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Gardai warn brides and grooms over cash in wedding cards after so-called ‘incidents’

Gardai have issued a warning to all couples that they will soon be married after several envelopes of cash were stolen at an Irish wedding reception.

The incident, which prompted Sergeant John Kelly of Fermoy Garda Station to go on air to warn others, took place in Co Cork recently.

Sergeant Kelly told C103 Today Show with Patricia Messinger that crime has become more common after the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said Gardai have received numerous reports of cards being taken from hotel rooms and urged newlywed couples to have a plan for their big day.

Sergeant Kelly said: “I’m not going to say where or when it happened. We’re back with weddings post covid, and more and more people are going to weddings,” reports Cork Beo, according to Mirror.”

“The bride and groom need to have a plan in place and see who is looking after the money on their happy day. You don’t want to have a happy day turn into an unhappy day. This happened recently when an amount of those cards were stolen in an incident. I’ve heard of it in the past, and it’s one of those horror stories, but nowadays, the bride and groom could be depending on that money to pay for the wedding. The first that some people think of at a wedding is to get rid of the card because they’re aware of the cash and want to let their hair down. But just make sure that you have a plan in place to deal with it on the day,” she added, reports the Mirror.

Patricia also pointed out that many hotels will keep them in their own safe if requested, an option many couples will now seriously consider.

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