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Did guests bring gift to your Destination Wedding?

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#1 Tracy

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    Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:22 AM

    For our Married girls - did you have any guests that brought actual gifts to your wedding? OR has anyone seen a nice way to communicate that the preference is for gifts not to be brought (what a hassle it would be to have to get them home).
    Just looking for past expereinces and ideas on how to handle the wording, and what is the appropriate document for communicating the preference?

    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:23 AM

      I only had a few guest, but nope no one gave us anything in Cabo. They gave it to us after we returned. I think they were afraid it would be stolen or something.

      #3 becks



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      Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:24 AM

      OMG. This never even crossed my mind.

      They wouldn't... would they?

      Please, please someone tell me no one carted a gift all the way down to Mexico!

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      #4 melglnh2o

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        Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:27 AM

        We had a few people bring us gifts to Mexico but they were not cumbersome at all. Our guests traveled from many different countries so the ones that brought the gifts probably didn't want to worry about mailing them to us in the States. I would assume that most people would just know to send them to your house or give them to you before or after you travel.

        #5 Tracy

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          Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:27 AM

          BECKS - you are hilarious! I thought the same thing..."no way, would someone do this", but then i just talked to a friend and she said it's likely something that might come up...and I was like WTF?? Seriously - would people seriously think I could possibly get any more sh*t home - especially after ALL the stuff we have to bring with us (OOT bag stuff, favors, BM gifts, centerpieces, dress etc, etc).

          #6 Spazz

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            Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:30 AM

            I had maybe 10 guests who gave us gifts in Jamaica, but they were all cards (with money in them), so they weren't hard to bring home. But the majority of gifts we received after we got home.

            EDIT: Also, this was after I told my family to pass the word around that we didn't want any gifts ("Presence is present enough"). Apparently, no one listens to this...lol!

            #7 Saraha

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              Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:32 AM

              The only gifts that our guests brought were cards. We didnt say anything to them about bring or not bringing gifts. But I think people (hopefully) get the idea that you have to bring it back with you and just get you cards. That wmy experience anyways.

              #8 Tracy

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                Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:36 AM

                OK - y'all are making me feel better...cards I can handle :) I agree that it's tricky about putting anything in documents about gifts---we are so thrilled that people are actually coming all the way to MX, that I don't want to presume we will get gifts (though of course secretly i hope we will - ha ha).

                #9 Christi

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                  Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:38 AM

                  No one brought us gifts in Mex...they sent them to the house once we returned...

                  #10 Tara

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                    Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:44 AM

                    I never even thought of this as a possibility. Yikes! Hopefully cards would be all that anyone would consider lugging along, though I prefer they not even do that.

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