Ladies with gift table..Where do I put it??

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ours will be a part of the escort card table [because they are 8 foot tables], which will be in the foyer near the entrance.

Post # 3
Member
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our venue had a ‘typical’ place for all the different tables a wedding usually has. That took the guesswork out of it. If you are soing your own reception without a venue coordinator I would recommend by the entrance to the ceremony/reception. We had ours next to our guest book and esscort cards and people could do everything all at once and get rid of their gift before they were seated for the ceremony.

Post # 4
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2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

As a bride and a guest, I prefer the gift table as close to the entrance as possible.  I want to drop of my gift as quickly as possible.  If you put it on the other side of the hall, I have to carry something (that may be heavy or breakable) through a crowd.  If you are worried about theives, I would arange someone to take gifts out to a car, or other safe spot, after the first dance. 

Also, I get where you are coming form with the sweetheart table near the enterance, but that is the last place I wanted to be on my wedding day.  I sat at our head table for all of 25 minutes.  I spent 90% of the reception on my feat, greeting guests.  Having the table there sounds like it could be cluttered to me, and its awkward to greet guests from either infront of or behind a table.  It will also slow down traffic getting into your reception space, which is not something you will want. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

CaliRorter:  I wasn’t greeting at the door most of that time, but I was greeting and saying goodbye to guests for most of our reception, interspersed with a little dancing, and a few short conversations.  I didn’t want to be at my table, and even if I wanted to be, I don’t think it would have lasted long. My wedding was smilar size to yours.   

Unless the DJ is a friend, and a close friend at that, I would not ask him/her to watch the table.  It isn’t the DJ’s job, or anythign close to what their responsiblitiy is.   They are not going to want to take the liablity of watching your gifts, and definatly does not want you to blame them if something goes wrong. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I suggest having the guestbook table be the one closest to the entrance, then the gift table. As much as people like to be able to put down their gift as soon as they enter the room, it would be safer if it is harder for strangers to access it from the door.

 

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