An easily overlooked detail of the wedding day is where the gifts go—or who they should go to—during the reception. If there's no gift table, a guest may not be sure where to store their present. Here, we outline a few different solutions to this common predicament.
As the bride and groom, ask someone to handle the task.
Even if you're planning to have a gift table, it's a good idea to ask someone to specifically look out for guests who don't know where to put their presents. This doesn't necessarily have to be someone in the wedding party. Do you have a friend or family member that you want to feel included in the big day? Ask them to take control of the gift table and help guests leave their cards or bigger items in the location that they should be. It's also nice to have someone watching over all of the expensive registry items and cards filled with cash.
As a guest, ask a member of the bridal party.
If you've looked all around the reception and still can't find a gift table as the guest, find a member of the wedding party during the reception and ask them what to do with your present. Even if they don't know, they're in a better position to ask.
Either way, make it easy.
A couple can skip the hassle by leaving a sign or a gift table at the entrance of your reception where people can't miss it. As a guest, know that you also have the option of shipping your gift. That way, whether or not there's a gift table at the reception, you're in the clear.