Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Card Box

Listen. The card box has become my worst enemy.

Originally we wanted to take 3 round hat boxes of different sizes to make a card box that looked like a cake with three tiers (photo example found here without the modge podging). We were going to affix plum fabric to it and it would be perfect. So we thought. When Mommy and I got into thinking about the real construction behind it....we decided it would be near impossible for Kristen, who volunteered to make the box, to do. The fabric would never be tight enough and it would just not look right.

So then we thought about using square boxes instead. But this is a lot of work (and money once all the supplies have been bought!) for 1 little card box that will never be used again! Seeing as how I cannot bear to use the standard white card box offered at the reception, an alternate idea for a card box is needed. So far I have only come up with one alternative.

Would it be ok for me to take a large glass vase and use it for the card box? A large vase with a lot of depth. I would wrap them with ribbon and affix a sign similar to the monogram that will be attached to the centerpieces (see picture of centerpiece vase inspiration here). I would have a friend stand at the gift table to ensure that none of the cards were taken out of the vase. The venue wedding coordinator would take the vase to our room shortly after the cocktail hour ends.

What do we think?


It's almost back to school time and this ring shot reminded me of how excited I would always get to go back to school (and back to school supply shopping). photo by jk photography.

9 comments:

N. said...

That is exactly what I did, and it looked so classy in pictures! I loved it. It especially looked good, all filled with colorful envelopes. It worked perfectly. Go for it!

Melissa's Greetings said...

I think that would be a great idea, very pretty!

I wish I were a ballerina... said...

Much easier and personally I think even more beautiful!

Linda said...

I think that's a great idea. I used a medium sized bucket. It was perfect!

Miss G said...

that sounds really good! I think it would look nice. Can't remember if I've already said but we're using a birdcage painted the robin's egg blue of the wedding colors. My mom is making a few "dummy" envelopes to have in the bottom so people will see what it's for and my friend erin made a little banner to tie onto it that says "wedding cards". I'm out of town but I'll have to take some pics and post them when I get home.

I was somewhat relieved to see that you do not yet have a videographer either. We are getting married pretty close to the same time i think and I have been stressing a little that that's not done. Course, I'm also still lacking a wedding cake baker and a deejay! oh dear! anyway, hope you find one and I do too! have a good one! Kelly

Molly said...

I think this is a great idea and one less thing to stress about!

Sarah said...

The card box was also my biggest enemy... Until I went to Marshall's and found a white and glass antiquey looking lantern with a little door on the front the perfect size for slipping cards into! But the vase idea was also something I considered, and I think it will be beautiful!

Guilty Secret said...

I used to love back to school supply shopping too!

I think that's a great idea and will work perfectly. I have been thinking about this too...

Mandy said...

I think that sounds very pretty. I also ran across this when blog surfing- http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/
Not sure if you could modify something like that- I thought it was pretty. :)