The last thing you want to bother the bride with during the reception is what to do with the wedding gifts and cards at the end of the evening. Take time to ask this question in your pre-wedding meeting(s) with the bride so that you can easily help move the gifts to the appropriate location.
Here are a few popular locations for the wedding gifts:
1. In the bride and groom’s hotel room. If the reception is at the same location where the bride and groom are staying, they may want the gifts to be delivered to their room. Or, they may prefer the gifts to be delivered to a trusted friend or family member’s hotel room instead of their wedding night room.
2. In a trusted family member’s car. Gifts may be placed in a friend or family member’s car at the end of the evening. It is helpful for this person to know in advance that they will be taking the bridal gifts after the reception is over.
3. In a secure storage area at the hotel or venue. The venue may have a secure place to store wedding gifts until morning.
Most wedding planners prefer NOT to transport wedding gifts or cards in their own car due to liability reasons such as if a gift happens to break or a card goes missing.
How do you typically handle the wedding gifts at the end of the evening? Please share in the comments.