Post # 1
This was a problem at my engagement party, and I’ve spoken to a few friends who had the same issue – guests who bring a gift, and a card, and don’t attach them! (just put the card on top of the gift).
Of course, they get separated – by other people putting their gifts on top or nearby, at the end of the night when we take them home, etc. At the engagement party I had about 20 non-attached cards & gifts, and had to do some serious sleuthing afterwards to figure out which card belonged to each gift, which was important to me because I wanted to thank guests for their specific gift.
At the wedding, I want to put a little sign at the gifts table (probably in a picture frame so it looks cute) saying something like “We appreciate your gifts and the thoughtfulness with which they are given. So that your gifts are not confused with those given by others, we would appreciate it if you would take the time to attach your card and gift. We look forward to letting you know how much your gift means to us”. Then below the sign, putting a little bowl with pre-cut strips of double-sided tape and long ribbon strands so that they can choose how to attach it.
Do you think this would be ok? I am really not sure how else to ask people to do this short of calling them all before the wedding!
Post # 3
@seree: Honestly I probably wouldn’t notice the sign.
Post # 4
@j_jaye: Do you have another idea?
Post # 5
Could you have someone to collect gifts from guests on arrival. Then if they are unattached then the collecter can tape the card to the gift.
Post # 6
@seree: No sorry . I just know I wouldn’t be paying that much attention.
Maybe what @ladyartichoke: suggested?
Post # 7
@ladyartichoke: I do like that idea but I’m not sure who I would get to do that.. might try to rope the younger brother into that job!
Post # 8
@seree: Do you expect many people to bring gifts to the wedding? Honestly, we only had maybe 4 people that brought physical gifts to our wedding, so it was easy enough to sort out.
Post # 9
Oh, my friend did this since alot of people bring physical gifts in the Sip to the wedding. She had one of her attendents with less responsibility (like guarder of the guest book) man the gift table for the first 20 minutes of the reception to get everything locked down and then she could come join the rest of the gang.
Post # 10
Ladyartichoke had the best suggestion. Two of the servers at our venue did this for us as part of their jobs, but you could easily ask a couple family members to help.