Post # 1
This may sound like a dumb question, but really….I have no idea. Our wedding is in a week and I think that EVERYONE is going to be bringing the gifts to the reception instead of shipping it to us. I’m nervous because we only have a tiny car, i don’t know what we are going to do with all the gifts afterwards? And we’re staying in a hotel so it’s not as if we can just leave them in our car.
Do we just ask relatives/attendants to take them somewhere safe? I dont really know how this works.
Post # 3
I think a lot of people assign certain family members/friends to take them afterwards. Our wedding is at a family member’s home so we’ll probably just leave them there for the night. However, I just went to a wedding and I’m pretty sure the parents took them home (after employing the groomsmen to pack the car!).
Post # 4
WOOHOO for family and a wedding coordinator! I hadn’t planned for the presents at all…. but between my parents and the wedding coordinator, all the presents made it home without a problem. 🙂
Post # 5
for my sister’s wedding we stocked them up into my parent’s car. Find a relative or close friend who can helpcarry the burden.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Yeah, I think that job gets divvied out to a [RELIABLE] family member or friend. Or planner/whatev if you have one.
Post # 7
Groom’s parents took the valuables and gifts home in their car. My parents took the bulky leftovers (vases, decor, food, etc) in their car and left it parked overnight at the hotel. The next morning everyone came to our hosue and we unloaded the cars.
Post # 8
Yup, like everyone said, it’s usually best to assign family to take the gifts home for you guys. For our wedding, we actually had a few friends that agreed to load the cars with the gifts before the reception ended. That way, we didn’t have to leave that to our tired parents at the end of the night, and our gifts were more secure, as opposed to sitting out in a multi-event venue for the entire evening.
Post # 9
we’ll probably be packing my car with the gifts since my FH is going to be flying to our location 2 days before the wedding whereas I’ll be driving down the week before. here’s hoping no one brings the lawn mower we registered for to the reception!
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
One of the groomsmen is bringing it back to our apartment for us after the wedding (FI’s brother, with the SUV) ;). A family member is probably the best way to go. Maybe they can go to your parents’ house and you can pick them up after the honeymoon?
Post # 11
Usually a parent or honor attendant helps with this, collects them at the end of the night and then brings them to your house when it’s convenient. 🙂
Post # 12
You need to assign some people to handle this. Usually the wedding party helps the parents load their car(s). Who ever takes your gifts from the reception needs to put them in a safe place that night (not a parked car).
A family friend’s wedding presents were stolen from her parents car the night of the wedding (the parents thought it would be okay to leave the gifts in the car (in their driveway) overnight. Someone broke into the car and stole every single present.
Post # 13
My parents took care of it!
Post # 14
Whew thanks for the responses! Going to have the groomsmen help load up a relative’s car to take the their house until we return.