Protect Your Wedding From Theft
Over the last couple of years I have heard this warning repeated by many reception venue managers. With all the excitement and number of people, both familiar and unfamiliar, filling the reception hall money boxes can easily disappear undetected.
Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself:
1. Designate one person to be in charge of the card and money box. Most weddings will have a greeter(s) sitting at a table next to the entrance where they encourage guests to sign a guest book, hand out seating cards and direct guests to the gift table. The greeter would be the ideal person to keep an eye on the box.
Place the box at the front table with the greeter. Once all the guests have arrived the greeter can relocate the box to a secure location.
2. If unattended, position the card and money box in an area that is highly visible and away from any exits. Boxes located unattended at the entrance to the venue is an easy target for strangers walking by.
One location to consider would be close to the head table where most of the focus will be.
3. Build or purchase a pedestal that the box can be properly secured to with a locked.
4. Another option which we think is simply adorable is purchasing a beautiful card and money box that looks like an actual gift box. The box, when placed on the gift table, will blend it beautifully and not stand out as a money box.
Check out these fabulous eco friendly boxes from Estilo Weddings. Made from recycled cotton, these handmade boxes are as sturdy as wooden boxes and can be customized to match your wedding colors and flowers.