Your wedding is about celebrating a relationship that stands the test of time, not how many wedding gifts you can score in one 24-hour period. However, you want to make sure none of them go missing during your celebration. But how can you prevent thievery when you're sharing your wedding venue with other nuptials? Our etiquette experts weigh in on how to prevent a wedding-day heist.
First, strongly consider advising your guests to send their wedding gifts to your home instead of placing them in harm's way at the ceremony itself. If your gifts are safely tucked away at your house, you will have significantly less to fret over on the big day.
Next, nominate a gift monitor to handle presents at your nuptials. Whether the monitor is your maid of honor, sister-in-law, or wedding planner, the nominee should be reliable and sensible; placing your gifts in the hands of an irresponsible guest is no better than leaving gifts unguarded in the entrance hall of your venue.
Finally, find a remote closet or room where you can secure gifts. Ideally, the space should be under lock and key, so as to prevent passerby from wandering in and making off with a gift. It's important to speak to the venue representative before your big day to get this sorted out.