My baby shower will be in my home state where all of my friends and family live. We are trying to figure out how to let people that plan to bring a gift know to ship it rather than bring it to the shower. I won't be able to ship anything large and the two states are much to far to drive between.
I feel really strange/tacky mentioning anything about gifts. I feel uncomfortable registering (asking) for gifts in the first place! (I know is silly.)
A message on the front page of the registry? An insert with the invites? I'm just not sure!
Re: Help! Our baby shower is out of state
Your guests will probably be smart enough to realize that you'll have limited transportation options for gifts. If they don't, just return large items that won't fit and repurchase them once you are home.