First class wedding postboxes
This week we’ve been thinking about ways to store your wedding cards on the big day. Let’s be honest; you know you won’t have the time to coordinate them, and the last thing you need is for one to go astray (especially if you’ve asked for money or honeymoon donations instead of gifts – these envelopes could be very valuable). But we’d like to think this is another opportunity to get creative, as well practical. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite ideas and, as always, we’d love to hear yours too!
Using vintage suitcases is a trend we’ve seen gathering pace over the past few years, so we had a go at creating our own with wooden letters from letters etc and baroque style hanging bird decorations by The Orchard.
Another popular idea is using a birdcage as a postbox. You could fashion your own using these round aged metal birdcages by Monty’s Vintage Shop or go for one that’s been specially designed to accommodate wedding post – this bird cage post box by Hope and Willow is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
If you like the idea of incorporating a birdcage into your wedding, you could also try the wire birdcage photo and memo holder by The Orchard and have guests peg their cards to it on the big day (more stock will be available in early October!)
Our Merchandising Manager, Danielle, was married at the end of August (find out more about her pre-wedding planning here). To create a distinctive card-collection point, Danielle bought a personalised wooden crate from Plantabox and had it personalised with her & her fiancé’s initials. They’re now making equally good use of it at home, where it’s become a stylish new wine rack.
If you want something a little more traditional, these personalised wedding post box by Dreams to Reality Design Ltd can be personalised with your names, initials, venue name, reception end time and wedding date.
We asked around the office to see if anyone else had come across a bright idea for wedding card storage:
“I once went to a wedding on a farm – the couple were farmers themselves. They had a pair of wellies to collect cards and a huge bucket for presents, which really made us laugh. It might not have been everyone’s cup of tea, but it was very apt for the bride and groom.“ Nicki, Relationship Marketing Manager
“When I got married last year, we covered a cardboard box with brown paper to hold all our cards. We printed the London skyline across the bottom using the same stamp we’d used on our invitations and I bought a sign from Delightful Living Weddings to hang from the top.” Louise, Weddings Business Manager
Have you been creative with your wedding post box, or seen any other imaginative ways to collect cards? Let us know by commenting below or sending us a tweet @notonthehighst