(Closed) Card Box Question….

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you have or will you have a card box at the reception?
    We did/ We will : (33 votes)
    87 %
    We did not/ We will not : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Other- please explain : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I think you need some kind of card container. Cards really shouldn’t be just sitting out on the gift table. I don’t think having a card box is rude at all!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    hmm.. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that didn’t have one.  You definitely need something for the guests to put their cards in. .

    Post # 6
    Member
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think all the weddings I have been to or helped friends with have had card boxes, I think aa lot of people expect them where I’m at. Were having one too- I made it myself, it doesn’t look like a card box though so it’s not totally in your face.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’ve seen a card box at every wedding I’ve ever been too.  I had one.  

    I don’t think having a card box available at the event is the same as requesting gifts in advance.  IF someone wishes to give you a card, then the card box is there for them to use.  Besides, if you don’t have a card box people won’t know where to put their cards and people will be driving you crazy asking where to put the cards and/or handing you the cards.  And, you certainly won’t want to spend the day holding the cards and wondering if or where you sat any down.  

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I haven’t ever been to a wedding that didn’t have some type of container and I really don’t think it is rude at all. It is there for guests that want to give a card, it isn’t demanding one.

    I think it would be safer to have some type of container than random cards laying about. We all know that sometimes cards do go missing, especially if you have a venue in a public area where strangers can pass by. I attended a wedding where a homeless man came into the community center and tried to steal the cards.

    Post # 10
    Member
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think having a card box at a wedding is pretty normal.  It’s safer, plus people like to have a place to put the cards so they don’t seem to be associated with a boxed present.  And around here money is the norm for wedding gifts.  But I was surprised when people at my shower were asking if there was one.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Mrs_Amanda:  You do know the cards have the checks in them, don’t you?And gift cards.  And lets not forget cash!

    ETA:  You really need something that someone can’t easily get into because the contents of the cards can be quite valuable.  As pp mentioned, a wedding crasher could take the cards.

    Post # 12
    Member
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My mom was talking about how I need a ring pillow, a garter and an envelope purse.  Envelope purse?  Apparently when we do table visits, guests may or may not hand us cards/money.  The purse is to discretely place the cards we get and if no one gives us any cards, it’s just a cute purse I’m carrying.

    I think it’s a great idea, especially if you’re afraid having a card box is kinda like having a tip jar or something.  I’m surprised the wedding industry hasn’t gotten in on the idea, because all I can find are clutches and I would like something big enough to hold a standard Hallmark card.

    Post # 13
    Member
    5762 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Why not ask your family members what’s the norm for your circle? I have a friend who’s from the South, and I was pretty surprised that her group and church members only give shower gifts and nothing at the wedding. She was shocked that we do both (gifts for showers,cash for weddings), so maybe that’s why you haven’t seen any cardboxes or ever noticed them? Maybe only a few people really do give cards anyway.

    I wouldn’t put something open like a basket either. You have no clue about the people who work there who could easily walk off with some cards hoping to find cash in them. It happened to my BIL, so I know it happens!

    In the ‘old days’, brides used to carry around a satin purse (usually made from the dress fabric) to collect cards as they went table to table. I’m glad that isn’t done anymore since you still have to find a place to leave the bag as it gets pretty heavy when filled with cards.

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