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Tuesday
Jan102012

Not Your Typical Wedding Cardbox

One small - yet fairly important - detail that many couples overlook is the cardbox. That little vessel that’s going to hold all of your wedding cards does not have to be a white satin box or white birdcage from the craft store. There are so many unique and fun alternatives that can speak more about you and your fiance’s personalities. I always encourage couples to browse stores like Homegoods, TJMaxx, World Market, Pier One, or even the local Goodwill... because it doesn’t have to be a "box".


This charming cardbox is personalized with your initials and your wedding date. So adorable for a rustic themed wedding. By Braggingbags on Etsy, $79.

 

How about putting some vintage suitcases to work? You can often find these at secondhand shops.

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Mailboxes with beautiful detailing can also make an unexpected cardbox. You might find one at an upscale garden decor store OR get creative with an average metal mailbox, some steel wool, and a coat of bronze paint!

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Something I have been seeing more often in stores are faux decorative “books” that are actually storage boxes! How fitting for couples that are avid readers. Available at many craft stores and Sears, $30.25

 

Another great idea is one that your florist can create by using a large clear vase, surrounded with a lush ring of flowers and a slot where cards can fit through. 

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What kind of cardbox are you using and have you seen any fun alternatives?

Weddings by Charlene Liang
Part of the Second City Soiree Contributor Series. Charlene is on Twitter @SweetchicEvents. Read her full bio here.

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Reader Comments (2)

For my wedding, we used a really nice picnic basket. The lid slid over the handle which left a slot on the top for the cards. We took the basket to our florist and had them attach coordinating flowers to it. The best part is that we were able to use the basket after the wedding as decor in our kitchen.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFestive Party Girl

I love the wooden box idea. So cute! I want to make one!

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatia

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