(Closed) cardbox conundrum

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

do you have a dog?  say the dog pee’d on it 🙂


Post # 4
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Is it a card box meant to be used at a wedding?  I guess I’m having a hard time imagining why someone would give that as an engagement gift! 

I can understand why you might not want to put it out at the wedding but is there another use for it?  Maybe you could leave it up and put the programs in it at the ceremony?

Post # 5
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

First, I think that giving someone a card box as an engagement present is really weird…Did they tell you it was a card box, or did they make it with the words “Cards” anywhere? 

I guess it depends on who gave it to you – you would need to respond differently. Like if it was someone close to me that I can be real with, I would tell them thanks, but we had other ideas for a card box. If they aren’t too close, then I would also tell them thanks, and say something like, “Oh, I think this would be great as a blankety-blank instead!”

Good luck! 

Post # 6
10 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

If they specifically told you it was a card box to use at your wedding, you should use it. It would be really hurtful to the person if you didn’t.

I have a similar situation with an item my Maid/Matron of Honor gave us to use, and I wasn’t going to use it because it didn’t match, but after reading your post and seeing it from a different perspective I’m definately going to use it.

It’s better to use it and it look a little weird than to ruin a relationship. Besides, in reality you’ll probably be the only one who even notices that it doesn’t fit in. I’ve been to a lot of weddings, and I can’t remember the card box/holder from any of them!

Post # 8
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would just use it. It will just be sitting on the gift table anyway, and the gifts aren’t going to all match your reception either. After a couple gifts are put on the table, you won’t notice the card box.

Post # 10
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Can you cover part/most of the box with a big sign or ribbon or something?  I would probably use it, but try to cover up the parts you dislike the most. 

A pic might help so we could see what you’re working with.  😉

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