(Closed) Gifts or cards stolen?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Nope but my sister’s phone got stolen by someone at another wedding down the hall. So messed up.

Post # 6
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 8
4429 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@RiverBride13:  my SIL keept a beautiful purse on her and kept all the cards in the purse and on her ; )

Post # 9
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
12 posts
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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.

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