Post # 1
Alright so I have been searching like crazy and I cannot figure out what to do. My theme is pretty understated but it is nautical, we have a sailboat on our invitations and it is at a marina. I do not want to do one of those cardboxes that look like stacked presents or wedding cakes. Ideas please… Help!?! 🙁
Post # 3
First thing that came to my mind was navy and white vertical stripes on each tier with rope hot-glued around the bases… and maybe an anchor charm without being too kitchy. I’ve seen a picture of something before…. let me see if I can find it…
ETA: just saw you don’t want anything stacked. sorry for misreading! Are you having a large wedding or small? If you want to keep it one level/tier, it might not be big enough depending upon # of guests.
Post # 4
something like this would work fantastically. You could do a sailboat instead of starfish. However, the starfish are great.You could also use a crabbing box and decorate that too.
Post # 5
The first thing that popped into my head was a coiled rope, or a buoy. Is that too overtly nautical? Or what about something like this?
Post # 6
I would take a round hat box and glue thick rope around the edges.
Post # 7
A beach lantern would be perfect
Post # 8
Thank you so much for the ideas bees! My mind is spinning with possibilties, sometimes you just need someone else to shed some light on things. The gift table we have to use at the venue is long and kind of narrow which makes it a little harder. I’m going to use ya’lls ideas and go through my parents garage before I go buy anything. My dad has plenty of fishing/crabbing things, and it would be nice to incorporate him a little so I have reminders of him there with me even though he can’t be.
Post # 9
@mwitter80: THIS!! My parents use a lobster trap as a coffee table on their porch… it would make an AWESOME card box for a nautical theme!!
Post # 10
We are getting the bobber floating cooler from bass pro. This way it is reuseable. We will wrap it in a fish net with a slit cut out for the cards to be inserted…
Post # 11
I made mine. I went to Micheals craft and got the wood trunk looking box. I bought a wood burner and wood burned an Anchor on it. Stained the wood then put poly (varnish) over it. Looked rustic and nautical and still use it for other things now!
Post # 12
@julies1949: I love this beach lantern idea!
@KT_Williams: Can you post a picture?! That sounds beautiful!
Post # 13
my Maid/Matron of Honor surprised me with a card box, which was put to good use at both the wedding, bridal shower, and is great home decor now!! She knew that I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on a store bought card box that I will never use again (and I recently went to a friends’ wedding and her store bought card box did not fit many cards OR the larger envelopes!! Anyway, my Maid/Matron of Honor knew I was picky and found this. I HAD to share it because it came out amazing!!! Something like this would work out good! Just have the people making it put nautical fabric on top!!
Post # 14
My fiance and I are having a nautical wedding also and we went to a local craft/home decor store and bought a small replica of a steamer trunk…with worn leather looking details it looks pretty authentic. We are using that on the table for cards.
Post # 15
Thank you all for the help. Everything sounds perfect and makes it that much harder to choose. I haven’t decided what I am going to go with but I may go check out Michaels Crafts this weekend and see what I can get crossed off my list, and check out what is lying around in the parents garage. I’ll be sure to post a picture once it’s all said & done.