(Closed) Card Box?

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are putting our card box on the gift table.  It seems pretty standard to have a card box at least at the weddings I have been at in the past couple of years.  But it is your wedding so do whatever you want, it is your day.

Post # 4
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1044 posts
Bumble bee

I didn’t have a card box but had a birdcage that I got at Walmart that was only about $15.  It was well needed since most of the people that were invited were Asian and only gave money as gifts.

Post # 5
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2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think they’re absolutely necessary, but nice to have since some guests will give money or gift cards.  You could designate your Maid/Matron of Honor or some other trustworthy person to keep track of them, but I’m sure that can get confusing and overwhelming for them. 

Post # 6
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You dont have to use a “box” but its best to have something to put cards in since many people will bring cards. You can use a basket, birdcage, or anything else you want to make to hold cards.

Post # 7
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1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

While I don’t think it’s totally necessary, you will probably want somewhere to put cards / gifts for those who bring them to the wedding.  I went to one wedding where there was no obvious card box, and I had no idea where to put my card for the bride & groom.  I think I left at the end of the night with the card still in my purse and had to mail it to them. 

Post # 8
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3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

You definitely need something to hold the cards… I went to a wedding recently and people were just piling them up on the gift table. It’s really easy for someone to pick up a card or for a card to get lost. Almost all cards have money inside so it’s a good idea to have a place where the guests can safely leave their well wishes & monetary gift 🙂

Post # 9
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599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We cut a 1″x8″ opening in one box and an opening a bit smaller than the diameter of the smaller box in the bigger box. We then wrapped the two cardboard boxes in wrapping paper in our colors, taped them together and voila: Homemade card box for about $2.00. It worked beautifully, its definitely a plus to not have to worry about losing or misplacing any cards.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

You will want something to put the cards in.  99% of our gifts were cards, it would have sucked for them to fall all over the floor and get lost.  I just wrapped a cardboard box in wedding paper, tied a bow on it so it looked like a present and stenciled thank you on it.  Then people just dropped them in the hole.  It was a big present to unwrap later.

Post # 11
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1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We had a card box. I bought it at Walmart for $15, and it was really nice – a white Martha Stewart one that you could use as is or decorate anyway you want. We put it on the gift table.

I’ve heard of cards getting lost/misplaced at receptions, so I figured it was better to be safe than sorry. 

Post # 13
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599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out along the way. This message board alone is a treasure trove of information. I probably would not have thought of HALF the things I did for the wedding if not for this place!

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