We are registered; however, I have found that a majority of the presents we have received are from people that ARE attending the wedding. I can only think of 3 or 4 presents that we have received from people that cant make it to Mexico. For my fiance and I, if we are invited to a wedding, we give a substantial gift, especially if we cannot go; however, I dont think a lot of people see if that way.
I think a lot of people that we invited are thinking "I'm off the hook for getting them a present since I cant make it to their wedding." It is a little frustrating because we wouldnt dream of not giving someone a wedding present that invited us to their wedding and we bought nice wedding gifts for friends of that have previously gotten married but cant make it down to our wedding, but with only a week until our wedding and less than half of our registry fulfilled, I dont think they are all of a sudden going to get us a gift, especially since I suspect some of them brushed off the idea of our wedding once they saw DW on the save the date.
Luckily, Bed Bath and Beyond keeps your registry on file for a year so when Christmas rolls around, I will steer people that direction so we can complete some of our sets.
Originally Posted by AmberDragon
We're going to register. I've had way too many friends ask us to register since they won't be able to attend the wedding.
With that said, we are not printing anything on our std's or invitations.
We did put a little blub down on our website that says:
Your presence at our wedding is presents enough. For those wanting to give a gift please see our registry.
We ask that you do not bring any wedding gifts with you to the resort. Your attendance is all the gift that we would ask for.
I've been researching the various registries and I'm down to these two:
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