18 Things You Can Use for a Card Box at Your Reception

Make a statement with one of these creative wedding card holder ideas.
by Bridget Clegg and Emily Platt

While some guests will mail you wedding gifts, others will bring them to the wedding. In turn, you'll want to create a pretty spot for them to unload your registry picks and Honeyfund checks. A cute wedding card box is a way to add personality to the gift table– just match it to your reception style by choosing the right type of wedding card holder. Shop or DIY these 18 creative wedding card box ideas for your reception.

1. A Vintage Suitcase

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

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From: A Simple Garden Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio

2. A Piñata (With a Top Hat!)

Ask guests to drop envelopes into a piñata that you and your partner can crack open together—talk about a fun idea.

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From: A Kimmel Center Wedding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3. A Mailbox Painted Gold

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

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From: A Southern Spring Wedding in Thompson, Georgia

4. An Upcycled Shelving Unit

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

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From: A Romantic Vintage Wedding in Loomis, California

5. A Mini Greenhouse

A terrarium-style wedding gift card box suits a garden wedding.

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From: An Outdoor Rustic Wedding in Woodbridge, Ontario

6. A Birdcage

We love birdcage wedding card holders for a whimsical celebration.

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From: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Shelbyville, Kentucky

7. A Lego Box

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

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

8. A Moss-Covered Gift Box

This rustic wedding card box is covered in real moss.

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From: A Traditional Romantic Wedding in Baltimore, Maryland

9. Stacked Paper Mache Hat Boxes

Classy hat boxes are a surprising wedding card holder choice.

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From: An Elegant Tented Wedding in Newport, Rhode Island

10. A Vintage Recipe Box (with Wooden Letters)

Cooks will love this wooden card box idea.

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From: A Rustic Glam Wedding in Benton Harbor, Michigan

11. A Picnic Basket

Want to get more life out of your flower girl basket? Turn it into a wedding card holder at the reception.

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From: An Intimate Wedding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12. A Custom Birdhouse

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 venue).

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From: A Destination Wedding in Grand Rapids, Ohio

13. An Antique Soda Crate

Love antiquing? The hobby offers plenty of wedding card box inspiration.

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

14. A Vintage Milk Cooler

Here's yet another vintage idea we love—especially for a farm wedding. If you don't want a milk box but you like the look of galvanized metal, consider a custom bin ($26) instead.

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

15. A Fabric-Covered Cash Box

There are plenty of ways to personalize a fabric wedding money box.

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From: An Outdoor Wedding in Austin, Texas

16. A Clear Acrylic Box with Wedding Logo

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

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From: A Festive Outdoor Wedding in Austin, Texas

17. A DIY Boombox Basket

music wedding card box
Jessica Monnich Photography

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

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

18. A Simple Box with Wood Burned Details

There's nothing as versatile as a wooden card box. You can etch it however you please.

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From: A Classic Cape Cod Wedding in Chilmark, Massachusetts


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