Newport Nuptials: You’ve Got Mail

Our guestbook is slowly being delivered…one postcard at a time. I was so in love with the idea of a postcard guestbook as you’ll see here and here. It is amazing!

I love reading the different responses. We’ve gotten some really sweet ones and some that made us laugh. Starfish Mom has been sending them to us and we tend to get about 2 postcards per week. I love checking the mail to see if a new one came in. It makes a mundane task like checking the mail super fun and I get to continue to relive our wedding each week in our first year of marriage.

I created about 8 different designs.

We also had different postcard styles for the backing. We wanted to give prompts to inspire guests to leave more personal and unique messages. If people just wanted to leave a message, they could fill out this design:

If they needed some prompts, there were also options like this one:

We had the postcards set up during cocktail hour and we also had one at each place setting so hopefully we will get a note from every guest.

We left a note about what to do and a bunch of pens.

The drop us a line idea was completely inspired by Mrs. Gloss’ adorable note cards for her friend.

We still have five months to go, but we’ve already gotten some repeaters. I think Bridesmaid M filled out one of each design! I absolutely love checking our mail box to see if we have a new postcard. We have many more months to look forward to!

What detail were you the most excited about for your wedding?

All photos by David Bibeault, including engagement photos used on postcards. A few were edited by me to remove names.


Mrs. Starfish

Wedding Date:
October 2010
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  1. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:57 am

    This is such a sweet idea! I loved getting RSVPs in the mail, and this is a great way of giving you something to look forward to after the wedding, too!

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    blu77 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:27 am

    One of the best ideas I have seen!

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    tntrav44 1455 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:31 am

    This is SO COOL! Now I wanna do it! haha

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:58 am

    This is so cute!! I love the pictures, quotes, getting fun mail, all of it!

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    PitBulLover 8411 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 11:16 am

    This is the best guestbook idea ive seen. I wish I had done this! I am so jealous you are still getting personal mail!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:53 am

    That is such a great way to keep the trips to the mailbox fun after the wedding!!

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    AdrienneB 53 posts, Worker bee @ 12:20 pm

    What a fabulous idea!! I love that you get to relive your wedding day during your first year of marriage! :)

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    funfetticupcakes 332 posts, Helper bee @ 1:28 pm

    Thank you SO much for this idea!!! I was looking for something different than the traditional guestbook and I LOVE this! Just made some on vistaprint (100 for free, just pay shipping!) so I only made 2 styles, but I love them and can’t wait to use them!

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    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:56 pm

    This is such a great idea!

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    eeper 129 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:52 pm

    Love this so much. If I am ambitious, maybe I can work this into my sister’s wedding next year…

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    miss.qwerty 206 posts, Helper bee @ 9:59 pm

    This is such a neat idea!

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    aimros 37 posts, Newbee @ 9:51 am

    Mrs. Starfish, I love this idea! I was planning on going a non-traditional route with our guestbook, and I think this would be perfect. Where did you design/print your postcards?

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 12:07 pm

    What a great idea!

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