(Closed) Gift table or not?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmmm… do you have a box for cards or anything.  If so, I would just put it on a slighly larger table so if people do bring gifts they have a spot to put them. 

If not, I might have a small table set discretely aside.  I imagine that you might get a few gifts and cards and it’s probably a good idea to have somewhere to put them.

Post # 4
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with @RunsWithBears:  a table for at least cards, that is pretty discreet.

If I was invited to an anniversary party like that, I would show up with a bottle of wine or something similar as a token gift.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with PPs. There are likely to be some guests who bring cards and/or a gift. So your options are to have someone standing at the entrance who can offer to take any cards/gifts or to have a small table. It doesn’t have to be a big deal. Just a small table with a box or basket that you can put a card or 2 in so that people know that’s where cards go. Put that on a table that has a few feet of extra space around the box/basket so people can put gifts there if they’re brought. Depending on how many people you’re inviting, you may need to ask someone to move gifts, if there are a lot and they’re overflowing the table. 

To me, making a space to put gifts/cards is not you saying you expect gifts/cards, it is merely being considerate of your guests and inticipating that a given place to put things might make their lives easier.

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