Post # 1
I want a non-traditional guestbook for my September wedding that gives guests the time and space to write something meaningful if they so choose, and avoids making anyone stand in line, plus is something that might be enjoyable to save and look at in the future. I’ve tossed around the picture mat or engraveable platter, but I’m just not feeling it, so I think postcards it is. We will be married in Michigan, but have made our home together in Seattle, so I think it would be a fun to offer guests stamped Seattle postcards to use for our well wishes. My plan is to have a mailbox available at the reception for guests to place the cards in, or of course they can drop them in the usps later on. The cards can be organized into an album or pretty box to save and maybe we can even use the mailbox at our home. Check out the first blog that was posted on Thursday for an inspiration picture!
My question is: How do you best organize this? How do you explain to guests what to do with the postcards? Where do you set them out to avoid lines or chaos? What do you do for writing utensils? When: cocktails, reception, etc.?
If you’ve used the postcard type guestbook, or even if you haven’t and have some organization tips for me, I’d love to hear them! What do you think about postcards!?!?
Post # 3
i don’t have advice- just wanted to say what an Awesome idea you’ve got there.
Post # 4
What about placing a card at each place setting on the plate or something. You could also have pens with your names on them or something like that that they can use to write on them with.
Post # 5
I don’t know how formal your wedding is, but for more casual weddings I’ve seen adorable pictures of tea tins, cans, jars, etc. filled with all different colored pens and pencils–it’s a small touch but looks very sweet and thoughtful.
I love your idea! I think using a box instead of an album to store them in later on would be great, so you can see both sides of the postcard. You can prominently place a sign by your escort cards or board so all the guests have to see it… or, if you put a postcard at each place setting, you could put a label on each postcard telling them what to do. Or do both to cover all your bases–you never know what will happen to guests after one g&t. 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for your reassurance that this is a good idea! I’m glad you think it will work. I like the idea of a container with pens on the tables. We are using a few "wine" details, so maybe a wine glass (deep one) holding pens would work?
Post # 7
We’re also planning on using postcards but I definitely haven’t figured out all the details for that yet (wedding is FAR away in May ’09) — thanks for the tips, everyone! :o)
Post # 8
I’m thinking about doing this for my destination wedding, I have some pictures and wording ideas in my knot bio I’ll list below. You can probably just play around with the word and re-phrase it, hope this helps!