Card boxes (or envelope boxes) are a really good idea to have at a wedding. Unfortunately, while planning our wedding, I had no idea these things were even… things. At our wedding we were handed a few cards by family members and in the hustle and bustle of the day we totally misplaced them. (Major party foul.) To make sure you don't embarrass yourselves the way that we did, think about setting up a card box at your wedding.
Here are some of my favorite options…
Monster card boxes that “eat” your wedding cards are big right now. This fuzzy guy is from Monica & Eric's artsy craftsy Disney infused wedding and it was made by the groom himself.
You can go with something simple, like one of these organizational photo boxes which can come in all colors and sizes to fit in with your wedding. Write “cards” on the box and voila! — quick and easy card box.
Cardbot just kicked my eyeballs' ass. He's from Rachael and Miles' robot themed wedding. “Some people have a basket for their cards, we had the CARDBOT 3000: Wedding Card Processor of the Future!” And with some cardboard boxes and flexible ducting you too could have Cardbot make an appearance at YOUR wedding.
I feel like this one, from Rachael & Dustin's Goth Buddhist Wedding, may have been made out of a shoe box, which is pretty damn smart. Get an oversized shoe box, cut a slit in the top and decorate to your liking. This one says “thank you” in several different languages, including kitteh.
This is one of my favorites — Lauren and Nick's card box was hand made from Legos by their friends. What can't Legos make more awesome?
A card box made to look like a stack of books. OBT member Blauenaugen made this from four papier mache book-shaped boxes with the middles cut out, and covered with book cloth.
Here's another creation by an OBT member. Chrissy C explains, “I got the boxes at Solutions, cut some holes in it, added ribbon and jewels. The feathers are held up by gluing them into little holes in a syrophome ball (cut in half and painted black, and small feathers glued on top of it). It took about an hour or so to make it.”
Use a hat box and cut a slit in the top. I found this one on Amazon for cheap and it's perfect to use as a blank canvas to decorate it yourself. Or find one that's already all fancy-like.
And who says card boxes gotta' be boxes? Not I. Do you have a big decorative vase or cool oversized jar laying around the house? Set it out on a table with a message for guests to toss in their cards.
And my favorite idea? A pinata. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they're already hollowed out!
Got any more ideas/tips/suggestions for card boxes? Leave 'em in the comments or upload a picture of your card box to our Flickr Pool (tag it “card box”) and perhaps you'll see it in our next card box roundup!