(Closed) Card Box – yay or nay?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
  • poll: should I still consider getting a card box?

    Yes - I see no problem with it

    No - please explain your reasoning

    Depends - please explain your reasoning

  • Post # 3
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think people expect to see a card box at weddings.

    Post # 4
    338 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    No it’s a nice place to put cards IF they bring one.  I don’t think it would make anyone feel bad.  Aren’t they going to feel bad if they see a pile of gifts and cards that aren’t in a box? What difference does a box make?? I just don’t understand his reasoning.

    And I feel like it would be worse to not have anything to hand to the attendant or be the awkward person trying to figure out where to put their present.

    Post # 6
    16 posts

    I don’t understand this, “He wanted this to be handled subtly and have the attendant to put the cards underneath the table or sth.”. HUH?

    “His reasoning is he is pretty sure a certain relative and their kids (in their 30s also have families) won’t give anything to us at the wedding, not even a wedding card. He doesn’t want them to feel bad as they sign in there is a box on the table to insert cards.”

    Who would even know if someone did, or did not, put an envelope or gift on the table? I don’t get it.

    Post # 9
    829 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I feel like there’s no sense in nixing a box for one family when it ends up inconveniencing all the other guests.

    Post # 10
    2567 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s more discreet to have a box than an attendant. Plus you are not chaining someone to the table. Just don’t make it too showy or flashy. Simple, elegant and subtle, please! Guests who bring cards will know to look for somewhere to put them, whilst guests who aren’t familiar with that style of gifting or came empty-handed won’t even notice it (if you do it right).

    Post # 11
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I wasn’t expecting many cards either since many guests were telling us, they can’t afford things right now and we said, as long as you come. WE ENDED UP GETTING MANY CARDS. Almost filled out our box. SO DO HAVE IT. And no one will care if box is there even if they don’t bring a gift. Trust me. I don’t understand your Fiance view. It’s expected to have a box. It’s not like your putting box on their table…LOL

    Post # 12
    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @redheadem:  agree with this

    Post # 14
    162 posts
    Blushing bee

    I made my cardbox, and I love it. I love the idea of using something personalized to fit your wedding. Regardless of whether or not you choose to have a cardbox, the cards will have to go somewhere. FI’s sister just had an empty table next to the guestbook table for cards, which would totally make me nervous about losing one. I think the cardbox just makes it easier for everyone, and I can’t see it making someone feel bad about not giving a gift, especially if it’s a choice they willingly made. It adds another visual aspect to tie into whatever theme or colors you use. I really don’t understand the idea of hiding gifts or cards. It’s a wedding, of course there will be gifts!

    @gingerlylove:  “And I feel like it would be worse to not have anything to hand to the attendant or be the awkward person trying to figure out where to put their present.”


    Post # 16
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    That’s why brides to be do most of the wedding planning, Fiance don’t know much 😛 It’s wedding ettiquette. Have a box and call it a day!

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