When you get to the final stages of wedding planning, the list of things you’ll need on site at your reception keeps growing. At the very same time, the budget that you had once set aside for wedding planning begins to shrink. It’s a stressful time – we get it. While some of the items on your list may just be for decor, adding style and flare, others are necessary elements, needed for logistical reasons. A card box falls in this second category, and while it’s meant mostly for the collection and safe keeping of cards, cash, and gifts, it can also double as decor by coordinating with your overarching style.
Luckily you don’t have to spend a ton on a card box. We’ve included card boxes ranging from around $20-$90, depending on your budget. Some of the more expensive ones are made from higher quality and more durable materials, so you can use them in your home after the big day. Collect keys, mail, and holiday cards in smaller card boxes or store blankets, magazines, or books in larger ones.
1. Cards for the Newlyweds Wooden Box
Collect cards at your wedding in this chalkboard inspired card box, which can sit on any small table as guests enter your reception space. The box is elegant and simple, and can easily be incorporated into existing decor. The wood material is sturdy and gives it a very finished and professional look. The box measures eight inches square, which should fit most standard cards. The top easily opens so any cards that don’t fit through the slot can simply be dropped in. Don’t miss this matching “Here Comes the Bride” sign, this ceremony “Choose a Seat not a Side” sign, and this Instagram hashtag sign. This entire line of wedding paper goods including invites, save the dates, favor stickers, and more is all chalkboard inspired.
2. Rustic Wedding Romance Card Box
If you’re planning a rustic or boho chic wedding, this card box will coordinate perfectly with your style. The moderately sized box measures 10 inches square and is covered in natural burlap, wrapped with lace, and adorned with a silver-tone heart charm. Once the wedding day is over, you can keep this on hand to store some of your keepsakes from the day like your bridal jewelry and bridal headpiece. You can purchase coordinating burlap elements for your guest book, ring bearer, flower girl, and more here.
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3. Secured Lockable Wedding Card Box
A simple personalization makes this card box an extra special piece to have on display at your reception. It’s designed with a lock and key, so once you set it out, you can make sure that nothing goes missing. Each piece is handmade with care and available in several different wood finishes. The engraving can be placed on whatever part of the box you’d like for a truly unique piece. The small box (pictured) measures 11.75″ wide x 9.5″ tall x 4.75″, however, there are two larger sizes available for an extra cost of either $10 or $20.
4. Wood Planter Wedding Reception Card Holder
If a true card box isn’t your style, there are several other ways to collect cards such as simple trays, vases, and holders. This simple design is lovely for a bride who has a more classic rustic style. Keep this in your home after to collect mail or holiday cards each year. The price is a bit lower than some of the other handmade options on this list, which is great if you’re shopping on a budget. Since each piece is custom made, you can switch out the “cards” text on the box to display your last name, your wedding date, or any other text of your choosing. Check out some alternative wedding decor from this awesome shop.
5. White Gift Card Box With Rhinestone Slider & Ribbon.
You can’t go wrong with this traditional and simple card box. Currently on sale for 20 percent off, it’s not only attractive, but affordable too. The card box is made with a subtle textured design in a soft white color. The ribbon and rhinestone slider is an optional accessory, so you can easily leave it off if you’re not a fan. Able to hold over 100 cards, this is a great option for a larger wedding and measures 10.2 inches square.
Price: $21.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
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6. White Wire Birdcage Card Holder
Bird cages are a continuously popular vessel for card collection at wedding receptions. You can shop around for a vintage bird cage, or purchase one like this that’s already fit for the job. The clean and sleek white design is great for a wedding and the larger size of 16 by 9 inches will ensure that all of your cards can fit without a problem. Check out these adorable mini birdcages, which double as both a favor container and a place card holder. These white bird cages can hold a simple pillar candle for a beautiful wedding centerpiece.
7. Wilton Reception Gift Card Holder
If you’re looking for a card holder that’s both inexpensive and attractive, this option from Wilton is great. The box is just under 11 inches high, 8 inches long, and 8 inches deep. The card slot measures the entire width of the box, fitting all sized envelopes. The box opens from the top for easy retrieval, but while set out at your reception can be locked with the lock and key that’s included.
Price: $21.71 (13 percent off MSRP)
8. Large Glass Wedding Card Holder Glass
Modern and contemporary brides who want to forgo the traditional card box in lieu of something more creative should consider a glass card holder like this one. While it’s a bit more expensive than the alternative options on this list, it’s elegant design can be incorporated into any home after the wedding. Use it as either a jewelry dish, a key holder, or to collect corks on a home bar. The large size glass holder (pictured above) can hold about 100-150 cards and is available in black, copper, and silver. Don’t forget to purchase this matching ring holder, perfect for the safe keeping of your wedding bands before the ring exchange.
9. Rustic Wooden Wedding Card Box
This rustic wood wedding card box is both useful and attractive, allowing it to function a piece of decor in addition to a wedding card box. You can bring this home after the wedding, displaying it in the home in a number of ways. The box is offered in two different sizes, both which include the burlap “cards” banner that is pictured. If you’re looking for alternative uses for this box, you can also use it at your wedding shower, collecting advice cards or well wishes for the bride and groom.
10. Lillian Rose Ivory Card Box
This card box looks exactly as pictured and is an excellent choice for a classic and romantic wedding. The colors are neutral and elegant, making this an easy choice regardless of your wedding color scheme or style. The long box measures almost 12 inches long, allowing ample space for standard size cards. If this box isn’t your style, browse some of the alternative designs from Lillian Rose here.
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