Wedding Card Box Ideas



I’m sure you have seen the very popular idea for wedding cards, mostly for a rustic wedding, of the open vintage suitcase with a pennant strung across saying “CARDS”. If not, here is a sample below. Very cute idea, but it has gotten so popular that I think it needs to have a new twist to make it unique for your wedding.

Vintage suitcase as wedding card box


New Ideas for the Vintage Suitcase Wedding Card Box

Now, if you absolutely want to have the suitcase, then maybe spruce it up a bit. Add a lining of lace or burlap to both the top and bottom to keep with that vintage feel. Also, instead of the letters or pennant saying “CARDS”, why not do an oversized luggage tag that says “CARDS” hanging from the handle. Finally, stick on some vintage travel stickers on the suitcase of your honeymoon destination, just to give it a little more interest.


Other Options for a Wedding Card Box

Personally, I really love antique wire planters as card boxes. They have a nice vintage look with the chicken wire, and they would be great for a garden wedding as well. Plus, you can actually reuse them in your home after so you are not spending money for nothing. If you don’t like the color, they are metal so you can spray paint them, or thread ribbon or lace through the wire.

Wire Cage Planters from One Kings Lane


Alternative Names for Wedding Card Box

You could even just make a change to the name, so instead of calling it “CARDS”, you could also say “ENVELOPES” or “YOUR BEST WISHES” or “WITH OUR THANKS”. If you want to use letters, as in the first photo above, make them a little more personal by cutting the letters out of digital printouts of some of your engagement photos, that way your faces are showing up on the signage. Use a sepia tone photo to give that aged-feel. Or use some other graphic on the letters, maybe vintage newspapers or magazines, or artwork as in the example below.


Make the letters a little more interesting like these ones from Anthropologie


Don’t Forget The Envelopes!

Remember, some people just show up with a check or cash, so they need an envelope to put it in. So you will need to leave out some envelopes, but make them look nice. Either have them tea stained for a vintage feel, or stamp a fancy emblem on them or make them out of aged newsprint. Stack them in a neat pile, tie with some rustic twine or grosgrain ribbon and add a tag that says, “Please take an envelope if you need one”.

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You’ll find more great rustic wedding ideas in my ebook, 101 Rustic Wedding Ideas ($5) available here. I’ll be back next Monday with another idea for a new twist on a current popular wedding trend.

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Rustic weddings have never been hotter due to brides loving a natural, home spun feel to their wedding. Here are some fresh ideas brides will love, to help that theme, as well as a barn or country theme wedding, along.
#1 Chicken Wire Rustic Wedding Decor
Chicken wire is inexpensive and can be used to wrap around vases for centerpieces or framed to hold escort cards. Check out this Pinterest board for more inspiration:
#2 Bride’s Entrance
Hire Clydesdale horses pulling a wagon lined in lush horse blankets to bring the bride to the wedding venue.
Credit: Island Carriage Farm
#3 Candy Sticks Buffet
Make your candy buffet colorful candy sticks in glass jars, like the kind found in an old fashioned general store.
Credit: Consolidated Foods Inc.
#4 Bushel Barrel Aisle Markers
Plain wooden bushel barrels are extremely inexpensive. Spray paint them a sienna color and fill with potted Mums (in this case they added red and green cabbages) and put at the start of the aisle.
Credit: Locus Avenue Farm
#5 Rustic Wedding Party Introductions
A great way to introduce your wedding party is to have them enter the reception venue and lead into a choreographed square dance or line dance.
#6 Engagement Photos with a Rustic Feel
Have your engagement photo be a take off of the famous painting American Gothic, as seen below.
#7 Amber Twinkle Lights for Rustic Wedding Decor
Instead of white twinkle lights, use amber brown ones around pillars, tree trunks or strung between barn rafters. They are the same color as beer bottles.
Hope you enjoyed today’s post. Get more great ideas for your rustic, barn, country or vintage wedding with my e-book, 101 Rustic Wedding Ideas ($5) available at my Etsy shop… Gail.

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