Post # 1
Okay, so I imagine guests walking into a wedding, where there is a beautiful gift table and card box. A guest with both a wrapped gift and a card puts the gift on the table and the card in the box. And presto- you know longer know who gave you the gift.
Does anyone have a solution to this situation? I think I remember reading about someone who had numbered labels so that the card and the gift have the same numbered sticker, but I can’t figure out how to make it logistically work. Does someone stand there and put the stickers on? Or is there a sign with instructions? I think I am becoming irrationally worried about this!
Post # 3
Typically the card box is used for people who don’t have an physical gift, just cash. And the people with the gift will leave the card attached.
That’s how I figure it anyway. Where I live very few people bring physical gifts to the wedding, and if they do give you a gift like that it is mailed to your house beforehand.
Post # 4
We are having a greeter that will oversee boxed gifts should anyone bring one. There will be matching numbered stickers on the box and on a master list with their names on it so when we write thank you cards we are more in-the-know about the details. 🙂
Post # 5
At the last wedding I was in (as a bridesmaid, lol), the couple accepted gifts and distributed favours during the receiving line at the beginning of the reception. We had a locked card box there and when boxed gifts were put on the table beside it, they were soon after handed by me to the on-site event coordinator who locked them in the bridal suite until later. If you don’t have a coordinator who will do this for you, you could ask a bridesmaid/groomsmen or, if you’re not receiving gifts during the receiving line, you could have a parent responsible for it.
Post # 6
The card box or basket is definately normally for cards absent a physical gift, while cards attached to a gift remain with the gift. I would think that most guests understand this. You should also designate someone to stand at your gift table – if you use the same table/area for the guest book you can take care of two tasks with the same person. That person should greet people, refer them to the guest book, take gifts, and tape cards firmly to the gifts so they don’t become separated. Because if you r guests do what most people do – just stick the card under the ribbon or under the edge of the bow, you will find that by the time you get the packages home that the cards are not with the packages anymore. The guest table attendant can also, if there appear to be gifts without attached cards, ask the people who brought them to write their names on a piece of cardstock, which can be taped to the gift.
Post # 7
Guests get that if their card isn’t attached to the gift, you won’t know who gave it. Since most people would like to receive a thank-you for their gift, I’d say this is a non-issue.