We’ve all been there, arriving at a wedding reception clutching our carefully chosen best wishes and if we are feeling especially generous perhaps even a cheque to the happy new couple, to then go through that awkward moment of establishing exactly where or whom our cards need to be left with, a chore that eats into valuable champagne celebration time! Time to get crafty and see how we at The Last Detail would decorate our own wedding post boxes…
Set to see increasing popularity during 2012, the Wedding Post Box is an essential item to allow guests to easily leave you cards, monetary gifts and keepsakes for your special day and remove any worry of these items being misplaced. Enjoy receiving your first mail as Mr. & Mrs. at the end of the day when you sit down together to open your Wedding Post Box. Here at The Last Detail, we supply them in a plain, glossy white card giving you the ideal blank canvas upon which to create your own personalised decorating touch…
In order to get the creative juices flowing, I’ve come up with five different ways you could decorate your Wedding Post Box.
1. In a nod to good old Royal Mail, you could copy your personal details in the same style as those found on traditional post boxes. I’ve completed the authentic overgrown country post box look with some ivy pulled off the garden fence and simply attached with florist’s wire (florist’s wire is my best friend in most ‘make and do’ projects!). The ivy will look good for at least 3 days, so this look can be easily achieved in advance of your big day.
2. For something a bit more fun, why not turn your wedding Post box into a photo collage of you and your betrothed. I’ve gone for the simple approach of sticking photographs on willy nilly, with no regard to the edges of the post box. This idea is very personal and gives guests a nice insight into various moments in your relationship that have been caught on camera!
3. If you have a specific theme to your wedding day or wedding table decorations, try tying that into how you decorate your Wedding Post Box. Since spring is upon us, I’ve chosen a spring theme with moss green organza ribbon, home made paper bunting and spring flowers, finished off with a few purple glitter butterflies here and there.
4. Why not take inspiration from our huge range of beautiful wedding favours and truss your Wedding Post Box up as a giant favour box. I found that organza chair bows were a great size to create a large sumptuous bow.
5. If getting tied up in ribbons and glue isn’t for you, then do not worry. A quick, but still attractive way of displaying your Wedding Post Box is with a nice framed photograph of you & your new hubby simply placed in front of the post box. I also chose to spruce this up with some scattered gold Just Married table confetti across the top of the box and table.
On a quick final note, also think about how to display your Wedding Post box. Use an adequate sized table allowing you space to perhaps have some flowers, candles or even some chocolates for your guests to help themselves. Look around your home for ‘prop’ inspiration that could also be used to add an extra personal touch to your Wedding Post Box. Happy Decorating!