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25 Unique and Stylish Wedding Post Box Ideas to Wow Your Guests

Planning a wedding involves considering countless details, and one of those often overlooked elements is the wedding post box. If you're expecting your guests to bring cards to wish you well on your special day,...

Planning a wedding involves considering countless details, and one of those often overlooked elements is the wedding post box. If you're expecting your guests to bring cards to wish you well on your special day, you'll want a wedding post box that is both stylish and unique. Whether you're on a tight budget or looking for something modern and practical, we have the perfect wedding card storage holder for you.

Wedding Post Box Card Ideas Joshua Rhys Photography Photo: Joshua Rhys Photography via Old Barn Wedding

Unique & Stylish Wedding Post Box Ideas

Let's explore some creative ideas that will make your wedding post box stand out. From DIY options to budget-friendly choices and modern card storage solutions, we've got it all covered. These ideas are suitable for every couple and wedding style.

1. Wooden Crates

Wooden crates provide a beautifully rustic look and can be easily found at affordable prices, or maybe even for free! You can add flowers and cute decorations that match your wedding theme to make them even more appealing.

Wedding Post Box Card Crates Lauren May Photos Photo: Lauren May Photos via Yew Tree Farm Wedding

2. Mini Ottoman

For a unique keepsake post-wedding, consider a custom mini ottoman card box. You can even make your own by upholstering a plain box and adding a lid with hinges. It's a cute and personalized option.

Wedding Card Post Box Idea Mini Ottoman James and Kerrie Photography Photo: James and Kerrie Photography via Holbrook Manor Wedding, Card Box: Sparrow and Plumb

3. Wooden Campervan

If you're feeling crafty, create your own mini campervan using wood. Alternatively, you can rent or buy a ready-made campervan post box. It adds a touch of whimsy to your wedding decor.

Wedding Post Box Card Idea Mini Campervan Daniel Lightening Photography Photo: Daniel Lightening Photography via Farmyard Wedding

4. Traditional Post Box

Go for a classic and timeless look by renting or buying a traditional post box for your wedding. Personalize it with a sign displaying your names and wedding date for an added touch of elegance.

Wedding Post Box Idea Traditional Firewood Film Photo: Firewood Film via Fun Colourful Barn Wedding

5. Terrarium

Create an elegant and versatile display by using a classy white terrarium from IKEA. It complements any wedding decoration style and can be used to grow plants after the wedding as well.

Wedding Post Box Cards Idea Terrarium Terri & Lori Photo and Film Photo: Terri & Lori Photo and Film via Boho Rustic Barn Wedding

6. Wooden Barrel Table

Think outside the box and use a wooden barrel as your card table. It adds a rustic and unconventional touch to your wedding setup.

Wedding Card Post Box Idea Gold Glass Martin Venherm Photography Photo: Martin Venherm Photography via Falside Mill Wedding Styling & Props: Fifty Six Events

7. Mailbox

Make your wedding post box personal by using a metal mailbox, just like the one used at my own wedding! We spray-painted our hands, our children's hands, and our surname on it. It's now a cherished memento that we plan to display in our garden or home.

Wedding Post Box Idea Mail Metal Alexa Loy Photo: Alexa Loy via Our Wedding Reception

8. Vintage Suitcase

Search your loft or local charity shops to find a cool vintage suitcase to hold your wedding cards. It adds a nostalgic touch to your wedding decor.

Wedding Post Box Cards Idea Suitcase Bloom Weddings Photo: Bloom Weddings via Animal Lovers Wedding

9. Wooden House

For a simple and adorable wedding post box, consider a wooden house made from scratch. It's a charming addition to your wedding decorations.

Wedding Post Box Idea Birdbox Wooden House Lisa-Marie Halliday Photography Photo: Lisa-Marie Halliday Photography via Beauvale Priory Wedding

10. Painted Post Box

Get creative and DIY your own cardboard box by painting it with your wedding colors. It's a simple and cost-effective option that can be customized to match your wedding theme.

Wedding Post Box Bright Painted The Dignums Photo: The Dignums via Birtsmorton Court Wedding

11. Cardboard Box

Sometimes, the simplest option is the most ingenious. A simple cardboard box can look pretty and be an inexpensive alternative. You can even try your hand at creating your own unique design.

Wedding Card Post Box Cardboard Bloom Weddings Photo: Bloom Weddings via The Barns East Yorkshire Wedding

12. Wicker Basket

If you already own a wicker basket with a lid, repurpose it to hold your wedding cards. It's a sustainable option that can be used after your celebrations as well.

Wedding Card Post Box Basket Hamper Emma Adamson Photography Photo: Emma Adamson Photography via Whinstone View Barn Wedding

13. Wooden Drawer

Do you have a beautiful piece of furniture at home? Bring along one of its drawers and add a sign to transform it into a charming wedding post box. It's a free and cute option.

Wooden Post Box Card Idea Wedding Drawer Photography34 Photo: Photography34 via Industrial Cool Museum Wedding

14. Metal Bucket

Add a touch of whimsy to your wedding decor by using a pretty metal bucket as your card box. Plus, you can use it later to keep drinks cold on your wedding anniversary!

Wedding Card Post Box Metal Bucket Grace Elizabeth Photography Photo: Grace Elizabeth Photography via Iridescent Sequin Wedding Dress

15. Guitar Case

If you're a guitarist or have a musician in your life, using a guitar case as a wedding post box adds a unique and music-inspired touch to your wedding decor.

Wedding Post Box Idea Guitar Case Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Barn Norfolk Wedding

16. Drum

If a guitar isn't your thing, why not consider using a drum as your wedding post box? It's a fun and eye-catching alternative.

Wedding Card Post Box Drum Ayesha Photography Photo: Ayesha Photography via Elsecar Heritage Centre Wedding

17. Glass House

Create a romantic atmosphere with a glass house as your wedding post box. Decorate it with delicate scrabble tile decorations for an extra touch of elegance.

Wedding Card Post Box Glass House Wooden Amy Lou Photography Photo: Amy Lou Photography via Wylam Brewery Wedding

18. Doll's House

Craft or purchase a doll's house to use as an adorable card box. This option is perfect if you have kids or are planning to have them in the future. Imagine the joy they'll experience playing with it in the years to come.

Wedding Card Post Box Dolls House Hannah Dornford-May Photography Photo: Hannah Dornford-May Photography via Whimsical Floral Lodge Wedding

19. Birdbox

Pick up an inexpensive birdbox or create your own. It's a charming option that doubles as a home for birds after your wedding.

Wedding Post Box Card Idea Birdbox James Grist Photography Photo: James Grist Photography via Crafty Tea Wedding

20. Shopping Trolley

For a fun and quirky card box idea, decorate a shopping trolley! It's a unique choice that adds a touch of humor to your wedding decor.

Wedding Post Box Card Holder Shopping Trolley Pete Cranston Photo: Pete Cranston via Alternative Creative Budget Wedding

21. Picnic Hamper

Embrace the charm of a picnic by using a picnic hamper as your card box. It's a delightful way to add a quaint touch to your wedding festivities.

Wedding Card Post Box Picnic Hamper Story & Colour Photo: Story & Colour via Homespun Fun Country Barn Wedding

22. Wire Basket

Wire baskets are readily available in many stores and make an excellent choice for a card box. They are simple, practical, and do the job perfectly.

Wedding Post Box Wire Basket Idea Two D Photography Photo: Two D Photography via Raw Industrial Barn Wedding Ideas Styling: Songbird Weddings and Events

23. Rope Card Box

Decorate your card box with rope for a charming nautical style. It's a unique option that adds a touch of seaside whimsy to your wedding decor.

Wedding Post Box Rope Idea Cards Michelle Huggleston Photo: Michelle Huggleston via Relaxed Fun Beach DIY Wedding

24. Round Boxes

Stacked round boxes can resemble a wedding cake and serve as an elegant and eye-catching card box. It's a creative choice that adds a unique twist to your wedding setup.

Wedding Card Post Box Round Cake Cornelia Lietz Photo: Cornelia Lietz via Cool Summer Germany Wedding

25. Paper File

Sometimes, the simplest items can be the most ingenious. Explore local stationery stores or car boot sales for inspiration. You may find a creative paper file for your wedding cards that adds a touch of uniqueness to your special day.

Wedding Post Box Card Idea File Samantha Ward Photography Photo: Samantha Ward Photography

How Do You Collect Wedding Cards On The Day?

To collect wedding cards on your special day, the best approach is to create a designated card table or post box. By doing so, your guests will know exactly where to leave their cards or gifts, ensuring they are kept safe throughout the celebration.

How Do You Display A Card Box At A Wedding?

The best way to display a wedding card box is by providing it with its own table. You can place the card box alongside other wedding details, such as the guest book, to create a cohesive display. Make sure to position the card table in a visible location, easily accessible to your guests. It's also essential to keep the area surrounding the table spacious enough for guests to move around comfortably.

Consider keeping your card or gift table in a secure place, whether it's with your venue or a trusted person. If you have high-value items, it's wise to place the table away from the exit, where the general public has access. Additionally, you could ask someone to periodically collect the cards and gifts to store them securely during the festivities.

Lastly, it's a good idea to keep the card and gift table away from the bar area to prevent any accidental spills or damage.

Do You Need A Wedding Card Box?

The decision to have a wedding card box is entirely up to you. There are no strict rules when it comes to wedding planning. If you don't expect to receive many cards and gifts or have explicitly requested not to have them, you can choose not to have a card box.

However, it's worth considering where guests will place their cards and gifts if you decide not to provide a designated area. Without a card box or table, guests may opt to hand their cards directly to you. While this approach can work, it may not be ideal if you prefer not to handle cards during the busy moments of your wedding day, such as during the dance floor action or your drinks reception.

A wedding post box offers a self-service option for guests, ensuring a convenient and organized way to collect cards and gifts throughout the day.

What Can You Do With A Wedding Card Box After The Day?

If you don't hire your wedding card box from a decor rental company, you may consider the future use of the box. Here are some ideas on what you can do with your wedding card box after the festivities:

  • Sell it to another couple who can use it for their wedding.
  • Give it away to someone you know who is getting married.
  • Repurpose it as storage in your home or garden.
  • Display it as a decorative piece in your home or garden.

Remember, your wedding card box can serve as a lasting reminder of your special day, even after the celebration ends.

Further Reading:

  • 65 Wedding Centrepiece Ideas
  • 66 Wedding Table Plan Ideas

Originally written by intern Anna, updated by Lou to provide fresh ideas and content to inspire your day.