Post # 1
How many people are making card boxes / having some type of card box at your reception?
I’m torn… I’m not sure if I really NEED one. Has anyone seen any really interesting ones out there?? I’ve searched around a bit and keep seeing the same style… either a birdcage or a few boxes stacked on top of one another (some look like cakes, others just covered in fabric).
Help? Opinions? Thoughts?
Post # 3
I’m torn on this. Love the idea and some of the card boxes I have seen are spectacular, but I also feel that it may seem presumptuous by setting out a card box. Like we are expecting gifts..no?
Post # 4
I think it will paritally depend on the size of your wedding. If you have a ton of guests, I’d say a card box is a good idea – although it doesn’t have to be super fancy!
Post # 5
I’m not having a ton – maybe 140 – 150? I was worried about coming across as presumptuous too…. Like it screams ‘Hey, give us money! Right over here!!’
But I have found some neat ones… I would definitely want it to be different of course. Something unique….
Post # 6
The problem is that it IS pretty much safe to presume that people are going to give you cards at your wedding. Whether or not there is money in them is another matter. You don’t want to have to carry your cards all night I imagine.
I made one, I hand painted it. It was soooo much fun, I love DIY.
Post # 7
Oh I mean that they would all have money (but if the wedding scene from Goodfellas was recreated at my wedding I would NOT complain) but you know what I mean… I just did’t want it to scream that we were expecting things from our guests. We just want them there and for them to have a great time.
Your box is cute arobb81. I love DIY too…. maybe I’ll do one all covered in flowers or something. I mean, if it’s going to be there it might as well make a statement, right?
Post # 8
I have been planning on making a card box for my wedding. I just havent’ found the right boxes, yet. I don’t think it’s presumptious. There WILL be people coming with cards (aren’t they always at least one?) and I figured it’s pretty and people with cards will have a place to put them.
Post # 9
I had one at my wedding. The fact is, once you get the very first gift, you have to have somewhere to put it. (The old rule was that people should not bring gifts to the reception, but very few people remember that rule these days.) And once you have a gift table, having a card box on it is not going to seem presumptuous.
Post # 10
You can definitely venture from the traditional! I told my florist I was in a quandry as to what to use and she came up with this container (see picture) that I loved and thought went great with the feel of my venue! I would definitely recommend using something. The majority of money gifts I received were cash (vs. check). I know if it were me, I’d feel much more comfortable putting it into a container designated for cards instead of randomly placing it onto a table amongst other gifts and hoping it didn’t get lost in the shuffle.
Post # 11
i’ll be DIYing a card box to look like a stack of presents! I’ve got 2 out of 3 boxes so far…just need the last one! I have never been to a wedding where there wasn’t a designated place to put the cards! I would feel weird not having a place for guests to put the cards (although I will NOT do what my friends Maid/Matron of Honor did which was take the cards physically off boxes so that my friend (the bride) had no idea who gave her what and concequently never sent out Thank You cards!). People will bring cards and presents to your wedding no matter what you say or ask or beg- so better to be prepared!
Post # 12
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
I love the card box that’s made of picture frames for sides. So I think I’ll be making one of those.
Post # 13
I did the birdcage thing…and there were tons of cards in there by the end of the night…
Post # 14
@penga – Oooh I like that picture frame box idea! Thanks for the link!
Post # 15
I’m going the birdcage route but I’d love to see what you go with!
Post # 16
This was my picture frame card box. Ours was the one in black in the middle. I still have it displayed in my home. We got lots of compliments on it!