Post # 1
So, we’re getting close to the end, and doing a whole lot of buying of last minute stuff (which essentially means spending a lot of money). I’m trying to cut corners as much as possible.
So, really…how necessary is it to have a card box at a wedding? Is it really worth doing, or can I say eh?
Post # 3
How else do you plan to collect the cards? I would think some could get lost if just placed on the table.
I think I would be checking craigslist then for something cheap or free or your house. It doesn’t have to go with your theme or even be a normal card box. You could even use a basket.
Post # 4
This was my cardbox. Total cost about $10. ($10 basket that I got 1/2 price, letters were 99c each, I already had white spray-paint and fishing line to tie the letters on)
I took the letters off afterwards and it’s now what I’m using to store vitamins/medicine bottles, looks nicer than a bunch of bottles on top of the fridge.
Note: My wedding reception was all family and close friends, and was in a stand-alone reception hall and not a hotel, so I wasn’t worried about anybody stealing my cards.
Post # 5
I agree. I think that a card box is a definite thing you should have. A lot of people put cheques or cash inside the cards so you wouldn’t want to risk losing one.
A card box doesn’t have to be an expensive item. I’m sure if you ask around you could even find a nice decorative storage box someone is willing to give away and you can just cut a card slot in the top.
Post # 6
I would get a locked card box, honestly. With a basket or cards just laying around people could easily steal them. You may think, oh I know everyone invited, that won’t be an issue. But I personally wouldn’t trust anyone… I’d like to think none of my relatives are like that, but I couldn’t guarantee it.
Post # 7
I just went to a wedding with no card box and let me tell you people were very confused on where to put the cards. LOL. So most of the guests that I saw still had them with them at the tables. I just put our card we got them next to the gifts as a few other people did too. So I think it is a good idea to have one, doesn’t have to be expensive…cover a shoe box with tissue paper and walah!
Post # 8
I think one is definitely necessary. You can find them for around $5 online.
Post # 9
Definitely have a box or basket or something. I got a *ton* of cards at the wedding, and it would have been odd to just toss it on a table or have someone trying to to collect them all.
Post # 10
You could make one (like I did.) Get a cardboard box, cut the right sized hole in it, and cover it with some interesting paper! You can even personalize it that way! yaaaaay~!
Post # 11
You could just get a nice bowl or basket (something you can reuse later) at Ross or TJ Max.
Post # 12
I really think it’s necessary. I didn’t think a lot of people would bring cards to our wedding but there were a lot and I don’t know where else they would’ve gone. We got a pretty box from Michael’s on sale, printed “Cards” on a piece of pretty cardstock in a pretty font and glued it to the inside. Cheap and it took like 10 minutes!
Post # 13
There are many reports of cards being stolen at weddings- maybe not by your guests, but many lowlifes know that cards and gifts are usually on a table right inside the door.
Most venues, including hotels, have a board in the lobby where they indicate what function is being held in which room, so it’s not hard to find out where the weddings are.
You don’t have to spend a fortune. Use something you already own, wrap a box with wrapping paper in your colors, etc.
Post # 14
Thanks everyone for your feedback. The suggestion of a decorated cardboard box is a good one…now that fiance JUST recycled everything. 🙂 But I’m sure we’ll get more boxes soon.
I think though, that’ll be a good plan…I’ll be creative.
Post # 15
U have to have one. Otherwise where will your guests put their cards for you? U, a relative??Trust me u dont want to have to worry about the cards during the reception. Theres nowhere better then a card box. And since most everyone gives cards with money and or checks these days instaed of gifts, u need to make sure that the cards stay safe.
I checked around myself and didnt like any boxes that I found. I actually saw some where u could easily put a hand in and out!!
SO a friend of my Fiance is making a card box from scratch for us. Lockable of a course. My fiance is so trustworthy that he doesnt think locking it is necassary but I know people and what they are capable of. We’re locking it.lol
Post # 16
Yes, you definitely need something to put cards in. Personally, I think the “treasure chest” ones at Michaels & AC Moore are ugly but I was given on for free so I tore off all the cording and glued on ribbon in my colors. I’m going to add a rhinestone initial to the middle. Is it my dream, no, but it was free and that saves money. I love the basket with the letters on it, and such a great way to repurpose materials. If you have friends that have been married see if anyone has an old card box they can give you…I’m the fourth person using mine!!