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18 Creative Wedding Card Box Ideas Perfect for Your Reception

A fun wedding card box is an unexpected way to show some personality at your wedding.
Emily Platt - The Knot E-commerce Editor
by Emily Platt
Emily Platt - The Knot E-commerce Editor
Emily Platt
Editor, E-Commerce
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Updated Nov 23, 2020
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While some guests will mail you wedding gifts, others might prefer to bring them to your wedding. That means you'll want to set up a pretty spot for them to drop off your registry picks and Honeyfund checks that's easy to spot, but doesn't get in the way of the party. But it's more than a good home for presents—whether it's quirky or classic, vintage or modern, a wedding card box is the perfect addition to your gift table too. Choose a wedding card box (or suitcase or piñata—yes, really!) that shows off your personality, matches your reception style and has enough room to house all your loved ones' gifts and best wishes. Where to begin? Shop or DIY one of these 18 creative wedding card box ideas for your reception.

1. A Vintage Suitcase

suitcase wedding card box

Throwing a retro or destination wedding? Turn a vintage (or vintage-inspired) suitcase into a wedding card box.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Simple Garden Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio

2. A Dapper Piñata (With a Top Hat)

piñata wedding card holder

Ask guests to drop envelopes into a wedding card piñata with true character. You and your partner can break this little guy open together—talk about a fun reception idea.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Kimmel Center Wedding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3. A Card Mailbox Painted Gold

mailbox wedding envelope holder

You've got mail—or at least, you will if you use a letter box as a wedding card holder.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Southern Spring Wedding in Thompson, Georgia

4. An Upcycled Shelving Unit

shelf wedding card holder

Try storing well-wishers' envelopes in repurposed furniture. A "cards" sign will make the piece's intention clear.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Romantic Vintage Wedding in Loomis, California

5. A Mini Greenhouse

glass wedding card box

A terrarium-style wedding card box seamlessly suits a garden wedding. Plus, we love how you can see all the sweet notes piling up inside.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: An Outdoor Rustic Wedding in Woodbridge, Ontario

6. A Birdcage

birdcage wedding envelope box

We love a simple gold or iron birdcage wedding card holder for a whimsical woodland celebration.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Shelbyville, Kentucky

7. A Colorful Lego Box

Lego wedding card box

Forget printed monograms—customize your wedding envelope box with Legos.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Garden Chic Wedding in River Vale, New Jersey

8. A Moss-Covered Gift Box

moss wedding money box

This rustic wedding card box is covered in real moss for a truly organic look. Keep it natural or spruce it up with an elegant white ribbon and calligraphed monogram (like this couple did).

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Traditional Romantic Wedding in Baltimore, Maryland

9. Stacked Papier-Mâché Hat Boxes

hat box wedding card holder

Classy hat boxes are a creative and unexpected choice. And we're not mad that this stacked wedding card box idea kind of resembles a wedding cake.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: An Elegant Tented Wedding in Newport, Rhode Island

10. A No-Fuss Recipe Box (with Wood Letters)

wooden wedding card box

Asking guests to share their favorite recipes with you? Have them pop their culinary secrets (and marriage secrets) into a sweet wood card box like this.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Rustic Glam Wedding in Benton Harbor, Michigan

11. A Vintage Picnic Basket

picnic basket wedding card box

Want to get more life out of your flower girl basket? Repurpose it as your wedding gift card box at the reception. And, hey, you can even give it a third life and use it for romantic newlywed picnics.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: An Intimate Wedding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12. A Custom Birdhouse

birdhouse wedding card holder

A custom birdhouse turned card box is the wedding keepsake you never knew you needed—bonus points if it looks like your newlywed home (or even your wedding venue).

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Destination Wedding in Grand Rapids, Ohio

13. An Antique Soda Crate

vintage wooden wedding gift card box

Love antiquing? Good news: Your hobby offers plenty of wedding card box inspiration.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Classic British-American Wedding in Brooklyn, New York

14. A Vintage Milk Cooler

vintage milk box wedding card holder

A rustic-chic milk box is another vintage idea we love—especially for a farm wedding. If you don't want a milk box, but still like the look of galvanized metal, get yourself a custom bin ($26) with a similar look instead.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Whimsical Rustic Wedding in Bear Mountain, New York

15. A Fabric-Covered Cash Box

fabric wedding card box

There are endless ways to personalize a fabric wedding money box. If you're feeling crafty, create your own—otherwise, you can find beautiful fabric card boxes to buy.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: An Outdoor Wedding in Austin, Texas

16. A Clear Acrylic Box With Your Wedding Logo

acrylic wedding gift card box

We recommend an acrylic wedding gift and card box for a sleek, modern event.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Festive Outdoor Wedding in Austin, Texas

17. A DIY Boombox Basket

music wedding card box

Celebrate your shared interest in music with a thematic wedding envelope box.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: An '80s-Themed Wedding in Austin, Texas

18. A Simple Wood Box With Custom Etchings

custom wooden wedding card box

There's nothing as versatile as a rustic wood wedding card box. You can inscribe it however you please: with your wedding date, initials, new monogram and more.

Shop this wedding card box idea:

From: A Classic Cape Cod Wedding in Chilmark, Massachusetts

Bridget Clegg contributed to the reporting of this article.

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