People take wedding gift to the reception?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@gloriela86:  I just registered and they requested my address so that people can mail in gifts but I’ve still seen people take gifts/envelopes to weddings. My main concern is that I’ve read enough horror stories about people STEALING gifts/envelopes at weddings that are held in more public places like museums/restaurants so maybe that’s why they were saying that it’s better to mail the in?

Post # 4
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I usually mail a card (with a check) after the wedding. It’s too easy for it to get lost and its one less thing for the couple to worry about the day of. I do it after and not before because I like to write something nice about the wedding or reception and thank them for hosting. Most people prefer cash over gifts, but it allows me to be a bit more personal in the giving. 

Post # 5
4015 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My FI’s family brings gifts and cards to the wedding so we are making a table for it just in case. For the most part, my family just brings cards, less hassle 🙂 I imagine that you could mail or bring the gift to the wedding, whichever you prefer or maybe ask the bride?

Post # 6
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve always brought the gift (card & check) to the reception with me & gave it to the couple there. 

Post # 7
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got some gifts in the mail from out-of-town guests, or people who wanted someone else to do the wrapping! Still had plenty bring something to the reception, and we had a person in charge of receiving any gifts/cards, and locking them up once the reception started.

Post # 8
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I take my gift to the reception, and that was how most people delivered their gift to us – brought it to the reception. We had more boxed gifts than cards, but we did not live together before we were married so we needed a lot of household items.

Post # 9
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had lots of people buy things online off of our registry and just have them sent straight to us, but we still had plenty of people being presents/cards to the reception. I think either way is fine! But I know my mom had our present mailed to her and then gave it to us at the reception because she wanted to make sure we didn’t open it early lol.

Post # 10
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have received quite a few gifts off our registry, mailed to us.  I am hoping that people will mostly only bring cards, not physical gifts, to the reception, as we live five hours away and are going on our honeymoon right after the wedding.  My parents will have to ship any physical gifts given at the wedding down to our house. 

Post # 11
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@gloriela86:  We always bring the gift (card with cash/check) to the reception.  Now a days people usually have a card box set on the gift table that way guests have a safe place to drop cards or you can hand it to the bride/groom when they walk around but I’m not a fan of that.  This may sound terrible but my DH and I were getting slightly annoyed when people kept handing us cards during cocktail hour.  For one we are being greeted by a ton of people trying to hug and kiss and sit down and stand up and hold a drink and eat a little something while holding a bunch of cards … not a good idea.

Post # 12
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I usually bring a card and a cheque to the reception, and buy a gift for the shower if there is one.  For one wedding where my FI and I bought the couple an actual gift, we brought a card with a cut-out of what we got them, and then brought the gift to their house when they came back from their honeymoon.

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