(Closed) To those who didn’t go the traditional card box route, what did you use?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Personally I think the pumpking is kind of offbeat and cool. The only thing I worry about is the cards getting wet because the inside of a pumpkin can be gross. 

You could maybe a mini rustic mailbox out of wood or something? 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We haven’t completed ours yet, but we are using an antique wooden toolbox. FH is a mechanic and also a gearhead, so we are trying to tastefully incorporate tools and cars into the details 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think the pumpkin is very cute, but love sceeder’s idea of a rustic mailbox!  We used a very tall glass vase – it belonged to our decorator, but you could totally use it again in your home with tall branches or something like that.  Her thoughts on using it were that it was tall and placed on a table, so easy to drop cards into but would be very difficult to reach in and take them out… I guess she’s had a number of weddings where people have stolen the cards (!!!).  The vase was sold at Michael’s (or any craft store I would think) for around $40 or $50.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

They sell fake carvable pumpkins that look very realistic:  http://www.funkins.com/

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

They start selling fall things in the summer, so maybe you’ll be able to find a large “fake” pumpkin you could use! I don’t have a photo, but we purchased a medium-ish unfinished trunk at michael’s, and my dad is going to stain it and put a small lock on it. I wanted something we could potentially keep 🙂 I think the pumpkin idea is so, so cool!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

LOVE the carved pumpkin idea.  I received this as a gift at our e-party.  I LOVE it!  We’re getting married on the beach and honeymooning in Orlando, so I think it gives a nod to our Honeymoon destination!  Coincidentally, it’s a pumpkin too!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I love the idea! =) But I’d go with the FAKE Carvable ones, maybe add the smaller real ones for decor. around it! I just think a real one would begin to soften and smell pretty fast! 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I used a fake pumpkin for cards. Originally I was going to cut the top off so people could open it to put cards in but at the last minute I panicked that there wouldn’t be enough room with 160 guests. So I ran to Target and found this gift box in the wrapping paper section for $5. Instead of carving a hole I put thin wooden dowels in the corners to kind of suspend the cover over it and made a slit for people to put the cards through and just set the pumpkin on top.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I like the idea of using a mailbox too. It just seems like a cute idea to put a card in a mailbox. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree that the pumpkin is cute, but am concerned about things getting sticky. If you carve it and spray polyurethane spray on it, that might help. That is what florists typically use on decorative pumpkins to seal them and make them shiny. Otherwise finding a fake pumpkin is probably your best bet

 

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