(Closed) Worried about guests putting cards in card box and leaving their gift unnamed

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Are you worried guests will put their cards in your card box and leave their gift unnamed?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    8 %
    No : (20 votes)
    28 %
    Haven't thought about it before, but now I'm worried! : (17 votes)
    24 %
    Haven't thought about it before, but I'm not worried. : (22 votes)
    31 %
    We already had our wedding, we had a card box, this happened to us! : (0 votes)
    We already had our wedding, we had a card box, this did not happen to us. : (7 votes)
    10 %
    We already had our wedding, we did not use a card box, but if we had we would have been worried. : (0 votes)
    We already had our wedding, we did not use a card box, but if we had we would not have been worried. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MissB2MrsO:  Honestly, I think most people would want you to know what they’ve got you. I wouldn’t worry too much about this. If it happens, you’ll probably be able to work out who it is by process of elimination 🙂

    Post # 5
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I hadn’t really thought about it before.  But I don’t think many people will forget to sign the cards, so I’m not too worried.

    @MissB2MrsO:  How big is the giant mason jar?  I have a big one but it doesn’t look big enough to hold cards.  Mine is about 12″ tall and 5.5″ wide.  Is yours bigger than that? If it is, I’m going to need to find that lol.


    Post # 6
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    don’t worry – the guests who bring gifts will leave the card attached to them.  People who are bringing just a card will know to put them in the box.

    Post # 7
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    If the card is attached to the gift, I really doubt someone would take it off to put in the card box- don’t think you have to worry about this one.

    Post # 8
    1736 posts
    Bumble bee

    I chose “Haven’t thought of it, not worried.” Most people don’t bring bulky gifts to a wedding so the few that do, if they don’t have a card, I figure I’ll be able to figure it out by process of elimination!

    Post # 9
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I wouldn’t worry about this.  I don’t think anyone would remove the card attached to their gift and put it in the box.  They want credit for their gift.  We had a cardbox and this did not happen at our wedding at all.  What did happen though is in the hustle and bustle of packing everything some gifts were separated from their cards.  Or several cards were thrown in gift bags so we didn’t know which card actually belonged to the gift in the bag.  But it was only 3 gifts and we figured it out quickly. 

    Post # 10
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think remember that guests are adults… and many have given gifts before… You know you need to have the “From” on the package… if that’s your card, then you leave your card attached. The only person who isn’t going to be sure is the person who thinks, “Shoot I only have a card, where should I put it? Oh awesome a mason jar!”



    Post # 12
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    @MissB2MrsO:  Ahh!  Mine is a Ball but not as big as that.  Now I’m on a hunt for the size you have.  =)

    Post # 13
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yeah we already got married and I would say not to worry.  Most people didn’t bring bulky gifts to the wedding, but for people who did, the card was with the gift.  Some people that shipped a gift to our house gave a separate card and then there were a handful of people too who gave cards with money. 

    Post # 14
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Already been married, with a card box. Do not worry about that. Most people have been to a wedding before and understand the purpose of a card box. Most people have already taped their card to their gift so they won’t be ripping it off.

    Post # 16
    1512 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wouldn’t worry about it. I’ve brought gifts to weddings, and I just left the card attached instead of putting it with the other cards. People understand a box or jar or whatever is for if you only brought a card.

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