Hi everyone- TK alum here! Married in 2015 and used these boards for a lot of help with etiquette and guidance.
Two of my good friends are getting married soon and are basically having a closed wedding followed by an open (non hosted) after party. I know this isn’t the ideal way to go about things and trust me, they know it too. It’s just not in their budget to host everyone and they feel awful about it, but at the same time they want to put a casual invite out there if people want to meet up at the bar later to celebrate their marriage.
They never in a million years would assume anyone is bringing them a gift but everyone will because they are a couple who is always there for everyone and always generous. Everyone wants to give back to them. Is there a “polite” way to set up a card box or something at the after party for when people inevitably bring a gift? Something that the couple won’t be embarrassed by, and something that’s clear that friends set this up for them? Or do I skip it altogether and let people hand deliver them their gifts.