Finding the right wedding card box is not easy when planning all the wedding details. There aren’t many budget-friendly choices at bridal shops. They may be beautiful, but they’re not always worth the money if you will only use them once. If you are planning to have a red themed wedding, here are some easy and cost effective ideas for your wedding card box.
Are you having a casual outdoor wedding? Consider using a giant picnic basket for your wedding cards. Line the basket with a big white and red checkered table cloth that peeks out along the edges for a fun and familiar red wedding card box. You can find good quality baskets at TJ Maxx and Marshalls. For a more expensive basket that is made by hand and will last forever, try the Longaberger brand. Longaberger also sells various red liners.
Although it may seem like a strange suggestion, a shoebox is the perfect size for cards, and the top makes it easy to transport from the wedding venue to your home. Just decorate it with fun red wrapping paper. You can make it classy with metallic red paper or fun with a great print. Guests will appreciate that your red wedding card box is pretty, and you’ll like that it’s also very cheap! This is a great alternative wedding card box for brides who are environmentally conscious, because it’s reused and can be recycled if you use wrapping paper.
If your wedding is a little more formal, consider buying a medium sized birdcage for your wedding cards. To go with the red theme, just tie a simple red bow on the top of the cage, or for a more dramatic effect, spray paint the box with red glitter or red gloss. Just make sure the “door” is large enough to fit non-standard envelopes.
Wedding cake box
This wedding card box requires a little more effort, but it’s creative and looks fantastic at the reception. You will need three red or white hat boxes (with lids) of varying sizes. The thinner the material, the better. First, trace the bottom of the medium sized box on the top of the largest box. Cut out the circle with an exacto knife, but leave about an inch more material around the edge of the circle. Next, trace the bottom of the smallest box on the top of the medium sized box. Again, using an exacto knife, cut out a slightly smaller circle than the one you traced. Finally, hot glue the medium bottom to the larger top, and the smaller bottom to the medium top. Assemble the three boxes and cut a large slot in the smallest top for guests to insert their wedding cards. The final result looks like a wedding cake!