For those who don't know, Michelle and I plan on heading abroad shortly after the wedding to spend the next few years experiencing other parts of the world. Since we won't be here and won't have extra room in our luggage, please do NOT bring gifts! Even gift cards won't be useable and will be left behind. Since almost everyone is traveling to attend the wedding, the gift of your presence is more than enough!
If this is not acceptable to you for karmic reasons, informal cash contributions to our travel fund/nest egg are of course much appreciated. But that is all we can accept so please do not feel obligated; we are not doing a traditional wedding registry and are not expecting you to bring anything!