We understand that apart from a handful of people, everyone we invite to celebrate this day with us will need to travel quite far to be here. As a result, we would love to have your presence in lieu of presents.
To that end, we would like to respectfully say that no gifts are necessary, and we will not be registering anywhere. Your time and travel expenses to share this day with us mean so much more to us than any item we could possibly ask for or receive. We're blessed to have such amazing family and friends and this day wouldn't be possible without all of you.
We know that not everyone will agree with our above wishes. So, if you do feel so inclined, we will have a box for cards at the reception. We eagerly await your notes of encouragement, well wishes, and any advice you may have for us.
With all that said, our living situation is rather fluid. Within a year of our wedding, we'll be relocating to wherever Elicia lands her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. At this point, we don't know where that will be. As such, we just aren't in a situation where creating a registry to start stocking up our home is feasible. We hope everyone understands and we look forward to celebrating with you all!