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Where to put the money envelope!!
So...my fiance and I are trying to come up with an alternative to the mailbox at the wedding in which people are supposed to put their money enevelopes...the only other things I have seen are the bird cage and the money sack...HELP! I dont really like any of those ideas. If anyone else has some suggestions that would be greatly appreciated.

Married: 09/06/2008
Posted On: Feb 1, 2008 at 9:41 AM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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MindyTwirl
Married: 06/27/2008
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Feb 01, 2008 at 11:01 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I actually have a few suggestions
http://storesense2.megawebservers.com/stores/h/HS3075/cataloglist.html
That's a link to really neat way. And you can get it to match your wedding colors :)
http://www.perfectweddingbox.com/info_pages.php?pages_id=18
This ones neat too and personalized, so it's also great to have as a keepsake.
Also depending on your nationality you can always do something neat, like Italians normally use a silk bag, well you could find a large vintage purse, place it open on a table..I always thought that was neat.
Anywho good luck, hope I was helpful :)

The Invitation Loungr

The Invitation Lounge
Feb 01, 2008 at 5:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am not sure sure about your budget but I have seen some ingenous ways of wrapping a box and cutting a hole in it....you have to see how some brides have been very creative in the presentation. You could as mentioned use the sack but that will become cumbersome during the reception. One or envelopes are fine but as you add them in, it becomes like carrying a "purse" or "bookbag"

Wingate Event Planning

Wingate Event Planning
Feb 01, 2008 at 8:53 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Perhaps you could try a decorative (small) treasure chest. Some craft stores sell them and you can decorate them yourself. You would take some material and glue it around the top (while the chest is open) cut a whole in it wide enough for envelopes. To accent the material, wrap tulle around it or a wide ribbon. You may even be able to find a suitable chest in a store you can decorate.

Et Lofte Events

ET LOFTE EVENTS
Feb 02, 2008 at 6:37 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Try to keep in mind that the moneybox will be looked at for the briefest of moments (while putting an envelope in the box/sack). But if you would prefer that your moneybox to stand out, in addition to the great ideas above here are some ideas:

An old-fashioned metal mailbox
A Birdhouse shaped like a home
A picnic basket decorated in vines or flowers
A simple coloured box with a slit in the top
A box wrapped like a wedding gift with a slit in the top
A large vase with petals or coloured stones in the bottom

Feb 03, 2008 at 12:42 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I've used pretty white hat boxes as an alternative
Feb 06, 2008 at 6:38 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Mindy posted a lovely link to a clear box with a mirrored back. That is perfect! Its personalized, AND when the wedding is over, you can put all your keepsakes, like your cake topper, and garter, and stuff in the box to display, and it will keep it all dust free!
Feb 06, 2008 at 11:39 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
My florist took a large fish bowl and put our names on it and two little fish kissing. Although we got married at the beach and our center pieces were fish, we did not have a beach theme. But this was completely cute and appropriate. It now holds my bouquet and other small items from the wedding. Have fun with it!
Another suggestion which I never thought of until someone mentioned it to me, make it something that somebody can't just walk by and pick a card out of. Like an open box is easy to grab out of, especially if you are having the reception at a public place. I know it sounds horrible but people do take cards because they more than likely have money in them.
Hope this helps.
Elizabeth
 

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