Watch and lock your card boxes

posted 3 years ago in African-American
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh my goodness…I’m so sorry this happened to you 🙁 Sometimes people can be just awful.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Devyah924:  That’s terrible 🙁  I am so sorry this happened to you.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

That is absolutely horrible. It’s sad that someone would even think to something like that to someone, especially on their wedding day. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh that is evil… My cousin had that happen at their wedding.  The boyfriend of one of their bridesmaides offered to take all oft the gifts to the car and drove off with them, never to be seen again.  I am using the perfect card box, which has a lock on it.  Also I am appointing my mother and father to look after it, so I doubut there will be any problems..

 

So sorry that happened to you.. that’s awful!!!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What that is horrible ! Who would do such a thing

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

How horrible! I’m so sorry that happened to you. Makes me rethink the whole birdcage cardbox idea…

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Devyah924:  sorry to hear that 🙁 but sometimes its not family or friends sometimes its staff at the venue or wedding crasher lurkers who dress up and go to venues like this because they know theres gifts and money and a lot of the time no one is really paying attention!!

For ours I actually had some “non-trustworthy” family invited and I asked my venue coordinator what their procedure was and luckily it was great. I had someone sitting with the box along side the signing table so it was watched during the cocktail hour. Once everyone was being ushered into their seats I brought the box to the front desk where they issued a saftey deposit box and everything was counted and signed for, and my MOH handed over her ID (cause I dint have one on me) and she was the only person who could sign it out…… not even ME or FI could get it lol….

so ya…. we had someone else bring our gifts up to our room, and then we placed the empty cardbox back out in case anyone forgot to put it in during cocktail hour/came late. I would advise all brides to look into some kind of security!!

Our venue had another wedding going on at the same time, and I have to say we had a few things completely stolen at our late night snack!! we had a massive mound of Parmeasan chees eworth $350 and some asshole said he was the brides father and was “taking it home”…. my father was staying with us (from OOT) …and I assure you he did NOT take it!!

There was people lurking from other weddings I can tell ya… I saw a few peek their heads in!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wow I am so sorry you have to go through this.

 

Our gift table is not going to be far from our sweetheart table, and it will be in plain view for us as well as my father &  uncle that will be at a table next to us.  It’s also not near an exit.   Sadly, I have sticky fingers in my family and I had to think about this in fear of what you just went through. 

I made our card box, and when guests drop cards into it, they drop to the bottom tier. So either someone removing the top 2 tiers, or walking away with the whole box, someone WILL notice. 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Devyah924:  Maybe it wasnt your family or friends… maybe it was staff? Like caterers, servers, event coordinators, janitors at the end of the night, etc.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Wow, this is scary. So sorry that happened to you and your husband. But thanks for the notice…I had planned to have our card & gift table placed at the entrance of the venue. However, I think I will either place it near the head table or have an attendant that I trust to look over it for me and then take it away during the middle of the reception. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This happened to my sister, so when I made my card box I made I so you couldn’t get into it a all at the reception! I put my brother in charge of it and he put it away just before the reception started, anybody who wanted to give after that I pointed to him. I opened (hammered into) my card box 2 days after the wedding and all of my guests were accounted for, except 3 who all called & said they forgot to bring a card and we will receive them later.

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