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Shower taking place 1000 miles away from home

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#1 phyl630

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    Posted 16 June 2009 - 04:35 PM

    I just joined this forum. I am the mother of the bride and I decided to join this forum so that I can help my daughter with wedding planning. I am especially interested in ideas for long distance bridal shower planning. Our whole family (including bride and groom) live in one state, but the wedding will be in another state (where all of us once lived) over 1000 miles away. The dilemma is how does my daughter still enjoy the opening of gifts at her shower and still be able to get them home without enduring a huge expense? All ideas are welcomed.

    #2 boscobel

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      Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:54 PM

      Phyl630 - I moved your post since it was posted in a random thread, this might help you get some responses. Please be sure to post your newbie thread as well. Check out the link in my siggy for helpful hints on how the forum works, but here is the "newbie" directions thread, please start your own in the newbie section - http://bestdestinati....com/forum/t795.

      #3 MissyR

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        Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:04 PM

        Welcome Phyl630! We had a similar dilemma in that my mother in law's friends threw us a shower where my fiance is from (different from the province in which we live). What they did was they told everyone that we lived in Toronto, ON and where we were registered and people got us gift cards/gift receipts for items they had purchased and drew/took a picture of the item for us to open. We still got tons of beautiful stuff but didn't have to worry about lugging it all back with us!

        #4 phyl630

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          Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:27 PM

          Thanks for your response. I guess you opened up envelopes which contained gift cards or pictures of the items people bought for you. I am also assuming that The people who enclosed pictures also took care of mailing the gifts to you? Did the store take care of the mailing? If it is a gift from a registry do you have to pay extra for mailing the item?

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