Today marks three months since Curtis and I were married! A quarter of a year. This summer is flying by!
One of my favorite details of our big shindig was our 'guestbook' because it wasn't really a book at all. I wanted to have something that we would look at again and be fun for guests so we devised a plan to have a DIY station at the wedding for folks to draw/write/compose us a postcard!
We entrusted our good friend Marissa to set up the post-making post and to mail the cards to us after the big day.
We supplied postcard stamps and stickers and all manner of marker and crayon. I left an ink pad and a rubber stamp with our address as well as some animal stamps - naturally.
Some cards were blank, some were vintage NH and Boston touristy postcards. Marissa is VERY serious about mail and even made a little sign about how to properly layout a postcard - these instructions were followed and ignored as each guest preferred.
Our wedding was a daytime affair and we wanted folks to have a couple of 'activity' options since we suspected there wouldn't be a lot of drinking/dancing going on. The postcard table was a hit and I was thrilled and really touched to see how hard people worked on their cards! The smallest guests really took to the table and we received more than one greeting from each kid at the wedding!
As we wandered around the reception talking to people, it was really fun to see people hard at work on their correspondence - to us!
Having Marissa play postmistress was key. At the end of the party she collected up the cards and mailed them to us. AND because she staggered the mailings, we were getting postcards in our mailbox for more than a month after our wedding!
I love having these little keepsakes that are totally unique and a lot more engaging than a name on a line in a book.
(day-of photos taken by Lindsay Metivier - she's the BEST.)