Post # 1
Hi ladies! We are having our wedding at a marriott. Our cocktail hour is outside the ballroom where our reception will be. Our planner says to set up a gift table in the cocktail area. He says to designate someone to move the gifts to our room after cocktail. My problem is, whoever i designate to move the gifts will miss out on our entrance and first dance.i dont want anyone to miss out on these things. The only thing i can think of is to have the person get started about 15 minutes before cokctails are over. But then they are missing that too! I dont want the marriott staff to do it either. We could set it up inside the ballroom but then guests would have to hold on to their gifts during cocktails? Ehhhhh….
Does anyone have any solutions to this dilema? Thanks
Post # 3
Do you have a personal (non-Marriott) coordinator? Our coordinator moved all of the gifts for us. If you want it sent up to your room, just have the hotel send you a bellhop with the trolley and he can stack up all the gifts for you. then you can have your coordinator accompany him up.
Otherwise, doing it in the last 15 minutes of cocktail hour (and making it back in time for the grand entrance) is fine. You can designate a good friend to accompany the bellhop up and between the two (or three people – if you get a pair of friends to help) it will be done quickly.
We actually didn’t get many gifts that day anyway. Most people did envelopes or ordered them online to be shipped to our house.
Post # 4
I agree with the previous poster. If you have a good friend borrow a cart 5 or so minuets before cocktail hour ends they should be able to get things stacked up and just leave the cart with the gifts all together in your room and run down to see the first dance. Keep in mind that if people are moving from cocktail hour to the reception room it is going to take guests a few minuets to get situated anyways. Missing 5 min of cocktails and a few of the akward transition minuets will probably be fine with whoever is helping out
Post # 5
We dont have a cordinator. But i like these ideas! Thanks!