Post # 1
We have no idea what to do for a card box and one main reason: I have heard of horror stories about people’s cards being stolen. While we are having a very formal, upscale wedding with people I know would not do such a thing, you can never be too careful with staff that is young and doesn’t care. Maybe I’m being too paranoid? Oh well….
Did you have an open card box or was it “closed” with an area for the cards to go through??
Let’s see your card boxes!!??
Thanks ladies! 🙂
Post # 3
We rented one from the florist that had a small lock on the back.
Post # 4
We acutally made ours and is goign to be closed with a slit to have the cards go through! lol Even I don’t trust my family! lol Maybe cause my family is freakin crazy and always has someone who will steal lol! 😀 I am actually going to take a pic of it tomorrow! So i will post it up when i do! 😀
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
You *should* be paranoid- we had three cards rifled with, and over $300 in gifts taken out.
Our box was a bird cage which closed, and I had it “sealed” with ribbon, so it couldn’t be opened, but someone pulled or dumped cards out- these three envelopes were just sealed with stickers, so they were easy to get to.
So- I recommend something that closes completely that cards can’t be taken out of.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
We got a birdhouse that was solid and it had pins that were a little hidden that kept the roof locked down.
We didn’t get many cards in the box, but we weren’t concerned about theft.
A Wedding Card Box for the Minks
Post # 7
I made my card, box, it will be pretty hard for someone to steal from it without anyone else noticing. Since someone will have to take the whole big pretty box, or lift the main lid off and route. Unlike some of those bird cage ones, where soemone can slip there hand in and take one or two cards and not be noticed. However you never know, these things happen, which sucks. I plan on having my in laws remove the card box during dinner service, and placing it in their car, without anyones knowledge. My ceremony and reception are all in one place, so almost all of my guest should be at my ceremony since its an all in one event, there may be some late comers that missed the ceremony and show up at the start of cocktail hour but everyoone should have placed their cards/gifts on the table before the start of dinner service. Anyone that may come late, will be forced to hand us their card/gift from this point on.
Post # 8
@Mrs. Mink: OMG that was toooo cute!!! lol I love it!!!
Post # 10
We made ours, and glued the tops of the boxes on so they cannot be opened. The only access point is a slit at the top to drop the cards in. We’ll have to ruin it to get at the cards, but I’m perfectly fine with that 😛
Post # 11
Okay here is a draft of what ours will be like for the cards. I am in the process of finishing it up I can’t wait till its all finished! I will have the words Cards hanging and the outside well wait till you get to see itt! lol but I just wanted to show you about the card security i was talking about 😀
Post # 12
I was concerned as well and made this card box. Not only was it covered in glitter (a classic theft derrent ) But difficult to take the cards out due to the size and shape.
You actually opened the card box from the bottom.
Post # 13
@Hippos: I really like that one 😀 very classy 😀
Post # 14
My caterer actually adressed this potential issue on our first meeting with him. He had an issue with card theft in the past that has haunted him, so now once the ceremony starts he moves all the cards/gifts from the gift table to a ‘gift car’ for safe keeping. Its an outdoor venue and the car is to be parked by valet just a few feet from the gift table but out of sight.
if you are very concerned about it, talk to your caterer, site manager, coordinator, and have them move gifts to a predetermined secure location?
Post # 15
I made mine and made sure it was sealed so we had to take the bottom apart to remove the cards. No one would have been brave enough to try and grabb it and run from it’s size, it was prretty massive and awkward in shape with edges sticking out everywhere.
Post # 16
I created a bird cage card box.