Post # 1
Who was in charge of keeping an eye on the card box at your wedding?
In an ideal world we could just leave it be, but I don’t want to have that much faith in 300 people + x number of staffers. Plus, my parents’ groom’s cake was stolen from their wedding in 1981, so stranger things have actually happened!
Post # 3
Holy crap! The entire groom’s cake was stolen?! That’s so crazy. Could you make sure to put the card box somewhere prominent and maybe ask a few people seated in nearby tables to be in charge? Ahead of time I mean. I don’t know if you’re doing a seating/table chart. If that option isn’t feasible, I’d still make sure to have a handful of people working together on keeping an eye on it because during a reception, people are up and about, and it would make it easier to have a team. Good luck!
Post # 4
just went to a wedding where someone stole the card box 🙁
fortunately, everything was recovered pretty quickly. My MIL suggested getting a big draw string cloth baggy and holding the cards on your wrist throughout the night.. or assign that task to someone.
Post # 5
@nemoandthebrain: Eeeeeek! That freaks me out.
I wish more brides would respond to give other suggestions. I think my sister (bride) would kind of hate walking around with cards hanging from her wrist- besides, what if people also bring larger gifts to the wedding? Who watches those?
I’m thinking of hiring someone to do a coat/gift check.
Post # 6
Is there security at your wedding?
we had a small wedding of 100 people and we had a security guard. Thank god because numerous random people tried to crash our wedding reception and he stopped them.
My bridesmaid(sister) and mom kept an eye on the cardbox, my sister emptied it right after the ceremony, then again after the dinner, and again later that night. We had a bridal suite at the venue so she just ran them to her purse in the room.
Post # 7
Thanks! That’s definitely an idea- just add it to my list of duties, lol!
We have a bridal suite at the venue too, so I’ll stake out a private place to run the gifts and cards to.
Post # 8
We are putting the gift table behind the head table… basically, once gifts are there really nobody but the bridal party [which i trust wholeheartedly] should be back there.