It’s wedding season once again! Whether you’re going to be a flower girl, bridesmaid, a happy guest or the bride herself, chances are you’ve got some sort of wedding plans this year. From shabby chic to ballroom glam, the possible styles of a wedding are endless. So where is a good spot to incorporate your ‘something old’? The gift card box!
A bird cage is a wonderfully decorative and useful idea for a card box, although be aware that as easy as it might be to slip a card between the bars, be sure the cage you use is easily accessible to get them out again!
Bird cages come in all shapes and sizes, so no matter what your wedding style, there’s certain to be a good fit. A full-sized free standing ornate Victorian piece becomes a piece of decor in itself!
If you’re throwing a more formal, traditional event, you can never go wrong with sleek black lines and minimal decorative design.
Or for a more casual, outdoor rustic party, why not embrace the tarnish and rust with a true barn-salvaged antique?
A card box doesn’t need to be quite so predictable, and many different objects can suffice for the job (so long as they’re adequately labeled and displayed for the ease of guest use). Here are a few more offbeat and unique ideas to stash your cards.
If you’re having a bookish sort of affair, what could be more fitting than a card catalog drawer? For extra library style, try using old checkout cards as table placement labels.
Thinking of planning an industrial theme? Why not skip the box altogether and go with something more factory-found? This wire laundry basket is freestanding and large enough to hold even the biggest cards!
And for those going with a casual tea party or picnic theme, guest will love unlatching and slipping a card into a proper picnic basket.
There are always endless choices of actual boxes to use for your cards! No matter your style, there’s a box for you.
If you’re having an all-over vintage shin-dig, you can’t beat this industrial, rustic box – it’s even ready for card giving with a slot at the top.
I recently had the pleasure of attending both a Steampunk themed and Renaissance themed wedding, and each one was a blast! This copper treasure chest would be ideal for any sort of non-traditional theme, and perfect for that very rare pirate wedding.
Of course, at a traditional romantic wedding you might place these pale wood letter trays besides framed photos of the couples grandparents and parents, and they stack neatly for extra storage space.
No matter what style your wedding, there’s certain to be a card box that can keep your cards safe and tidy and add to your decor without breaking the budget. Be sure to check the shops of Vintage and Main for all your vintage decor needs.