Post # 1
I’m going through my list of items to buy and am debating the card box. Thinking back to the six or so weddings I’ve been to, I don’t remember any of them having a card box. Then again, I’ve always been the person to buy off registry and send ahead of the wedding so don’t typically bring a card (I guess I’ve been wrong all these years, who knew). I know for instance Chinese and Chinese-American weddings get a lot of “red envelopes” but don’t know what’s typical for a Jewish-American wedding (where most of our guests are not Jewish).
Should I get a card box? Why or why not?
Post # 3
In NY it is bc people usually gift money.
Post # 4
@classyashley: Honestly, I would just buy a simple photo/memory box at Michaels (they are about $3) and cut a hole in it. You can make a little sign that says “Cards” on it. That’s what I did.
It doesn’t have to be an elaborate design or costly expense. But letting people know where to leave the cards and having them “more secure” for a few bucks will be worth the peice of mind.
Post # 5
@classyashley: they make things easier and they’re nice to have as a keepsake. Mine was hand made by a friend of the family to match my theme.
Post # 6
i made ours using a plain cardboard box. we got married at christmas time so i cut a hole in the box and then wrapped it in christmas wrapping paper. you could do this also but use wedding wrapping paper instead. it was cheap and easy. it was nice knowing that none of the cards got lost.
Post # 7
You definitley need a card box. A) you need to keep them safe, B) people do not want to be walking round thinking “where can I put my card”, (that’s very annoying), C) it is lovely opening it up the day after 🙂
Post # 8
Like others have said, it doesnt have to be fancy or expensive, but could be one more way to add your “theme” to the wedding. Just get a cardboard box, cover it with a pretty wrapping paper and cut a hole in it! A lot easier for someone to walk out with a handful of cards with cash in them than an entire box.
Post # 9
We had a basket. It wasn’t much for security, but was good for organization and very easy and cheap, as my mom already had a good sized basket.
Post # 10
We’re using an open hat box…no ribbons, no slots. Just an open box kind of like the basket above me. Then our coordinator can put the top on when she carries the box away.
So it is part of our contract that our coordinator takes the card box and any presents and locks them away in their office space or w/e the room is called. She said a box is better to keep everything from getting lost. If the coordinator hadn’t asked us to we probably wouldn’t have even thought of it…well maybe after pinterest we would have 😉
Post # 11
I think you need something, but I agree with PPs it doesn’t have to fancy or expensive. Just something to keep all the cards together.