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.