Post # 1
So, I’m trying to figure out what type of a card holder I want to use for cards we get from guests at the reception.
I’m confused though, are the bird cages used for this type of thing different than a regular birdcage you’d get at Pier 1? What about security? Is there some way to lock them? How do the guests put the cards in the birdcage?
Is there something particularly neat and interesting out there that I am missing? I don’t want to be worried about getting the cards stolen. What is a great secure way to collect guests’ cards?
Post # 3
I’m not sure where it went, but someone used a mailbox that was really cute!! It’s one of the boxes shaped like a large envelope. I also think the birdcages are cute… usually the ones I see have the door open but I know of several websites that have birdcage-shaped card holders with a slot at the top to drop it into!
Post # 4
Usually with the birdcages, the door of the cage is locked, and guests slip their cards in through the bars (which should be too close together for someone to reach in and steal the cards).
You could also collect all your cards personally in a "pettapie" (not sure of the spelling, unfortunately), a Ukranian tradition that’s similar to the recieving line — bride and groom greet the guests, and the guests give their cards and monetary gifts to the couple.
Post # 5
I bought my birdcage at Jo-Ann Fabric for $14! I love it. It doesn’t "lock" persay, but it has a latch. And I think I am going to have someone designated to take the cards out pretty early on so they dont’ sit there as a temptation. 🙂
Post # 6
I believe my dad is making our card box out of an old wooden cigar box. I’m leaving that project to him, so I guess I’ll find out the next time I go home to visit!
Post # 7
I had a birdcage, and most people used it. But there were a few guests who couldn’t figure it out! They just handed us the cards.
Post # 8
I am actually having a custom card box made….It is 4 tiers, and the boxes are covered in fabric. It is done in the color scheme of our wedding. It will also resemble our cake. The box is secured shut and comes with directions on how to later get your cards out. If you are interested please email msv[email protected].
Post # 9
My sister used a mailbox for her card box. I also got mine at Jo-Ann’s on sale. It did not lock, but that wasn’t a major problem for us. It worked our great. It still holds the wedding cards to this day.
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
I want to use a birdcage, I was thinking on having the bottom covered so people couldn’t reach that far. Anyway in my head look fine – now, idk how it’s going to end up lol
Post # 11
I made mine, I bought cool wrapping paper, ribbon, and a large rose. I saved all different shaped boxes, and wrapped them in different paper, glued everything together so it looks like an elegant pile of gifts, than FI cut a slit in the top of the biggest box for cards. I love it, it was easy and really cheap, about 10 bucks at most
Post # 12
I spray painted an old hat box, cut a hole in the top with an Xacto knife and decorated it with a satin cord. I LOVED how it turned out!
Post # 13
I am using this,
My FH’s cousins new husbands aunt (phew! see, I sort of know them! haha) makes them and this is their webpage. They are gorgeously crafted in person! very cool, easy to use, elegant and safe!
Post # 14
I made a cardbox out of 3 boxes like a cake
Post # 15
I’ve got a birdcage: