Personalized Sand Ceremony Shadowbox
I wouldn't order this item again
I ordered this for my sand ceremony at my wedding. I wanted to be able to display it at the reception and be able to hold onto it for a lifetime.
I was unable to display it at the reception like I wanted. We did our ceremony and everything and afterwards when we were cleaning up the church to head to the reception I picked the box up only to discover it was leaking sand everywhere! I got lucky enough to find masking tape in the church and had to tape the outside of the box.. Not something I wanted to display. When we got home I had to glue around the outside of the glass on both sides because the sand just kept poring out of every edge.. I'm really not impressed by this at all! I would never recommend this to anyone. Also the etching on the glass with our initial names and dates cannot be read even with our bright colored sand in it! I'm very disgusted with this item!
October 24, 2014
Don't do it!
I would not recommend this product. The glass did not fit in properly and spilled our sand everywhere. Fortunately we practiced before and found that it leaked and was able to glue it before our big day. Not worth it though!
July 1, 2014
Thought it was going to be effective and was wrong
It looked really cool when we got it but we did a test run with the sand. The box started leaking everywhere from the glass. Tried super glue, still nothing. On our wedding day there was sand all over the table it was like we had never put the sand in there in the first place. Also, it would have been nice to know how many bags of sand it takes to fill the box when purchasing from oriental trading.
June 27, 2014
I was worried about ordering this due to all the bad reviews I saw, but I took a chance on it. Very poor quality. The glass was chipping on the sides, the box wasn't holding the glass securely, the clasp to close the box was missing and the personalization was VERY faint and could barely be seen. My favorite part about the transaction, was the customer service. They're wonderful and will willingly give you a refund or exchange it. Very pleased with the company, just not the box.
June 19, 2014
Cheaply Crafted Item
I purchased this item for my wedding sand ceremony. I wanted this shadow box because I thought it would be something that I could hold my sand in to cherish the memory for a lifetime. I was wrong!! As soon as we added the sand at the wedding ceremony it immediately began to seep out of the front of the box. The sand escaped through the glass & the wooden section of the box. Now my hubby and I don't have the memory of our sand ceremony after all. I'm very hurt & displeased with this cheaply made item.
June 10, 2014
Its okay for a last minute purchase.
You can tell its a little cheap. The glass was a little wobbly and latch/lock at the top really don't lock. we had to glue the edges to make sure our sand won't seep out
June 10, 2014
The box itself is beautiful!! The only issue we had was at my wedding when we added the sand it seeped out of the dudes of the glass.
June 8, 2014
Just as I ordered
The item ordered was exactly as shown in the catalog. The quality was good and I would recommend purchasing this item.
June 4, 2014
The shadowbox seems well made. It looks fantastic. The only part that isn't the greatest of quality is the metal clasp. It's kinda cheap, but as long as you're gentle with it, I think it will be just fine. Looking forward to use this at our wedding and to keep forever after!
June 3, 2014
One of a kind!
This is a one of a kind, beautiful product. READ THIS: I read previous reviews, therefore, I knew exactly what I was "in for". This item is FABULOUS~IF you order it in ADVANCE of your occasion. It needs to be "tweeked" a bit. The glass is not secure and if you were to pour sand in it upon receiving the item, the sand will seep out. I used clear caulking to secure the glass and wah-la, it is EXACTLY what we want and need for the occasion.
June 1, 2014