16 Fun Ideas for Your Wedding Card Box

Collect all of your guests' well-wishes and monetary gifts in a specially designated container for safe keeping and remember to appoint someone you trust to watch over it. That way, your guests aren't forced to carry around an envelope sticking out of their purse all night. (Not to mention being handed a stack of cards during a flurry of goodbyes and kisses at the end of the reception increases the risk that you'll accidentally misplace something). 

Newlyweds are turning this necessary task into yet another opportunity to personalize their big day, with card receptacles serving double-duty as décor. Get inspiration for items that you can use to drive your theme home!

By: Stefania Sainato

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  • Vintage-Themed


    Deck out a paper mache hatbox (available at craft stores) with fabric flowers and faux pearls for a card holder filled with vintage charm.

  • Comic Book-Inspired

    Comic Book-Inspired

    A vintage suitcase plastered with NYC iconography was a memorable highlight from a wedding reception with a view of the Manhattan skyline.

    Photo Credit: Sarah Tew Photography

  • Patterned


    Add a fun and cheery pop of color with stacked boxes in a bold, graphic print.

  • Photo Box

    Photo Box

    Put your gorgeous engagement portraits to good use with this easy multisided box idea that lends itself well to any wedding style.

  • Wine Barrel

    Wine Barrel

    Throwing your wedding at a vineyard? A miniature barrel engraved with your names and wedding date is the way to your wine-loving heart!

  • Anchors Away

    Anchors Away

    A wedding by the sea calls for a card box with a nautical twist; a gold, wrought iron anchor does the trick.

  • Illustrated


    A shabby-chic box with an antique, weathered look is a popular choice, but this Minnie and Mickey variation stands out from the pack. We love the idea of personalizing your card box with illustrations or decals.

  • Log Card Box

    Log Card Box

    We're crushing on this rustic-themed log card box with a carved-out heart! It's one of the more advanced DIY projects we've seen — the core is hollowed out using a bandsaw, and a swivel lid allows access to inside the log. You can repurpose it as a plant container after the big day. Get the step-by-step tutorial at Instructables.com.

    Photo Credit: Instructables.com

  • Globe Holder

    Globe Holder

    Passionate about traveling? Put your wanderlust on display with this clever globe idea featuring a handy slit. Get the step-by-step tutorial at Un Beau Jour.

    Photo Credit: Un Beau Jour

  • Birdcage


    A birdcage is a beautiful choice for a garden venue, especially if you dress it up with fresh blooms. Hang a sign and put a few empty decoy envelopes through the slits to help guide guests.

    Photo Credit: Kevin Le Vu Photography / Planning: Twofold LA / Florals: The Little Branch / Watercolor Sign: Anne Ewen

  • Model Home

    Model Home

    This card holder is modeled after a real-life home, with the couple's wedding date emblazoned on the front door. You can display it in your house after the big day as a special keepsake.

  • Cake-Coordinated


    For a fun DIY project, make a pretty wedding card box that mimics your cake design.

  • Church Replica

    Church Replica

    When we spotted this church card holder in our Instagram feed, we were blown away by the attention to detail! If your place of worship has special significance to you (perhaps your parents also got married there), then this sentimental décor is a must-have.

    Photo Credit: Weddings With a Twist

  • Decorated Mailbox

    Decorated Mailbox

    A painted mailbox à la the movie Up makes a wonderful addition to your gifts table — some couples choose to include their married name on the side.

  • Glass Candle Holder

    Glass Candle Holder

    A sleek, minimal glass vessel complements a modern-themed wedding.

  • Picnic Basket

    Picnic Basket

    Hosting a country-chic celebration? A picnic basket is a unique alternative to a traditional card holder, and it fit right into this breathtaking ranch wedding overlooking mountains, pine trees and gardens.

    Photo Credit: Lynette Smith Photography

16 Fun Ideas for Your Wedding Card Box

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