Post # 1
For our guest book, we are having guests write messages on vintage postcards, and placing them in an antique mailbox (a la Mrs. Cherrie Pie.) I was planning on writing our post-wedding address on each one and stamping it, to make it really obvious they will be mailed after the wedding, but I am starting to tire of wedding chores! Is that a total waste of time? I don’t want people to write in the address portion because that will make it harder to mail these later…
Post # 3
Well, realistically as a guest, I wouldn’t understand why you would feel compelled to actually mail them, since you already have them (and to do so, I would think, just don’t make any sense!). I think that it’s perfectly fine to have your guest write these and place them in the vintage mailbox, as that will be how they “deliver” them to you to read. No addresses or stamps required!
Post # 4
Yeah, I think addressing/stamping them is a wasted step (and money). We are doing something similar. We have ours at the guests’ seats with a jar of colored pencils on the table. The jar has a little note that instructs the guests to deposit the cards into the Card Mailbox, on the gift table, for us to use these well wishes (and drawings!) as our guestbook.
I guess if you really wanted to get the joy of getting mail, it would be a nice touch, but the guests are already in your presense… So, to me, it seems a little awkward.
Side note: I’m including a custom postcard in my welcome totes and considered adding a second one with our address for guests to send to us, too. For me though, that doesn’t seem as awkward, because they’re getting them at a welcome party, so not really a guestbook that gets mailed back.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t stamp them either. You might give each guest a second post card they can mail fom their home with their favorite memory of your wedding or sending a special thought. This is what we are doing as so much of our family and friends are coming from out of town. I thought it would be cool to have their after thoughts with their local postmarks.
Post # 6
Do you already have the postcards? If you are planning on getting your own custom postcards printed, you can usually get an address printed on.