(Closed) Card box, birdcage, or something else?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not sure where it went, but someone used a mailbox that was really cute!!  It’s one of the boxes shaped like a large envelope.  I also think the birdcages are cute… usually the ones I see have the door open but I know of several websites that have birdcage-shaped card holders with a slot at the top to drop it into!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Usually with the birdcages, the door of the cage is locked, and guests slip their cards in through the bars (which should be too close together for someone to reach in and steal the cards).

You could also collect all your cards personally in a "pettapie" (not sure of the spelling, unfortunately), a Ukranian tradition that’s similar to the recieving line — bride and groom greet the guests, and the guests give their cards and monetary gifts to the couple.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I bought my birdcage at Jo-Ann Fabric for $14! I love it. It doesn’t "lock" persay, but it has a latch. And I think I am going to have someone designated to take the cards out pretty early on so they dont’ sit there as a temptation. 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I believe my dad is making our card box out of an old wooden cigar box. I’m leaving that project to him, so I guess I’ll find out the next time I go home to visit!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had a birdcage, and most people used it.  But there were a few guests who couldn’t figure it out!  They just handed us the cards.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am actually having a custom card box made….It is 4 tiers, and the boxes are covered in fabric. It is done in the color scheme of our wedding. It will also resemble our cake. The box is secured shut and comes with directions on how to later get your cards out.  If you are interested please email [email protected].

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

My sister used a mailbox for her card box.  I also got mine at Jo-Ann’s on sale.  It did not lock, but that wasn’t a major problem for us.  It worked our great.  It still holds the wedding cards to this day. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

I want to use a birdcage, I was thinking on having the bottom covered so people couldn’t reach that far. Anyway in my head look fine – now, idk how it’s going to end up lol

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I made mine, I bought cool wrapping paper, ribbon, and a large rose. I saved all different shaped boxes, and wrapped them in different paper, glued everything together so it looks like an elegant pile of gifts, than Fiance cut a slit in the top of the biggest box for cards. I love it, it was easy and really cheap, about 10 bucks at most

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I spray painted an old hat box, cut a hole in the top with an Xacto knife and decorated it with a satin cord. I LOVED how it turned out!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am using this,

My FH’s cousins new husbands aunt (phew! see, I sort of know them! haha) makes them and this is their webpage. They are gorgeously crafted in person! very cool, easy to use, elegant and safe!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I made  a cardbox out of 3 boxes like a cake

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve got a birdcage:

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