Different Types of Wedding Reception Card Holders

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A decorative card holder is a must for your wedding reception gift table. With growing numbers of guests deciding to give cash instead of a purchased gift from your registry, you're likely to receive a number of standalone cards. Having a convenient place to store them all will make it easier to pack everything up once the reception is over.

How to Make a Wooden Card Box

This wooden card box for your reception is a sturdy way to corral the cards you'll receive. It can also be used to store keepsakes after your wedding.


  • Wooden box
  • Acrylic paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Burlap
  • Letter stencils
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Double-sided tape
  • Chipboard monogram
  • Decorative laser cut paper


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  • Paint your wooden box the desired color.
  • Create a burlap banner that says "CARDS" by cutting small triangles from your burlap. Paint letters on each triangle using your letter stencils and white or very light colored acrylic paint. When the paint is dry, add twine to the back using your hot glue gun.
  • Attach banner to box using double-sided tape.
  • Decorate the front of your box using laser cut paper and a painted chipboard monogram. Choose colors that coordinate with the rest of your reception decor.

More Wedding Card Box Ideas

Here are some additional ideas you may wish to consider for your wedding reception card holder:

  • Wedding Cake: Paint several round paper mache boxes -- "hat" boxes are perfect --- and stack them together to look like a wedding cake. Use pearl trim to make "frosting" for your card box. You can either cut an opening in just the top box or cut through each box to create more space for storing cards.
  • Stack of Presents: Paint several square paper mache boxes to match your wedding colors. Stack the boxes together and cut openings for the cards using a utility knife. Add ribbon to make one large card holder that resembles a stack of wrapped wedding gifts.
  • Picture Frame Card Box: Purchase four identical square or rectangular photo frames. Join the frames together in a box shape using L brackets and screws. Create a top and bottom for your box using cardboard or foam board.
  • Metal Mailbox: Paint a metal mailbox to match your wedding colors. Add your monogram to the side of the box and leave it open for guests to slip cards into.
  • Pinata: This idea is perfect for a casual wedding. Choose a pinata that matches the theme of your wedding and cut a hole in the top that's large enough to slip cards into.
  • Vintage Birdcage: Spray paint a birdcage with metallic paint, then embellish with ribbon, flowers, or tiny bird statues for a charming way to collect your wedding cards.
  • Vintage Suitcase: A pretty suitcase can be left open to collect your cards. This idea works especially well if you're having a large wedding with many guests.
  • Wicker Picnic Basket: Add a festive banner in your wedding colors to a picnic basket and you'll have a clever way to collect your wedding cards. This is perfect for a country or outdoor wedding.
  • Mini Greenhouse: Add a vinyl decal to a glass greenhouse to make a unique card holder for your wedding reception.
  • Antique Soda Crate: An antique soda crate makes a good card holder for a rustic outdoor wedding. Add a chalkboard label, if desired.

Little Details Make Your Wedding an Event to Remember

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Since your cardholder will be one of the first things guests see when they enter your wedding reception area, it's important to choose a design that matches the style and tone of your event. Coordinating all the small details of your reception decor creates a cohesive look that's sure to make your nuptials an event to remember.