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Gabriella
Curious November 2018 Alberta

Gift Table or No?

Gabriella, on July 15, 2018 at 22:54 Posted in Wedding reception 0 19
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Are you doing a gift table? Most of the weddings I’ve been to have had one, but I just want to make sure people don’t think it’s tacky. (We do have a registry)

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Latest activity by Erin, on July 23, 2018 at 09:46
  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    We had a table with our guest book on it and then the card cage with a small table next to it for gifts.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    We had a table with our card box, flowers, and a picture. People did end up putting their gifts there as well, but it looked full enough that it didn’t look like we were expecting gifts, but still had some space that people could squeeze a gift on it (or under!)
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  • Jennifer
    Frequent user February 2024 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    The last bunch of weddings I was at had no gift table, no gifts, only cards. Usually the gift they are giving the people attending are on a small table with a cardboard next to the guestbook. I wouldn't even know what to do if someone brought a gift.
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  • Kait
    Curious August 2018 Ontario
    Kait ·
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    We’re doing a gift table! It’s basically just a small spot on our card/guest book table should someone bring a gift.
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  • Phaidra
    Frequent user October 2019 Alberta
    Phaidra ·
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    I mean, I'll probably have a small table for cards and some form of guest book or something. Gifts can be stacked wherever they fit. The floor is a good /legitimate option.
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  • Stephanie
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    I plan to have a small section for gifts on the greeting table in the lobby of the venue! I also have a close friend who will be doing rounds to take the gifts to my secure bridal suite as I don't want a pile of anything laying around... you're right I think that would look tacky!

    The card box will remain out (though emptied at intervals) but gifts will be moved to a secure location pretty often to keep more space on the table!

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  • B
    Devoted September 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Most weddings I’ve been to have a card basket, assuming they’ve already received gifts
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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Definitely not tacky, especially if you have a registry, or if you know anyone is bringing a gift. Guests are not overwhelmed when every detail is spelled out, it's actually way easier for them to know how, when and where to do everything. It can get super chaotic when 100+ people aren't sure what to do or where to go.

    We are registering our honeymoon, so we are going to have a card box with a little sign blurb about our honeymoon, at the same table as the guest book.

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  • M
    Devoted August 2018 Ontario
    Megis ·
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    You need a place to put gifts so the table is needed. Necessary not tacky
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  • Gabriella
    Curious November 2018 Alberta
    Gabriella ·
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    That sounds awesome! I feel like we’ll have a table for sure then. Thanks!
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  • Gabriella
    Curious November 2018 Alberta
    Gabriella ·
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    I love those ideas, especially the note box Smiley smile We’re in the same boat too where we’re registered but I feel like no one will use it haha.
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  • Maegan
    Super July 2018 British Columbia
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    We had a box out for cards on our welcome table with a sign that said 'gifts and cards'... We didnt do a registry but some people brought gifts anyway. (Side note-Everything we got as a gift is super cool and probably never would have bought it on our own!) We just had people stack the gifts beside the table of they didnt fit.
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  • Lor
    Frequent user August 2018 Ontario
    Lor ·
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    We have a gift registry, (although i see no one has bought anything) we are still going to have a table for gifts and cards, and another table for the our guest board (to sign) and the place for people to write notes for us (we have a box for that too)

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  • Maya
    Expert January 2019 Alberta
    Maya ·
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    I would say yes, because you never know what your guests will bring you. We are not having a registry as we have lots of stuff on our own, but I know for my cousins wedding people were getting her wine for her 1st year, 5th year and 10th year anniversary. I think even tho we are just asking for monitory donations that people still may bring little gifts.
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  • Tyanna
    Super June 2019 British Columbia
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    Yes this is what we are doing! No registry for us, just card box Smiley smile
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  • Gabriella
    Curious November 2018 Alberta
    Gabriella ·
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    That makes sense!
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Exactly this! We're not doing a registry, so no gift table for us.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    I had arranged a table for escort cards, money box and guest book to sign with custom pen.

    The favours and thank you cards were set at the table seating pre ahead the day of reception.
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  • April
    Frequent user September 2018 Saskatchewan
    April ·
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    If you have a registry I would have a gift table. We didn’t do a registry but we will have a card box on a table with a thank you sign. Just better than putting them on the floor or trying to figure it out day of.
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