Looking for some opinions here
My FI and I are currently living in SC and our wedding is going to be next Sept. in the Boston area. We've recently moved from up North and that's where all our family and friends are. I have asked that we not have a shower for various reasons. One, it's difficult for me to get time off from work and expensive to fly up, and I want to reserve the limited vacation time I have for the honeymoon. However, various family members have asked that I at least do a registry as they wish to purchase gifts instead of gifting money, because they feel that it is more personable. I do agree with them, but my concern is getting a lot of gifts at the wedding itself and having to ship them all to my home and the cost that is incurred. (It would be more efficient to purchase those gifts with wedding money..)
As a compromise I was thinking of creating a small registry and putting a link to it on our wedding website, and writing a small caption that states that the registry is avilable for those who wish to purchase gifts, though ask that the purchase be made online and shipped to the couples home in lieu of bringing them to the wedding. Though this seems a bit tacky to me. This might appease the few family members that wish to purchase, while not obligating anyone or giving us any added costs. Thoughts?