Post # 1
We’re given the option of having a gift table, but I’m wondering if people actually bring gifts to weddings anymore. Any time we’ve been part of a wedding or gone to one we just send the gift directly from the store. I just don’t want there to be this bare table in the corner (awkward!)
Post # 2
renwoman: I think we got one gift on our wedding day and lots of cards. I’d ask your friends, though, to see what’s common in your area. It’s more common where I’m from to give cash gifts.
Post # 3
About half the people at our wedding brought gifts.
My husband and I went to wedding recently and he felt so bad about not actually bringing the gift becuase it had been sent directly to them that we wrapped up something small just so we could give them something.
If you aren’t going to have a gift table at least have a gift spot. You don’t want people feeling awkward walking around with a gift that no one knows what to do with.
Post # 4
How about having a cardbox and guestbook on table with room for gifts.
Post # 5
I would suggest having a really cute cardbox and space for gifts
Post # 6
We had a lot of gifts. More cards, but we had so many gifts I had to ask my dad (who recruited some groomsmen to help) to take them to his place because we simply had no room to take so many. I was surprised. I thought the same thing as you – “does anyone bring gifts? Am I going to have this awkward empty table at the entrance?” Answer: yes they bring gifts! and even if there are only a couple, you’d be surprised how much room some of them can take up. One table with a cardbox should be enough, but make sure there is space near the table (on the floor/underneath) in case you run out of room.
Post # 7
We had mostly cards with 5 or 6 gifts..but all the boxes were huge so it took up a lot of the table
Post # 8
I am not married yet. But In my sister marriage she got gift from around half of the guest.
Post # 9
We had maybe 3 gifts! The rest were cards.
Post # 10
Most of our gifts were checks inside cards. For people who brought physical gifts – it was probably only 10 tops.
Post # 11
- Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club
My wedding hasn’t happened yet, but my sister’s just did. She had 2 registries with about 150 gifts total. We nixed the gift table the night before when I saw that only about 15 things had gone off the registries and because it made more dance floor space. Luckily her cookie bar table emptied pretty quickly because there were at least 50 packages and several dozen cards! It’s hard to tell for sure what people will bring, but having a back-up space saved some serious hassle.
Post # 12
we weren’t really expecting any packaged gifts (encore for both of us), so i just had a little space available on the table with the card holder and wedding wishes box.we received only a couple of gifts and the rest were cards with cash.
Post # 13
We got 5 gifts and the rest were cards with checks.
Post # 14
We got maybe 5-10 gifts out of 95ish guests. The rest were all cards.
Post # 15
The majority of our guests had to travel, so bringing a gift would’ve been cumbersome. I think we got maybe 2 gifts, the rest were either drop shipped directly to us or were in cards.