Looking for an incredibly simple and visually interesting way to collect cards at your wedding? You might want to consider using a decorative suitcase. I used a stack of two different suitcases with small, custom-cut paper letters that spell “Cards.”
I found relatively inexpensive yet nice quality suitcases at a variety of places, including Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, and Amazon (see a selection from Amazon, below). You could also keep an eye out at antique stores or shows such as the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market (in Phoenix and southern California).
I found a fun font and used my KNK Zing to cut out the letters to spell “Cards.” I strung it up with bakers twine (such as this one) and small wooden clothes pins (like these). You could also write or print a sign on cardstock and place it in a nice holder (maybe like the ones below).