll cover her costs of course).

                  I'm just going to make sure that when I ship them they go registered post, and are really safely packaged...Like when they come shipped to me from the printer...

                  It's actually about the same price overall as paying international postage for all the envelopes individually.
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