These days, guests typically don’t give legit gifts at a wedding (they have them shipped to your home), but most of your guests will probably bring along a card to share their well wishes. You don’t want to spend the better part of your big day toting around piles of envelopes, so we’ve got some wedding card box ideas to help you create a dedicated place for them at your venue. Yes, you could just use a plain old gift bag, but we suggest getting a little more creative and working your wedding card box into your decor.
Here are a few creative wedding card box ideas.
Do you and your better half love travelling? Well, using a vintage suitcase to hold all your cards is an easy way to work your wanderlust into your wedding decor. You can normally find cool ones at flea markets and car boot sales, but if you have no luck there, the internet is your friend. As an added bonus, all you have to do when your reception finishes is close up your luggage and you’re good to go.
Make a mini post station in your reception venue complete with a faux mailbox. To personalize it, you can add your wedding monogram, your names or your actual address. If you want to take it to the next level you can even paint it to match your wedding colour scheme (that’ll tie it into your decor, even if it doesn’t perfectly match your theme).
If you’ve gone with a boho, vintage or rustic wedding theme, this wedding card box idea is calling your name. Not only is a crate a budget-friendly option - you can find them for just a few £s - but they’re also super customizable. If you want to amp yours up a bit, we suggest decking it out with a bit of bunting, burlap, bows or blooms to make it a touch more festive.
Baskets, like crates, are easy to come by, inexpensive and can be personalized with a little bit of DIY love. You can use a picnic basket you already have laying around your flat, head to an antique shop to find something unique, or hit your local craft store to purchase a more basic option. Add a fresh coat of paint, a few fun baubles and - voila! - you’ve got a truly awesome card box ready to go for your wedding.
A dresser is a clever wedding card box idea as it can play double duty. The top surface can be used to display things like a welcome sign, family photos, wedding favours or a guest book and an open drawer can be used to hold cards. Plus, you can find a dresser that suits any wedding theme - shabby chic, mid-century modern, traditional or contemporary.
On the hunt for a wedding card box idea that’s a touch more elegant? Go with a birdcage. These can be rented out or purchased from certain decor shops and even found at some vintage shops (though you may have to do a bit of digging to find the right style). While they look stunning on their own, they can easily be elevated with a few flowers and sprigs of greenery.
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