The gift table can be a tricky part of a wedding reception. For some, receiving gifts is awkward and they don’t want the gift table to be the center of attention. For others, gifts are a burden and they don’t want to think about the gifts at all. Still others are excited about the gifts and reading the cards from their loved ones. These days, more and more people are forgoing the wrapped gifts in favor of just cards and money, because they already have most of the household items they need.
Wherever you stand on the issue, the gift table is a significant part of any wedding reception. The table should be easy to find but out of the way and somewhat innocuous. Once you’ve figured out the location, though, comes the fun part – the decorating. Of course, you’ll want to keep the decorations fairly simple. You can, however, go all out on the card box instead!
The card box is often the centerpiece of the gift table. It’s the clue your guests need to know where to leave their presents, before anyone else leaves a gift or card there, at least. So why not make it an eye-catching, comment-grabbing clue?
Are you having a black tie affair? Check out these two simple and elegant card boxes:
Speaking of floral themes, why not use a planter for your card box? This moss-covered square planter is beautiful, but any flower pot would do. You and your fiance could get a simple terracotta planter and paint it to match the rest of your decorations.
If you’re going for a more modern, simplistic feel for your wedding reception decorations, you need this gorgeously simple card box. The beautiful Circle of Love design and the engraved monogram make this a great keepsake box for after your wedding, too!
This rose gold terrarium card box is the perfect accessory for a floral or otherwise plant-themed wedding. Surround it with bouquets or potted plants or succulents to create a beautiful display. After the wedding, you can dry your bouquet and put them in the box, or you can turn it into an actual terrarium!
Elizabeth graduated from The University of Findlay with a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing. She now resides in Portland, Oregon where she is employed in the real estate business and is particularly enjoying the local cuisine. As a writer, Elizabeth believes in a quote from one of her favorite TV shows: "We have only two jobs on this Earth. The first: to learn. The second: to cope." A deep desire to learn struck Elizabeth when she was young, and now she hopes to help you cope by sharing information, and helping you apply the knowledge. Weddings and event planning can be overwhelming; sometimes it's okay to take a little advice from a stranger on the internet.
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