Post # 1
I am a very crafty person, like “I should get a job a JoAnn’s for the discount” crafty-type of person. I have seen pictures of everyone’s adorable cardboxes and longed to make one of my own. I had sketched it out, made a list of supplies and went to JoAnn’s, coupons in hand and got everything I needed. I was so excited with all of the great deals I got and super excited to realize that I could incorporate our peacock theme on it as well! Everything was coming together! I designed it so it would mirror our 3 tier square cake, using boxes (I think they are intended to be used for paper mache) and the most beautiful paper and fabric I could find.
Last night, I came home to show my FI and he shot my idea down saying that there is no way we would do that!! He says: It needs to be a locked box, secured to the table with a chain and padlock to ensure no one can walk away with it. Granted we did go to a wedding recently where the boyfriend of the groom’s cousin, broke into their metal mailbox, which was locked with a padlock and stole a bunch of cards with money in it. I’m not sure how he did it without getting caught (he did later the next day), but that totally freaked my FI out and now my dream of having this cute little card box is no more. His sister recently got married and said we could use hers, so that’s likely what I’ll do, but do you think he’s over-reacting? Am I that naive? Have you encountered resistance from your (sometimes) more logical counterpart? I know it makes the most sense, but I’m still bummed. Maybe some logical brides can make me feel better about it! LOL!
Post # 3
Why not seal the box so that you have to disassemble it to get into it?
Post # 4
hmmmmmmmmmmmmm………….I havent been to many weddings but I have never heard of this happening.. But I guess it does! Maybe you should be aware of wedding crashers?? What if you do as the PP said.. and after all the guests have arrived.. put a BM in charge of locking it in a safe place
Post # 5
My husband was on board with the whole lock thing. We hot glued ours shut so if someone wanted to steal something they would have to had taken the whole darn box with them. Make your beautiful card box. I loved mine and was very proud of how different it was. Just hot glue the boxes together.
Post # 6
What we did was have the coordinator (or a trusted relative) empty it often. For the most part it really only needs to be emptied at the beginning a few times. And then when everyone arrives empty it for the final time. Any straggler cards will still have a place to go, but the majority of them will be safely away when people stop mingling around the box and when its most unsecure.
Post # 7
can u not put the more secure box inside your prettilty designed one and line up the slots?
Post # 8
At a recent wedding I was DOC for I periodically emptied the card box and put them in a safe place for the couple. That way their pretty box stayed out, but there was nothing in there to steal. No one had any idea it was empty 🙂
Post # 9
Our card box is just all sealed up and the only way we can get the cards out is to destroy it! I used to work at a hotel as a catering manager, and we always had to take the cards away after everyone filled the boxes because we were more worried about our own staff members stealing them than the guests of the wedding. Such a shame. I really don’t think that it happens often.
Post # 10
We are having relatives take turns watching the card box – gifts table. They will help direct people and keep an eye on it.
@lefeymw: and @bridget.sutter: that is an excellent idea to empty the box periodically!