I have been thinking about what to do about a card box at our wedding for literally two months. And I still have nothing. I was originally going to go with an antique box/fruit crate because it goes with our aesthetic, but I think I'd prefer something that locks because our wedding is outdoors and even though there will be security, the front table will be awfully close to the entrance and it would be really easy for someone to walk by on the sidewalk, peek in, and grab a few envelopes.
I really do not want to use a birdcage. They're cute, but just would not go with our decor or venue at all. I've been cruising a bunch of antique stores, and found a few nice wooden boxes that I could add a lock to, but I have no idea how I would cut a slot in the top. I've search for antique locking mailboxes online, but have found nothing. I've looked on etsy, but all I find are the pretty generic papermache/cardstocky boxes that you can get at a craft store. That's just not my vision.
Our venue is a 1920s historic building with a lot of art deco elements. We've really stuck to that aesthetic but I am at such a loss as to what to do about the stupid card box. Anyone come up with something unique for their's???