Post # 1
Wondering if this has happened to anyone? Or is it one of those urban myths? Have you had gifts or cards go missing? What can you do to protect against this? I can’t believe we have to even worry about things like this.
Post # 3
The best thing you can do is keep your gifts/cards away from the door. Put them in a place that is visible to you and your guests.
We attended a wedding at a community center where a local homeless man came in and tried to steal the cards…the table was near the door. Thankfully someone caught him on his way out.
Post # 4
Nope, we had absolutely no problems with this. After the ceremony, they were moved to the bridal room, but that was about the extent of our “worry.”
Post # 5
Nope but my sister’s phone got stolen by someone at another wedding down the hall. So messed up.
Post # 6
I had a family member whose cards got stolen. Keeping them located in plain sight and away from doors is about all you can do. I know it’s really trendy, but that’s why I did a bird cage. I wanted to make all of the cards visible rather than in a closed off box.
Post # 7
Our venue is a county park. It’s outside and it is public but it’s still pretty secluded. I guess just keep an eye out (or have my coordinator keep an eye out). My parents suggested a bird cage too but I already have a vintge suitcase (another trend I know). If people really want to steal something they will find a way no matter what kind of contraption the cards are in.
Post # 8
@RiverBride13: my SIL keept a beautiful purse on her and kept all the cards in the purse and on her ; )
Post # 9
Some relatives of my spouse had this happen to their gift. They have always given email money transfers since. That’s what we got from them and we’ve been doing it for everyone we’ve given cash to since then, it’s so much more awesome! Plus, as the couple, it was awkward for us to have so much sitting around in cash and cheques, plus having to sort out all the permutations of our names on the cheques in order to deposit them and stuff.
Post # 10
I work at a venue that hosts weddings. Out of the 100 weddings I have done in the past 2 years we have only had one bride complain about gifts and cards “missing” We did find out what happened later from the bride. The guest lied and said they gave the couple a card and never did. The gift they were missing ended up on someone’s car floor after they drunkenly put it in there thinking they were helping the clean up process.
If you are worried about it ask a trusted family member to put the gifts in the car or hotel room during dinner. By then most guests have dropped off their gifts. Also designate only one or two individuals to pack up the gifts at the end of the night. This eliminates the chances of things getting misplaced or lost.
Post # 11
We had a smaller wedding (about 70 people). Most people with gifts had them shipped to our house. We only had about 2-3 gifts given at the wedding itself and our coordinator kept an eye on them. After everyone arrived, she arranged for them to be moved to our car. All of the greeting cards/cash were given to our parents or they were handed to us (which we gave to our parents to hold). This worked out fine for us.