While planning the lay out and décor of a wedding reception, a main goal is to create points of interest that grab the attention of guests while guiding them to various areas such as their table, the bar, etc. One focal point that often gets looked over is the wedding card box. Between the transition from ceremony to cocktail hour, and socializing and entertainment that follows, people get caught up in the reverie of the day. It’s important to set up a highly-visible display to remind them that the card they’ve been carrying has a proper place to go. No ‘just married’ couple wants to return from their honeymoon and learn that their guests were confused and cards were misplaced, or even worse, lost in the shuffle.
Now we are not saying you must install a spectacular presentation here. Or even add another arrangement to your floral decor bill. In fact, there are many ways to spotlight your gift card box without breaking the budget. To get the inspiration flowing, we rounded up creative and easy card box displays from the Real BB Weddings archives.
While we just said you don’t have to commit to another centerpiece for a winning gift card display, it’s a proven fact that flowers do work in getting people’s attention. For this gift card box presentation, bridesmaids’ bouquets were repurposed to create floral table décor.
Looking for a whimsical idea to let guests know where to put their cards? Think outside the box and use an antique birdcage as the storage container. It not only makes a welcoming impression, but because guests can see the cards that are already inside, they’ll have no question whether this is the correct drop off spot.
On a similar note, this decorative set up uses an elegant wire basket accompanied by a charming handwritten sign.
Go big on color, especially if you want to accentuate a particular area. The combination of a modern palette and gold geometric vessels created a presentation that underscored Real BB Weddings couple Dayna and Matthew‘s vibrant beach celebration at Gurney’s Montauk.
Because everyone one will be stopping there at some point during the reception, the guest book table is an ideal place to situate your card box. Make the station stand out by adding some greenery and fresh blooms – just like the aforementioned ‘bouquet’ arrangement, these flowers can be repurposed from ceremony decor.
The escort card table is another area that everyone passes by as they enter the reception. Placing your card box at this location ensures guests will see it on the way to their seats.
Use your card box to punctuate your wedding theme. For their wedding at Liberty Warehouse, Real BB Weddings couple Caroline and Benjamin wanted to bring the Amalfi Coast to Brooklyn. To capture the vibe of coastal Southern Italy, they incorporated a white + blue color combo with fresh lemons into their decor.
The card box is one element of your wedding that you can break from your classic style and have a little fun. Used at an upscale country club wedding, this adorable, handmade ‘card house’ was an instant conversation-starter among guests.
We love how this set up puts a sentimental spin on collecting gift cards. Take care of your ‘something old’ by using a vintage box adorned with heirlooms and treasured objects of affection.
Make a mark with a personalized receptacle for envelopes. For their romance-meets-glamour wedding at Tribeca Rooftop, Sammi and Steven had guests drop gift cards into a customized box accented with blossoming bud vases.
From chic acrylic containers to upcycled wooden boxes to vintage-inspired vessels, the decorative options for wedding gift card boxes are limitless. Visibility and accessibility are essential to avoid any confusion in directing guests to where they should drop off envelopes. We hope that these ideas help you to create a unique display that suits your type of wedding on b0th an aesthetic and practical level.