Don't have a vintage suitcase? Use a guitar case card box

Updated Jul 11 2019
Guitar case card box as seen on @offbeatbride
Photo from Juliette & David's rock 'n' roll finger foods wedding by I Luv Photo

Card boxes are a cute lil avenue for you to release some creative wedding energy. We should know — we've seen tons of the adorable things y'all have come up with. But let's say you're more into the idea of a vintage suitcase than creating your very own Card Monster. Enter a guitar case card box!

Now, if you don't have the time/energy/finances to seek out an elegant, timeless Samsonite, never fear. Do you know anyone who plays the guitar? The violin? A bass perhaps? Any stringed instrument that requires a carrying case? Because those babies might be a little bit easier to borrow on the cheap for the space of, oh, a weekend. An instrument case makes for a fabulous wedding guitar case card box, as Juliette and David have already demonstrated for us.

You know, why stop at stringed instruments? I've got a saxophone case gathering dust in my living room, as a matter of fact. What manner of leather-covered boxes do you have lying about?

  1. We have a beautiful leather covered box that's printed with an old world looking navigational map. It's the case for a gorgeous mahjong set my husband got me for Christmas a few years back, that we never learned to play. It would make an excellent card box for a vintage wedding, not so much our horror movie theme.
    Also, pro-tip: Mahjong in real life is very different than Mahjong on the computer. We learned the hard way!

  2. I used an old guitar case of hubby's for our card box a few years ago. Thankfully, he had a few to choose from so I was even able to display the one that was lined in bright blue fake fur!
    Pro tip: to get rid of the guitar polish smell, place a new, open container of baking soda in the case and close for a couple of days. If that does not do the trick, try the same thing with a small open container of vinegar.

Join the conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

No-drama comment policy

Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.

Biz owners & wedding bloggers

Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.