Security for Your Wedding Day
Congratulations on your engagement! Now, unless you’re the president’s daughter, you probably haven’t planned on taking many (if any) security measures at your wedding. When you are doing your wedding preparations, make sure not to forget about the important security issues that you need to consider for the big day. Here are some tips to make your wedding security topnotch.
Dealing with Wedding Crashers
Unless it’s Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan showing up at your wedding, you are probably going to want to keep out wedding crashers. The best way to do this is to not host your wedding reception at an environment that encourages them. Hotels are the most notorious sites for wedding crashers. The hordes of people that are moving around in the hotel make it easy for uninvited guests to show up.
If you have a wedding crasher, don’t panic. You should have someone whose job at the reception is to keep wedding crashers from ruining the event. They do not have to be manning the door like a guard, but this person’s job should be to politely ask any uninvited guests to leave the reception.
Keeping the Gifts Safe
One of the most important things to think about for your wedding day security is keeping your gifts safe. Believe it or not, there are actually low-down, dirty thieves who target wedding receptions. To avoid losing the thoughtful gifts your guests have picked out for your special day, make sure that you keep them secure.
If your wedding reception is being held at a public place like a reception hall or hotel, make sure that the gift table is inside the main reception room and not in a hallway. Perhaps the most important part of wedding gift security is keeping the cards safe. Many guests will place cash inside these envelopes.
You must make keeping these cash-containing cards safe a priority. The best way to do this is to have a locked box that guests can deposit cards into as they arrive. Once all the guests have arrived at the reception, someone should be tasked to take this locked box to a secure location where it will be safe from thieves.
One of the security issues that many couples fail to think about is the presence of alcohol at the reception. If guests drink too much and then get involved in an accident on the way home, you could be legally liable. The best way to avoid this messy situation is to hire a professional bartender who can keep guests from overdoing it at the bar.
You want your wedding day to be perfect. It doesn’t take a lot of work to ensure that things stay safe at your wedding. When you follow these tips, you will ensure that you keep a security lapse from ruining your special day. Make especially sure to put the right security measures in place to keep your gifts from being stolen.