It’s a real challenge for us to put our blonde heads together and dream up fresh takes on the sign-in station or guest book concept for each of our weddings. There’s something really cool about shaking it up, as it were, especially if you know your crowd will be game.
We deployed one of our favorite takes on this tradition at a Hilton Head wedding we pulled off this past Fall, which you may have seen here. Here’s what went into it:
I spent the Spring and Summer collecting vintage postcards from all the states from whence our clients’ guests would be coming.
Time trolling Etsy and Ebay turned up a host of cool display pieces, from antique library card files to vintage copper measuring cups.
We lined our card files with foil and then flooded them with dry Great Northern white beans as foundation for the cards.
We tiled the cards vertically in the beans and filled the copper cups with Le Pen pens in our client’s coordinating colors. I also picked up this lovely patinated old cartel and used it as a central feature on the Postcard Sign-in Station so guests could sign a card, then pop it into the cartel for others’ perusal.
Each day after the couple’s honeymoon, we put one postcard in the mail to them from Charleston so they could get daily mail in the form of wedding wishes from their wedding guests.
Guests loved it! Hope you do too . . .