(Closed) Is card box a must?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Is card/money box a must?



  • Post # 3
    1236 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I really do not like the look of cardboxes but then found an antique french silverplated cigar box (it is a larger size) that I think will work beautifully and Fiance wants it for his nightstand when we are done with it

    But it is not a budget option – just did not like the normal ones and wanted something that could be used afterwards . . .

    Post # 4
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was told that cardboxes are a must becuase there is often quite a bit of money involved with wedding cards. I would hate to think that any of my friends and famiy would steal cards, but if you are having a reception at a public place like a large social hall or there are guests invited that youdon’t actually know it is wisest to have a sealed card box.

    I don’t think they have to be fancy by any means. I have seen several that are just antique bird cages that people put thier cards through the slots. you couls probably get one at a thrift store for $30 and sell it again after. if that goes with your style

    Post # 5
    12303 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Box, basket, platter, anything that indicates where cards should go.  As a guest, I wouldnt want to be the first to just start a card pile.  That also opens up an easy way for cards to be lost, pushed off the table accidentally, stolen (hopefully none of your guest would do that, but its not unheard of).  My box was a plain box I wrapped in wedding wrapping paper, a little sloppy, not fancy, done the night before, but, it got the job done.

    Post # 6
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Many cards will contain cash, and it’s possible someone else at the wedding hall will take the cards with them. I’ve heard of people dressing in nice clothes and crashing weddings and making off with the cards & money. It’s best to have an obvious place for cards to go, and something where you can’t get them out again.

    Post # 9
    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think it is good to have one, but it doesn’t need to be expensive.  My mom cut a slit in a box and wrapped it in pretty wrapping paper and we put a bow on it.  Worked great!

    A card box also helps reduce the risk that someone (staff, random, whatever) could walk off with some of the cards.  It does happen.

    Post # 11
    1125 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yes!  A lot of cards contain money and you need to keep them in one secure place.  They don’t have to be expensive either, they are super easy to DIY with some cardboard boxes and classy wrapping paper even

    Post # 14
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My mom found a mini trunk thing and my dad rigged it so it was only open 1/2″ or so. She bought it at Winners for maybe $10?

    Pro Tip: One of the best things that we got was a wedding card with a slip of paper inside saying we had an email money transfer for $X, with the answer to the question. Apparently my spouse’s cousin has had money go missing before.  It was also great for us because we didn’t have to stash (additional) cash and cheques to take to the bank and pray nothing was misplaced!  Secure, fast, easy.  Plus, the questions can be quite fun.

    Post # 15
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We did the vintage suitcase thing, but I have seen baskets, platters, boxes, etc… it’s good to have them consolidated.  Even with a designated card box, we had a bit of confusion where cards fell into gifts.

    The other thing my venue recommended was something that could be closed and put away easily.

    Post # 16
    2128 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If you don’t have a card box or bird cage, you’ll have guests asking you ALL night what to do with their card.

    Michaels sells a $10 card birdcage or check the classifieds section here.

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