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  • frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  
  • banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.

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    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.



    Oh of course not! Best not chance someone forgetting to give you the oh-so-important gift!

    Yet you're willing to chance that someone might not comprehend their dinner table. Priorities! 
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  • MobKazMobKaz Chicago suburbs member
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    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signageigning  will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.

    Assigning someone?? Taking a “chance”?  LOL. You  could put a few fake envelopes in to make it clear. 
  • frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.



    Oh of course not! Best not chance someone forgetting to give you the oh-so-important gift!

    Yet you're willing to chance that someone might not comprehend their dinner table. Priorities! 

    First of all, where did I in ANY comment say that I will NOT have a seating chart, place cards and table numbers?

    I’ll wait.

    Secondly, the card box is not JUST for flat gifts but also for the “well wishes” cards and envelopes I discussed earlier.

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  • MobKaz said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signageigning  will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.

    Assigning someone?? Taking a “chance”?  LOL. You  could put a few fake envelopes in to make it clear. 

    Assigning someone was a suggestion from another commenter. LOL

    But I do like the idea of taping two envelopes to the bottom so that things won’t come falling out when it’s transported.

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    frances_l said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.



    Oh of course not! Best not chance someone forgetting to give you the oh-so-important gift!

    Yet you're willing to chance that someone might not comprehend their dinner table. Priorities! 

    First of all, where did I in ANY comment say that I will NOT have a seating chart, place cards and table numbers?

    I’ll wait.

    Secondly, the card box is not JUST for flat gifts but also for the “well wishes” cards and envelopes I discussed earlier.

    The fact that you didn't answer my question regarding properly labeled cake, escort card and dinner tables was enough for me to assume that you don't plan on labeling them as extensively as you do the gift table. 
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  • frances_l said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.



    Oh of course not! Best not chance someone forgetting to give you the oh-so-important gift!

    Yet you're willing to chance that someone might not comprehend their dinner table. Priorities! 

    First of all, where did I in ANY comment say that I will NOT have a seating chart, place cards and table numbers?

    I’ll wait.

    Secondly, the card box is not JUST for flat gifts but also for the “well wishes” cards and envelopes I discussed earlier.

    The fact that you didn't answer my question regarding properly labeled cake, escort card and dinner tables was enough for me to assume that you don't plan on labeling them as extensively as you do the gift table. 
    Well you know what they say about assumptions.
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    frances_l said:
    frances_l said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.



    Oh of course not! Best not chance someone forgetting to give you the oh-so-important gift!

    Yet you're willing to chance that someone might not comprehend their dinner table. Priorities! 

    First of all, where did I in ANY comment say that I will NOT have a seating chart, place cards and table numbers?

    I’ll wait.

    Secondly, the card box is not JUST for flat gifts but also for the “well wishes” cards and envelopes I discussed earlier.

    The fact that you didn't answer my question regarding properly labeled cake, escort card and dinner tables was enough for me to assume that you don't plan on labeling them as extensively as you do the gift table. 
    Well you know what they say about assumptions.
    Like when you assume your guests are too dumb to know where to put cards at a wedding?
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  • None of my guests are “dumb” but they may not be familiar. There’s a big difference.

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  • frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.

    1) What is there to chance??   Seriously.   What happens if the birdcage isn't labeled "place cards here"?  Do you think that you'll find a random envelope stuck between cake layers, off in a cocktail glass or circling the toilet?   Exactly what do you think will actually happen without the sign? 

    2) I would HIGHLY recommend that at the end of the night you physically empty that cage anyway into some kind of box.   It screams BAD IDEA to transport something loaded with holes.   Taping envelopes to the bottom won't solve anything.   But putting envelopes inside it to start off will get those who don't get it to have their own "aha"moment when they know that the birdcage is for cards and not...birds. 
  • frances_l said:

    None of my guests are “dumb” but they may not be familiar. There’s a big difference.

    I may not be familiar with a formal table setting but etiquette holds that you don't label which fork I'm supposed to use to eat my salad.     You're purposely missing the point. 
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    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.

    1) What is there to chance??   Seriously.   What happens if the birdcage isn't labeled "place cards here"?  Do you think that you'll find a random envelope stuck between cake layers, off in a cocktail glass or circling the toilet?   Exactly what do you think will actually happen without the sign? 

    2) I would HIGHLY recommend that at the end of the night you physically empty that cage anyway into some kind of box.   It screams BAD IDEA to transport something loaded with holes.   Taping envelopes to the bottom won't solve anything.   But putting envelopes inside it to start off will get those who don't get it to have their own "aha"moment when they know that the birdcage is for cards and not...birds. 





    1. Like I’ve stated before, I feel more comfortable with signage in place for the sake of clarity of purpose. I don’t know anyone who would think that signs saying “Gifts & Cards” or “Leave a Note for the Lovebirds” is begging or overdoing signage.
    2. The coordinator will be transporting any cards & gifts to our suite. Based on the shape/design of my cage, I think it’ll keep things nicely.
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  • frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.

    1) What is there to chance??   Seriously.   What happens if the birdcage isn't labeled "place cards here"?  Do you think that you'll find a random envelope stuck between cake layers, off in a cocktail glass or circling the toilet?   Exactly what do you think will actually happen without the sign? 

    2) I would HIGHLY recommend that at the end of the night you physically empty that cage anyway into some kind of box.   It screams BAD IDEA to transport something loaded with holes.   Taping envelopes to the bottom won't solve anything.   But putting envelopes inside it to start off will get those who don't get it to have their own "aha"moment when they know that the birdcage is for cards and not...birds. 





    1. Like I’ve stated before, I feel more comfortable with signage in place for the sake of clarity of purpose. I don’t know anyone who would think that signs saying “Gifts & Cards” or “Leave a Note for the Lovebirds” is begging or overdoing signage.
    2. The coordinator will be transporting any cards & gifts to our suite.
    1. You are finding people who are telling you that this is overdoing signage.  Maybe people aren't telling you this to your face but the lack of hearing it does not mean that you can construe that those who see this and say nothing agree that the signs should be there. 

    2. You still didn't answer my question.   Without the signs exactly what do you think will happen?  The answer: you know that the gifts and cards will go exactly on that table where they're intended to go.  People just aren't that dumb.

    3. If your coordinator is moving cards and gifts to your suite don't you think it's best to do so in a conveniently easy way to move them to and then FROM the suite?   I assume you and your H aren't going to live there right?  So you still need an effective mechanism to now move them a second time. 
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  • banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    None of my guests are “dumb” but they may not be familiar. There’s a big difference.

    I may not be familiar with a formal table setting but etiquette holds that you don't label which fork I'm supposed to use to eat my salad.     You're purposely missing the point. 

    No. I’m not being willfully ignorant. I understand and disagree

    And that example of dinner forks is not even comparable.

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  • frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    None of my guests are “dumb” but they may not be familiar. There’s a big difference.

    I may not be familiar with a formal table setting but etiquette holds that you don't label which fork I'm supposed to use to eat my salad.     You're purposely missing the point. 

    No. I’m not being willfully ignorant. I understand and disagree

    And that example of dinner forks is not even comparable.

    Actually it is.  In that example it implies that by labeling it the person sitting down doesn't know what to do.

    It's the same here.   By saying, "put gifts here" it's implying multiple things:
    1) That you are expecting your guests not to show up empty handed.
    2) That they aren't smart enough to figure out where to put gifts or ask.

    In both examples the label insults the intelligence of the person reading it.  Yours just goes a second level. 
    InLoveInQueensMyNameIsNot
  • Again... providing a sign on the gift table is not insulting the intelligence of my guests or offensive. No one is going to walk away from our wedding thinking, “How DARE she put signs on the gift table!”

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  • banana468 said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.

    1) What is there to chance??   Seriously.   What happens if the birdcage isn't labeled "place cards here"?  Do you think that you'll find a random envelope stuck between cake layers, off in a cocktail glass or circling the toilet?   Exactly what do you think will actually happen without the sign? 

    2) I would HIGHLY recommend that at the end of the night you physically empty that cage anyway into some kind of box.   It screams BAD IDEA to transport something loaded with holes.   Taping envelopes to the bottom won't solve anything.   But putting envelopes inside it to start off will get those who don't get it to have their own "aha"moment when they know that the birdcage is for cards and not...birds. 





    1. Like I’ve stated before, I feel more comfortable with signage in place for the sake of clarity of purpose. I don’t know anyone who would think that signs saying “Gifts & Cards” or “Leave a Note for the Lovebirds” is begging or overdoing signage.
    2. The coordinator will be transporting any cards & gifts to our suite.
    1. You are finding people who are telling you that this is overdoing signage.  Maybe people aren't telling you this to your face but the lack of hearing it does not mean that you can construe that those who see this and say nothing agree that the signs should be there. 

    2. You still didn't answer my question.   Without the signs exactly what do you think will happen?  The answer: you know that the gifts and cards will go exactly on that table where they're intended to go.  People just aren't that dumb.

    3. If your coordinator is moving cards and gifts to your suite don't you think it's best to do so in a conveniently easy way to move them to and then FROM the suite?   I assume you and your H aren't going to live there right?  So you still need an effective mechanism to now move them a second time. 






    1. I am disagreeing with them. I do not believe this is overdoing things.
    2. Then let me address you again. They may think the cage is a decorative element. Removing guesswork by providing the sign doesn’t hurt anything or anyone.
    3. The coordinator works onsite at the hotel where this is being held. The coordinator will have a cart that is used to transport any gifts and cards. I’ve seen the cart myself at their vendor showcase before we booked with the venue. So I have zero concerns about how it’s going to be transported between the table at the event and our suite. We will be staying in a suite throughout the wedding weekend.


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  • MobKaz said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:
    banana468 said:
    frances_l said:

    To be clear, I’ve both attended several weddings as a guest and as a bridesmaid. Many of the same people will be at my wedding as well.

    They’ve all used these cloth-covered boxes that I really don’t like or find “on theme” for my wedding. The bird cage seemed to match the aesthetic we are going for. Since no one at past events have used it before, it’s possible to be mistaken as adecorative element without signs to indicate its purpose.

    I guarantee you that many guests have heard of the birdcage.   And those who don't know would ask what it's for and other people would say, "Oh I put my gift in there!"  If you're that uncertain you ask one person to throw the envelope in there to get it started and then the rest of the guests go, "Oh that's where I put it." 

    Most people show up to a wedding with the belief that nothing there is out there for the sake of just being pretty aside from a centerpiece.  


    I don’t want to leave anything to chance. Signage will inform everybody faster and more efficiently than assigning someone to get it going.

    1) What is there to chance??   Seriously.   What happens if the birdcage isn't labeled "place cards here"?  Do you think that you'll find a random envelope stuck between cake layers, off in a cocktail glass or circling the toilet?   Exactly what do you think will actually happen without the sign? 

    2) I would HIGHLY recommend that at the end of the night you physically empty that cage anyway into some kind of box.   It screams BAD IDEA to transport something loaded with holes.   Taping envelopes to the bottom won't solve anything.   But putting envelopes inside it to start off will get those who don't get it to have their own "aha"moment when they know that the birdcage is for cards and not...birds. 





    1. Like I’ve stated before, I feel more comfortable with signage in place for the sake of clarity of purpose. I don’t know anyone who would think that signs saying “Gifts & Cards” or “Leave a Note for the Lovebirds” is begging or overdoing signage.
    2. The coordinator will be transporting any cards & gifts to our suite. Based on the shape/design of my cage, I think it’ll keep things nicely.
    You know.....for clarity.....
    LMAOOO I’ll make sure to wear it at the reception. 
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  • climbingwifeclimbingwife NYC 'burbs member
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    Listen, you don't want to miss out on those oh-so-important cash gifts, so this is my suggestion. 

    Have a giant sign that says "PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CASH GIFTS HERE" with an arrow pointing to the birdcage. Leave out envelopes that have written on them "CASH FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM". And leave out a suggested gift guide on how much money you're requesting: 
    Attending solo - $150
    Couple - $300
    Family of 4  - $600

    This way, none of your guests will be confused. 

  • Listen, you don't want to miss out on those oh-so-important cash gifts, so this is my suggestion. 

    Have a giant sign that says "PLEASE LEAVE YOUR CASH GIFTS HERE" with an arrow pointing to the birdcage. Leave out envelopes that have written on them "CASH FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM". And leave out a suggested gift guide on how much money you're requesting: 
    Attending solo - $150
    Couple - $300
    Family of 4  - $600

    This way, none of your guests will be confused. 

     That would be good advice if any of my signage was a demand of money from my guests. But since that doesn’t apply to me, I’m sure someone else may find it helpful. Thanks!
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  • frances_l said:

    Again... providing a sign on the gift table is not insulting the intelligence of my guests or offensive. No one is going to walk away from our wedding thinking, “How DARE she put signs on the gift table!”

    No the empty envelopes next to it will seal themselves. 
    climbingwifeInLoveInQueensjustsie
  • The envelopes are paired with the “leave a note cards”. They aren’t just sitting there by themselves.

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  • thisismynickname2thisismynickname2 City By The Lake member
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    What's the kids' slang these days? "Extra."  It seems to me that people are just trying to hard to have "stuff" at their wedding. Guest books are traditional but almost pointless these days; when I see "tasks" at weddings like, leave a note [even though I gave you a card with hand-written sentiment], or say something into this video camera, it's like... sigh. I just want to get a drink and socialize.

    Such tasks just seem to fit better at showers than actual weddings. 
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  • MRDCleMRDCle member
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    What's the kids' slang these days? "Extra."  It seems to me that people are just trying to hard to have "stuff" at their wedding. Guest books are traditional but almost pointless these days; when I see "tasks" at weddings like, leave a note [even though I gave you a card with hand-written sentiment], or say something into this video camera, it's like... sigh. I just want to get a drink and socialize.

    Such tasks just seem to fit better at showers than actual weddings. 

    Goodness yes - people are definitely extra these days.  A post in a local wedding BST FB group was asking if an adult bounce house or an improv comedian would be better entertainment for a wedding.
  • MRDCle said:
    What's the kids' slang these days? "Extra."  It seems to me that people are just trying to hard to have "stuff" at their wedding. Guest books are traditional but almost pointless these days; when I see "tasks" at weddings like, leave a note [even though I gave you a card with hand-written sentiment], or say something into this video camera, it's like... sigh. I just want to get a drink and socialize.

    Such tasks just seem to fit better at showers than actual weddings. 

    Goodness yes - people are definitely extra these days.  A post in a local wedding BST FB group was asking if an adult bounce house or an improv comedian would be better entertainment for a wedding.
    There is NOTHING that I can see going worse than a bunch of grown adults wearing formal clothing and bouncing up and down after several drinks.  

    It's a recipe for....fluid production.

    I will say that we had our engagement photo framed and with a marker left out.   10 years later the guest signatures around that mat are still present and what I see every time I walk to my front door.  


    thisismynickname2short+sassy
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