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#1 addisonreed1113

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    Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:28 AM

    Hey Girls! I have a question on gifts- are yall registering and asking for gifts even though you're a destination bride? I consulted one of my books on do's and don'ts of a wedding and it says yes you still ask for gifts but I was just curious what yall were doing! Thanks!
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    #2 CarrieRN

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      Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:03 AM

      We are not asking for gifts for the DW. Figure it is enough that they are paying to come celebrate our wedding with us!
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      #3 starchild



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        Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:05 AM

        I felt like Carrie, and when people asked what we wanted we said "You're coming to Mexico, that's enough". However, some people feel a wedding deserves a gift whether it's here or abroad. You may not be able to avoid it so I say just be gracious in these cases.

        My mom urged us to register for people who give the courtesy gifts and don't know us well enough to know what to get us (like parents' friends for example). We did register and many gifts we received from the registries were from these people.

        #4 boscobel

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          Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:46 AM

          To me, just cuz we are having a DW doesn't change anything. We are still having an AHR and a shower and all that other "traditional" wedding stuff, so we did register.

          #5 Jenn

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            Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:07 PM

            We told people that there presence was present enough, but EVERYONE wanted to know where we were registered... so we did a honeymoon registry and a bed bath and beyond registry. There are people who are coming to our wedding who have given us gifts, and we are having a house-warming/AHR in a few months, so it will help.

            #6 LisaG

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              Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:16 PM

              We were not going to register because we wanted people to come to the wedding rather than buy gifts. But, there are people that you do not know well enough for them to attend, and they will want to buy you gifts. Plus all your extended family that may not be able to attend will want to come to showers and AHR. We registered for those people. Although, we did not tell people we were registered. We only told our parents and wedding party, just in case anyone asked them.

              #7 MelissaH

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                Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:37 PM

                I wasn't going to register, but I had so many people asking me where I was registered that I finally broke down and did it.

                I felt really selfish asking people to pay to come to my wedding and to buy a gift too, but everyone really surprised me - we got WAY more gifts than I could have expected (some people even bought a shower gift, wedding gift AND an AHR gift!)

                #8 DanielleNDerek

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                  Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:51 PM

                  I'm registering for my bridal shower but plan on telling people (not sure how yet) that we don't want gifts at the wedding. The fact they attended is gift enough. I know some will give a gift anyway and I'm sure some people who aren't attending will send us a gift too. We might put on the invitation somewhere no gifts.
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                  #9 foxytv

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                    Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

                    We registered since we are having an AHR and I guess its a good think since we now have a couples shower scheduled.

                    We did a honeymoon registry, which I was hoping would be used the most -- but we've only had one $30 gift on that.

                    We also registered at Macy's and Bed Bath and Beyond. We really need new luggage so hopefully we might get that if anyone does a group gift at the couples shower.

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