Post # 1
A birdcage doesn’t really fit with our reception vibe. A box is just…blah. A basket seems unsecure, and an Up mailbox is totally not our style. I saw an idea where someone used a monster pinata to collect the cards and I loved the idea, but Fiance isn’t crazy about the idea (he said it’s not “classy” enough).
So…I’m at a loss. What did you use? Bonus points if you use pictures!
Post # 3
@StL.Ashley: What is your “theme,” if you have one?
Post # 4
I agree with PP, knowing your theme would help us find something that can work for you!
Post # 5
I have a house that is made in our colors. It was expensive and one of the few things I splurged on, but it turns into a birdhouse when you’re done (comes with different roofs) and you can use it forever.
I got it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/32135212/wedding-card-holder-birdhouse-the?ref=shop_home_feat
Post # 6
@jenilynevette: we don’t really have a theme per say, more of just a feeling. We’re going for classic black and white with emerald green and metallic gold accents. Very classic, but with a modern, graphic influence. Kind of the Kate Spade asethic, minus all the bright colors. Definitley not garden party or rusticy.
Here’s our inspiration board if it helps.
Post # 7
We used a box like this but with our names, wedding date, and painted in our colors (minus the cards banner).
Post # 8
Hmm.. since you’re going a little moderm you could do something like this.. and have a great place to keep all of your wedding keepsakes!
Post # 9
People just tossed ours on the gift table! But we also had a very small wedding, so someone standing by the card table would have been REALLY suspicious!
Post # 10
we used a dollhouse with a slit at the top.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
We just used a simple white birdcage I got from Michael’s for like $15. Originally I wanted to make a wooden birdhouse, but in the end it became one of those diy projects we didn’t have time for and didn’t have too much meaning so not enough motivation to get it finished.
Post # 12
what about a box covered or painted with a nice black and white design?
Post # 13
Well, shit. I haven’t thought about this detail yet, and I have less than three weeks to go! Haha. Thanks to this thread for reminding me.
I like the clear glass box idea. Could look cool to see them all in there.
Post # 14
We did a simple white birdcage. You could actually get one that looks pretty modern, in keeping with the inspiration board you put up–maybe like this without the bow on top? IMO, birdcages are ideal because 1)they don’t look cheap 2) you can see what’s in them so you don’t have to explain it 3) they usually flip open at the top for easy use