$120 seems steep for a card box!! Check out other Etsy shops, or Amazon, or Facebook Marketplace, or even check out local wedding groups on Facebook, I've seen many brides selling their signs/boxes/decor after their weddings for decent prices.
My future father-in-law made ours. It was a lot cheaper, and real wood. I can't believe it how much those things can be on Etsy! I've told him he needs to open his own shop. He also made our selfie frame.
We haven’t gotten that far yet but you can find them at the local craft stores (Joann, Michaels) in the wedding section. Make sure to use lots of coupons so you aren’t paying a lot.
In our families and social circles, couples use a basket and there isn’t any issue with theft because no one gives cash along with the full table of physical gifts. I attended a vow renewal awhile back where they used a cheap birdcage that no one could steal or get cards out of easily.
I think ours was a little over $100 but we feel like it was worth it because we're keeping it to store wedding related stuff like the cards we actually got and other little trinkets/small gifts from throughout the night. Even though it has our old date on it, we still used it.
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You can buy them at most craft stores this time of year and carve them just like a normal pumpkin. I saw this on pinterest and loved it. I will be using a large orange pumpkin. I will start by just carving the opening for the card then after the wedding I will cut the top or bottom off to retrieve the cards. That way once they are in there no one can walk away with a card or two or open them easily.
Not the best photo because the card box itself is angled a bit in this pic, but we got ours at TJ Maxx for $20. And it just says "Love" so we could potentially reuse it for another event (baby shower, birthday celebration) or let friends borrow it for their wedding events.