(Closed) Card boxes???

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m torn on this. Love the idea and some of the card boxes I have seen are spectacular, but I also feel that it may seem presumptuous by setting out a card box. Like we are expecting gifts..no?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I think it will paritally depend on the size of your wedding. If you have a ton of guests, I’d say a card box is a good idea – although it doesn’t have to be super fancy!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have been planning on making a card box for my wedding.  I just havent’ found the right boxes, yet.  I don’t think it’s presumptious. There WILL be people coming with cards (aren’t they always at least one?) and I figured it’s pretty and people with cards will have a place to put them.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had one at my wedding.  The fact is, once you get the very first gift, you have to have somewhere to put it.  (The old rule was that people should not bring gifts to the reception, but very few people remember that rule these days.)  And once you have a gift table, having a card box on it is not going to seem presumptuous.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

You can definitely venture from the traditional!  I told my florist I was in a quandry as to what to use and she came up with this container (see picture) that I loved and thought went great with the feel of my venue!  I would definitely recommend using something.  The majority of money gifts I received were cash (vs. check).  I know if it were me, I’d feel much more comfortable putting it into a container designated for cards instead of randomly placing it onto a table amongst other gifts and hoping it didn’t get lost in the shuffle.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’ll be DIYing a card box to look like a stack of presents! I’ve got 2 out of 3 boxes so far…just need the last one! I have never been to a wedding where there wasn’t a designated place to put the cards! I would feel weird not having a place for guests to put the cards (although I will NOT do what my friends MOH did which was take the cards physically off boxes so that my friend (the bride) had no idea who gave her what and concequently never sent out Thank You cards!). People will bring cards and presents to your wedding no matter what you say or ask or beg- so better to be prepared!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I did the birdcage thing…and there were tons of cards in there by the end of the night…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@penga – Oooh I like that picture frame box idea!  Thanks for the link!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m going the birdcage route but I’d love to see what you go with!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

This was my picture frame card box. Ours was the one in black in the middle.  I still have it displayed in my home.  We got lots of compliments on it!

 

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