What is a card box? Do you need to have a card box at a wedding?
Firstly, a card box at a wedding is the place where guests can place your wedding cards that they give as gifts.
Some couples might be thinking, can’t I just have them placed on a table? Sure, but the chance of them getting misplaced is high, and you really don’t want to leave cards unattended at a large reception.
A card box is an elegant and organized way to store cards and, when used properly, will also ensure that no cards go missing from the reception. This isn’t necessarily to say that guests are going to be thieves, but when you have more than one wedding at a large venue, it is possible that someone can swipe the cards and leave without anyone noticing. With so much cash and many gift cards inside the wedding cards themselves, you’d hate to leave them unattended.
So, now that you know what a card box at a wedding is and why you need one, let’s talk about where to buy a card box.
You can shop different styles of card boxes online. They do sell some in-store at Hobby Lobby if you need one ASAP, but I’ve only ever seen one style offered there (and it may not be your cup of tea).
If time allows, you can browse many different styles of card boxes online on Etsy here or on Amazon, where you can see many personalized options, themed ideas, and motifs or colors to coordinate with your wedding.
You can find a popular style at Wooden Page Gifts. It is personalized with your names and wedding date, as well as available in brown or white.
I especially like this cut-out wedding card box:
Although most card boxes aren’t ever re-used after the wedding (except this brilliant one), it is still important to invest in one for your reception. Place the card box you select on a table at the entryway of your wedding, but not too close to the door itself.
I highly recommend a card box with a lock whenever possible: it gives you more peace of mind. You can get this card box personalized and with a lock from WoodenPageGifts.
It is also best to have the card box on a table that allows for a little extra room around it so guests can place any wrapped wedding gifts (as some guests do). It helps to have a sign so guests know the best place to set it to ensure the couple receives the gift, whether it is a card or a wrapped package.
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