Wedding Card Box Holders are typically offered in simple, traditional colors like white and ivory. Another trend are the variety of wire holders. The shapes include birdcage, gazebo and square. All these designs work with any color scheme or wedding theme. You can embellish or decorate the box or area around the box to compliment your own style and wedding decor. Tip: If you don't find a wire card holder in a color you like, consider spray painting to match your theme.
Many brides ask if card holders come with a lock. This feature was available on older styles, but is no longer offered on holders. The manufacturers logic was "Who needs a lock when someone can pick up the entire holder?" Solution: Most guests drop off cards as they enter the reception, so ask your coordinator to lock the holder and cards in his/her office or a safe after the guests are seated. You may also consider asking a close family member or friend to take cards out of the holder and place in a safe so that the box always remains available for guests to drop off cards. Many hotels have safes available which gives only you - or your close family member/friend access.
A great alternative to a large card holder is a wedding money bag. If your culture is to have guests stop by the head table to congratulate you, you can have the bag available for the guest to slip the card inside as he/she gives you well wishes. A money bag is also great for the money dance! In the money dance, guests make an offering for the opportunity to dance with the bride or groom. It is a way of wishing good fortune to the newlyweds as well as helping them out financially.
Another useful alternative for a card holder is to use a basket. The only downfall is that guests, servers and other walker-bys can see what’s inside. Leaving items out and unattended could be at risk.