Post # 1
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I haven’t been to many weddings so I’m a little clueless — does everyone have a card box at their wedding? Are those for monetary gifts? We just have a gift registry, and don’t feel comfortable asking for money gifts, but should we be setting up a card box at the reception in case people bring cards?
Post # 3
I would. A lot of people prefer to give monetary gifts…sometimes regstries can be unreliable as to if an item is already purchased, etc. At our wedding, a lot of my older relatives gave checks because it was too hard for them to go shopping.
Just a thought! We used a wishing well that was in the family forever and set it on our gift table.
Post # 4
I don’t think I have ever attended a wedding where people actually asked for monotary gifts, it’s just something people give. Those who can’t find you the right gift, didn’t have time to shop, or want to be very generous and give a large amount…there’s a million reasons why they would do this. And it’s always nice when youdo get it 🙂
I would suggest having one, and not one thats not easy to open. I put up a post some time back about how theifs can find out when and where your reception is via the internet or even local newpaper announcement (wedding web sites, boards…myspace anything really) and pop into your reception and snag cards from the gift tbale – as these are where the money is and it’s easy to get out of the reception with out anyone seeing, and looking like a normal member of the wedding guest list.
I’m going to have my guest book near my gift table so it can be watched a bit better, also I’ll have a box on the table in case anyone wants to bring cards (by having a box up your not suggesting people should have brought you monety so don’t worry about that) and after the dinner gets going, since the gift table is out in a hallway sort of that the gifts be moved and the card box in the wedding planners office at the reception.
I’m going to be having a rather large wedding and as you all know I’m a bit of a panic princess – so…..lol.
Anyway good luck! ANd always better safe then sorry!
PS – I know someone on here makes hand made personalized card boxes, I’ll have to check my e-mails to find her name again but they were AMAZING and so cute!!!
Post # 5
The gal on here that makes the personlized card boxes is nejgne – I don’t know if she’s still about but maybe if send her a PM you could find out what her prices are.
Post # 6
I found a cute birdcage that is perfect for cards at Target (in the candle section, about $20). It is black, but can easily be spray painted. It has a latch that closes securely to keep cards safe. It would be rather obvious if some thief tried to walk out with a birdcage 🙂
Post # 7
Hahah – the vision of it made me laugh….
Post # 8
I’m making mine. Since I’m a Graphic Designer and a Book Art Major, I went to the local craft shops in this area, looked at the designs they had, and is creating a replica of it. What they charge at the shops range about $50.00. Same if you order them online.
My theme is Chinese style, so I went and go some Asian fabric, (only because I didn’t want the box to be "white" since my colors are RED.
I’m excited, as my box is almost done, and it wasn’t anywhere nearly as expensive as what the boxes sell for, not to mention, it was done in the fabric I wanted! ::YAY!::
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
I am going to have a new mailbox serve as my card box, and after the wedding will use it for receiving our regular mail! :o)
Post # 10
I’m using this card box I found while I was holiday shopping. I actually saw it on a knottie page a while back and saved the picture (thank you and sorry if you are her!) It’s not the right color but after the holidays are over I plan on spray painting it to match. Not bad for $10!