Hi, lovelies! Emma here and it’s time for our latest Ask Emmaline questions: where to buy a birdcage wedding card holder. Bride-to-be Bethany wrote us recently with the following, and we were pretty eager to answer it as I just attended (the cutest, btw) bridal shower this past weekend that also had a birdcage card holder. I’ve been thinking of this very question myself, so it couldn’t have come at a better time. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline! I want to find a birdcage wedding card holder for my reception so guests can put their cards inside. Do you know where to buy one or any tips for wedding birdcages before I shop? Thanks!”
Great question, Bethany! I love the birdcage wedding card holder: the look is beautiful and it’s a functional piece that adds to your decor. These birdcages have been used for weddings in the last few years and continue to grow as a steady trend, both for receptions and wedding showers (I’ve seen them at baby showers, too!) In today’s post, we’ll tell you what to look for in a wedding birdcage card holder, what size you’ll need, and where to buy one. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to inspire you, too. We even found signage you’ll definitely want to include with your card holder, just in case. Enjoy!
Birdcage Card Holder
First things first: let’s talk about what kind of wedding birdcage card holder to look for. Popular because of their whimsy and style, a bird cage is the perfect receptacle for accepting wedding cards. The important thing to note before you buy a wedding bird cage: make sure it’s big enough! Some couples make the mistake of going too small and, well, that just defeats the purpose. Here are a few tips before you buy one.
Your wedding birdcage should have the following:
o Large enough size
Make sure your wedding bird cage card holder serves its purpose and can hold a lot of cards — at least 75% of guests bring a card, so size is a big deal to consider before buying one.
For example, this wedding bird cage card holder is XL in size and can hold about 200 cards. By Those Days. You can decorate it yourself!
o Spaces on bird cage not too large
Make sure it’s made to hold cards and isn’t too easy to grab cards that are inside.
o Lockability is a plus
Hate to be negative here, but a small (very inconspicuous) lock on the top of the bird cage is a real benefit. (Read more about why you need a card box with lock here.) Most wedding bird cage card holders have a swing top as the lid, so it’s easy to put a small lock on the back where it’s not visible, yet secure.
Here’s an example of a wedding bird cage card holder that locks! From here.
Now that you know the basics, on to the bird cages! Which style is your favorite?
1. Hexagonal Wedding Birdcage Card Holder
This hexagonal style is elegant and it comes pre-decorated! Love the flower and the personalized name plate. By Meghan Stone Designs.
2. Ivory and Black Birdcage Wedding Card Holder
A stunning ‘wishes’ birdcage decorated with ivory and black ribbon and an flower. By Dazzling Grace.
3. Rhinestone and Feathers Birdcage
This sparkly birdcage is one of my favorites. The price is awesome for its size, and the details are exquisite. I love the feathers, sparkly rhinestone decorations, and flowers. By Sassy and Sweet Boutiq.
4. Great Gatsby Inspired Birdcage Wedding Card Holder
For your Great Gatsby inspired reception! Lovely in gold.
5. Trunk Style Birdcage Wedding Card Holder
This card holder is ideal for a shabby chic wedding. I adore the sweet birds on the sides. By Morgan The Creator.
6. Distressed Shabby Chic Birdcage Card Holder
I love this one! I could see it used as home decor after the big day. By Gerson.
7. Small Birdcage Wedding Card Holder in White
A perfect big cage for small weddings or bridal showers. By The Lace Moon.
8. Pedestal Style Birdcage Wedding Card Holder
This unique birdcage card holder has a vintage bird style design, yet boasts a modern feel with its dark black color and cool pedestal design. By Twenty3Design.
Want to try your hand at some DIY wedding birdcage card holders? These are available for a cheaper price and you can deck them out yourself.
- White birdcage wedding card holder by Fun Express
- Black birdcage card holder by OTC
- Wide white birdcage by Darice
And last but not least…
Love Birds birdcage wedding card holder sign
Include signage in front of your bird cage card holder so guests know what goes inside. This sign from Orchard Berry is perfect and can be framed or placed on a tabletop easel, as shown. Available on-demand as a printable here.
Hope it helps!
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Are you using a birdcage wedding card holder? Why or why not?
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Special thanks to bride, Bethany, for sending us this question!