(Closed) Um, where do you actually put the card box?

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1640 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re having one rectangular table with guestbook and cardbox.

Post # 4
8246 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our card box will be in the middle of our gift table.

Post # 5
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had one on the gift table:

Post # 6
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It will depend on your set-up (i.e. how big your tables are), but I have seen the card box on the guestbook table and the gift table (if you have one) at most weddings I have been to.  It could also go on the escort table (though I have usually seen the escort cards on one side of the guestbook table, which was big enough to accommodate both).  I would not put it on the cake table personally. 

Post # 7
3625 posts
Sugar bee

We had ours on a seperate square table that also allowed space for any gifts (if anyone brought them).

Post # 8
1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We put ours on the gift table.

Post # 9
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

In theory, the question never arises, because guests are supposed to have gifts delivered to the couple’s home instead of bringing them to the reception.  However, they always bring them to the reception, in spite of the rule.  So, you need to have a gift table, and you just put the card box on that.

Post # 10
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We actually aren’t having a gift table or card box. I have actually never seen a card box at a wedding! Technically (etiquette wise) you are not supposed to ask for gifts or even expect them and a card box (even though some people will put cards with no money) is sort of an expectation of a gift (money). I am used to it where the couple would just hand over the card/gift to another member of the family who would then deal with it.

Post # 11
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ours is going on our gift table also!

Post # 12
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Just make a gift table and tuck it on a side of the room not close to the door.

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