Post # 1
Hello fellow bees!
So for a card receptable, I orginially wanted to use a birdcage, but a family friend said that she heard of people using a birdcage for a card box actually had people STEALING the cards when no one was looking and suggested that a card box would be safer. So I was wondering if any other bees thought of this and did something to make it harder for someone to slip a card out from a birdcage. I was thinking of weaving ribbon throughout cage so it would be harder, but I’m not I would like that visually. I’m such a visual person its not even funny! But then I’m also thinking a card box will be easier despite the fact that I dont like it that much.
Anyone care to share any pictures of their card receptables?!
Post # 3
We had an open mailbox sitting on our gift table and I’m 100% sure that nothing got stolen from it. I don’t honestly know that I wold be that worried about it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
I just wrote about our card box the other day on the main page blog: http://www.weddingbee.com/2012/02/16/a-wedding-card-box-for-the-minks/
We went for a bush use with a slot in the roof.
Post # 5
Ribbons are a good idea, or assign someone to watch the birdcage, (just not a bird)
Post # 6
Two words: electric fence.
Just kidding! What about weaving some kind of tulle through the lower half of the cage?
Post # 7
Do you think there actually might be someone who would steal from you? At your own wedding??
If so, don’t invite them!! Wow, seriously, I have never heard of that.
Seriously though, just buy a cage that has the wire close enough together to only allow paper and cards through, and wire the lid/doors shut.
Or one like this, that has mesh over the bottom. Still lovely but no one could nick your cards out of this.
Post # 8
I like something like @BerryBerry: posted, or taking a cage you like and using a thin mesh wire on the inside.
@BerryBerry: Not so much the guests of the B/G stealing cards (but you never know what someone’s +1 is like), but shady hotel staff or even just other guests or outside people wandering by and grabbing them. You never know anymore :-/ That’s why it’s recommended to set up your card and gift tables inside of your reception venue, not out near the entrance.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I’m going to try weaving tulle or something!
Post # 10
@zippylef: That is awesome.
To be honest if you are really that concerned perhaps rather than altering your final choice you should have someone keep an eye on the cards and/or put it in a very public place. If someone really wants to steal your cards/gifts they will regardless of the container.
Post # 11
People actually steal cards from weddings? wow
Post # 12
i just made my card box not to long ago…
i like the idea of boxes more, i just like how they look