(Closed) Are card boxes tacky?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Not tacky.  We are using one.  They aren’t attractive looking generally, but they do the job!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

All I can say is whatever medium you choose to collect cards make sure it is far away from any active doors. Also, make sure the box is sealed tightly. My Mom and I are actually working on making my card box.

You can actually see my progress here on my blog:

http://theroddybride.blogspot.com/2009/06/card-box.html

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I don’t think it’s tacky, especially if you decorate it to match your wedding decor.  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I can’t imagine a scenario where a card box would be considered tacky. I had a very formal wedding with a card box and got lots of cimpliments on it (it was a decorated bird cage). Don’t worry about it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@BostonBee, I know exactly how you mean about not expecting gifts but you know people will bring cards so you might as well prepare for it. I just knew I wanted mine to be different and that is why I chose to DIY it.

Thanks for compliments. I can’t wait until it is fully finished.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I made a card box as well and don’t think it’s tacky.  There are tons of cute ways to collect cards, including in a bird sage, a suitcase, or an old hat box (which is what I’m using).   

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Card boxes aren’t any more tacky than a gift table! By which I mean, not at all. 😉

If you want an alternative put the dads in charge… at my friend’s {jewish} wedding {where cash was the norm} people went up to the repsective dad, and the dad’s kept a box of sorts under their table. Of course, if this isn’t a standard tradition in your culture it may not work so well… but a nice alternative to a card box/cage.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re having one. Since I am DIY-impaired, I got a very nice one off of eBay.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

While some card boxes might be tacky – they are very pretty much a necessity these days.

I got a picture frame card box and love it!  It is a black wooden box (our colors were black and white) and each side of the box is an 8×10 picture frame.  We displayed our favorite engagement pictures in it.  It sits on a lazy susan so you can swivel it to see all the pictures.  ON the top there is a small glass frame where we displayed our wedding monogram and a card slot.  The lid has a discreet lock and it came with two keys.  

We still have it displayed in our house and we keep things in it.  I got (and still get) lots of compliments on it.

This is the website I got it from: http://www.theperfectcardbox.com

 

 

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Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m always perplexed by this question. Even in cultures in which it is not common to give cash gifts, people still give cards–and you still don’t want to lose them. And the card box doesn’t make it obvious which cards hold cash, and which do not.

We’re doing a birdcage one, with a DIY sign saying, "Cards." See picture, below:

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