(Closed) How do you handle the gifts?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are having the bridesmaids alternate gift table duty during cocktail hour. The gifts will then be brought to our hotel room at the start of the ceremony by the venue coordinator. Does your venue have a storage room or somewhere that they could be locked in after all the guests have arrived?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I would have a friend drop them off at your house after the wedding. As for people taking the gifts, is there any way you could delegate someone to just keep an eye on the table? Not necessarily have them stand over it the whole night, but just check on it from time to time to make sure nothing’s disappearing!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

A previous bee put sleighbells in her card box. 🙂

I’m not sure what we’re doing with the presents afterward though, either.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sleighbells, wow. Is it possible to avoid inviting guests that you think might steal from you??

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Do you have a DOC? If so, bring this concern up with them, and they’ll keep an eye on it all night.

If not, keep in mind that the first thing guests do when they come into the reception is drop off the gift, Meaning, all gifts will be on the table after the first hour of the reception at the latest. See if a venue staff member can start to remove them from the table, and lock them in a sales office somewhere until a wedding party member can take them home for the night.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I think it’s not always guests that you’re worried about, it’s people in the building. If a card box is kind of tucked away, it’s not so hard to walk off with it.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

In regards to the cards, I have one of those bird cgae card holders that actually lock. I am going to keep this on the gift table and then I have asked my cousin to bring everything to his room before the night is over and people start walking out.

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