Post # 1
I am not fond of the way card boxes look…Do you think this could pass, maybe dolled up with an ivory bow and some swarovski crystals??
my other option is an $80 box from West Elm that is beautiful, but I don’t want to spend 80 clams on it!
Post # 3
Sure, why not!? As long as the cards will fit through that slot.
Post # 4
I would be worried about both the length of the slot and the overall size of the box being too small. I had a giant bird cage and it was STUFFED by the end, and I had less than 100 guests! I would go to Hallmark and see what is the largest size envelope they sell and then see if that size would fit in the box. It looks too small to me. I bet only about 20 small cards could fit, max.
Post # 5
Do you think it would be big enough? And could it get difficult to slide cards into the slot?
If you don’t like regular card boxes and don’t want to spend a lot of $, you could do something nontraditional like a birdcage. I’ve seen some really cute ones around the blogs.
Post # 6
I think if it’s big enough then it would totally work! Way to get creative, girl!! But definitely test out some envelopes with it first. I don’t love traditional card boxes either so I’m having a hard time finding something.
Post # 7
You could get away with it; however, if it was me, I would cover it with fabric that goes with your theme. Or find some other way to dress it up. It is to plain for me.
I am going to get a set of hat boxes from Michaels or Joannes and dress them up with extra fabric from my girls dresses and then cover them in lace that matches my gown. I will probably also put some ribbon and crystals on it, but I haven’t quite figured the whole thing out yet.
I can use a coupon from Michaels or Joannes to get my supplies. I will have to make several trips, but it will be worth the savings.
Post # 8
I dont think its big enough.. some cards are really big and they wont fit down all the way- they’ll all get jammed up then. My sister made one for pretty cheap…
Post # 9
I’m not too fond of card boxes either, but I found a cute alternative that you could make yourself. Here’s the link to the DIY – obviously you can make it with square or rectangular boxes too. You don’t even have to cover the boxes with decorative paper – just find some boxes in a nice color or pattern and follow the DIY minus all the gluing!
I’ve even seen ones that look like wedding cakes – you could make it look similar to your cake if you wanted.
Post # 10
just make sure the dimensions are correct, so the card doesn’t stick upright out of the slot instead of dropping in
Post # 11
Of course. You can use whatever you want! But I do like the idea of dolling it up a little bit.
Post # 12
I am worried about the size too. I will have 100 guests, but the birdcage doesn’t fit the rest of the decor. This is my other option. It’s the larger box, and I love the key that comes with it.
I’m going to have to go look at it in a store though, I can’t tell if it has more dividers in the bottom.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I am pretty sure a tissue box won’t be big enough. I really like the one Arancia’s sister made!
Post # 14
One of the bees did a card box that was actually 3 boxes covered and stacked on each other, so they looked like a cake. I’m doing something similiar, but making my boxes look like gifts. It an idea for you!
Post # 15
I seem to recall that Mrs. Cherry Pie did a vintage mailbox sort of thing, for guests to write postcards that would get mailed to them later…..maybe search Mrs. CP’s archives? Could give you inspiration for other things to use for a card receptacle—-heck, you can use whatever you want, since presumably you’re not going to actually secure it to guard against sticky-fingered guests, no? Mailbox, pail, basket…whatever fits your theme.
Post # 16
consider making one
they’re really cheap, and they end up being so much more original and fun
I’m going to make mine like that, probably using old newspaper!