Post # 1
How many bees are having a card box that doesn’t lock or something? I found one of those beautiful decorative boxes at Michael’s that fits my theme perfectly, but it’s just a box. No lock, no removable bottom, nothing to keep people from rifling through it. I’ve heard some horror stories about cards getting stolen and whatnot so I was wondering how wise this is. There will be about 150 people at my wedding give or take and as much as I’d love to trust them all, people do things sometimes.
Post # 2
Um, not sure what the box looks like, but could you cut a slot for the cards and then glue the lid to the box? That way I’m thinking it would be fairly obvious if someone tried to break into it.
Post # 3
eocenia: Oh that would totally destroy it. Maybe I shouldn’t get one that cant be glued shut or locked in some way.
Post # 4
Ours didn’t lock, we used a birdcage. I never even considered the idea that someone would steal from us.
Post # 5
We did a bit of a travel theme so our “card box” was a small suitcase (I know, how very Pinteresty of me!). It was open and people just set their cards inside. I think my DOC set it aside after everyone had arrived. We didn’t have any issues.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Garden ceremony and Conservatory reception
Ours does not lock. We created a card box out of two hat boxes we found on sale at Michael’s craft store, and the lid just pops off. Honestly, it has never once occurred to me that our guests would steal from us.
Post # 7
I just had an open basket. A lock didn’t even occur to me. I can sort of see this being a concern if you are having a large wedding w/ guests you don’t know that well or if it’s in a place where people who weren’t invited could come in, but otherwise I wouldn’t really worry about it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I also had an open basket, and as far as I know nothing was stolen. Didn’t even think about it!
Post # 9
Milibee13: Ours didn’t lock. I never even considered that stealing from the bride and groom would ever be a possibility… I really hope there is no on elike that among the people you consider close enough to invite to your wedding. 🙁
Post # 10
I handmade my box and it was glued…. a slot for cards. I had a couple of people in my family who are (unfortunatly) known to have sticky fingers so I wanted to be safe. My DH aunt sat with the guest book table/card box for the whole cocktail hour (her choice) so that was good. Once it was over and everyone was heading into the reception space the hotel had a saftey deposit box service so I brought the cardbox to the front desk and they counted the cards, I signed for it and gave ID (no one but the ID person could get the box opened). It was nice to have that option instead of worrying about it.
There was also 3 other weddings at our hotel that night so there was a lot of “wanders” from other events that I saw (some even getting drinks from OUR bar) AND we actually did have people from other event steal our $300 block of cheese we had set out with our late night snack because it was set up in an area not totally in view 🙁 I was so effing pissed off. Some jackhole told the staff he was the brides father and was taking it home for me…. my father was there the whole night and actually staying at our house!
Sometimes its not the personal guests you have to worry about… its the other guests of the venue your in! Anyone can really walk in unless you have personal event security. A lot of people know this and card stealing is on the rise because thiefs know the box will be unattended at some point, so they dress up like wedding guests (so many people they go un-noticed). Lock’em up ladies!!!
Post # 11
We are using a bird cage, so there’s no lock. We are putting the gifts behind the head table so I’m not super concerned.
Post # 12
Ours didn’t lock. We just made sure the box was in the reception hall area (as opposed to the lobby where the cocktail hour was) so that it would be fairly obvious if someone attempted to take some cards.
Post # 13
We also used a birdcage and had no issues.
Post # 14
I’m gluing the lid of my card box down. I got those brown soft cardboard boxes from the craft store and made my own.