The wedding coordinator at my venue has mentioned to me (more than once) that I need to have someone to watch our gift and card table during our event because she and her staff are not responsible for doing anything with the gifts. She recommended that we have someone take all the cards and gifts up to the hotel room(same building) at least twice during the night i.e. not wait until the end of the night during clean up to gather everything. I'm not sure how to go about "assigning" this. I've done this job at a few cousins weddings along with watching the guest book, and handing out programs (I was not a bridal party member). I never realize that I should have been offended until I started reading this boards. So I'm trying to avoid being rude by assigning someone to work.
I know that I'm not allowed to ask our bridal party to do anything, so how do I get this task done? Do fiancee and I need to run gifts upstairs? Can I ask my parents? Do I have to wait until someone offers to "watch the gifts"? Can I ask the cousins that I helped at their wedding? Should I put a posting up on Craigslist (haha j/k)?
I'm thinking a good time to do this will be the 10-20 minutes in between cocktail hour and dinner. Then again after dinner and the planned dances. Any other ideas on when to try and plan this?
*Just assuming that we'll have some gifts/cards....not expecting. Maybe we won't get anything and then we don't have to worry about it!