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helenparki
Beginner May 2012

Wishing Well / Postbox alternatives

helenparki, 1 February 2012 at 14:27 Posted on Planning 0 21
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We have asked for vouchers or money as our wedding gift and rather than using the same Wishing Wells / Postboxes to collect the cards in, is there anything different? What are you using?

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Latest activity by 3d jewellery, 5 February 2012 at 11:45
  • Recycledbride
    Beginner June 2012
    Recycledbride ·
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    Something like this, but I am using vintage Lexicon cards to spell "cards"


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  • O
    Beginner August 2012
    o'malley ·
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    Love that idea heyjude

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  • helenparki
    Beginner May 2012
    helenparki ·
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    I love that idea but it's not really our theme as it's vintage Smiley smile

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  • honeysparkle
    Beginner June 2012
    honeysparkle ·
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    My step sister used a wire framed manaquin (sp) I thought that was a nice idea

    or how about a washing line type thing, bits of ribbon with wooden pegs ? x

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  • I
    Beginner January 1999
    irrelephant ·
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    this as well. I got a vintage suitcase from ebay for £1.74, and will be getting having CARDS spelled out in pretty card.

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  • Katie V
    Katie V ·
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    I love this idea: http://pinterest.com/pin/3729612161228313/

    I think it's really original.

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  • T
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    Teal ·
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    My brother made me a little house out of plywood with a hinged lid, slot for envelopes & padlock. As we are saving to buy a house, it seemed fitting. Bit like a dolls house really, but with the roof on a hinge to open up. I've seen something similar ot hobbycraft.

    My only concern about the open suitcase, or anything without a padlock, it safety. I'd like to think I can trust my guests, but there are also TOG, VOG, DJ, wait staff, bar staff, decorators, hotel staff etc etc.

    You wouldnt leave thousands of pound notes just sitting on a table, so I dont know why people think its safe to leave them open to everyone just because they are in a card?

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  • Recycledbride
    Beginner June 2012
    Recycledbride ·
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  • S
    Beginner May 2013
    sgreen ·
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    I'm using a traditional gingham laced wicker basket.

    But can I add I love that suitcase idea I see above me?

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  • W
    Beginner July 2012
    Wherts2b ·
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    I looooove this! But can't find any nice suitcases on ebay with the pocked bit inside to hook the pegs onto. Will keep searching....

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  • M
    Beginner July 2012
    Mrswebb2b ·
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    We are using a birdcage, our theme is kind of english country garden

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  • Gurzle
    Beginner April 2013
    Gurzle ·
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    We've hired a white royal mail post box which will have a personalised plaque on it...I know it's still a standard post box, but it's not the regular tall cardboard ones you usually see at weddings.

    Also, it is lockable - we have exclusive use of our venue, but things can get lost/go missing etc and I'd rather they were all somewhere safe for peace of mind.


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  • D
    Beginner May 2012
    dlees81 ·
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    Can I crash this one please? I've been thinking about something like this as although we haven't asked for money or vouchers, so don't need something secure, I'm pretty sure a lot of guests will bring cards that I'd like to contain tidily but discretely. OH wouldn't want anything as he wouldn't want to appear to presume people will bring them, hence extra discretion on my wishlist. But I can just see the cards piling up on a table and getting in the way. A suitcase, though I love the look, wouldn't really suit our garden theme, any suggestions? Happy to DIY it.

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  • Flamin Nora
    Beginner August 2013
    Flamin Nora ·
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    Weve bought an american postbox and want to decorate it a little like this - like the film UP


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  • CIAPhotography
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    Hi there

    You could try a wishing tree, I've seen trees at weddings I have photographed. You write a message on a little heart shaped piece of paper and add it to the tree. Also used as guest book alternatives.

    I've seen bird cages and red royal mail post boxes too.

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  • Recycledbride
    Beginner June 2012
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    What about something like a wheelbarrow, like ths one, could be painted and decorated in your colours

    [View:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Decorative-Wooden-Planter-Wheelbarrow-Wheel-barrow-/180808734152?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Garden_Plants_Pots_Window_Boxes_CV&hash=item2a190a55c8#ht_818wt_698:550:0]

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    Not a very clear pic, but what about thiss

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  • T
    Beginner June 2013
    tware ·
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    Love this could you provide the details or contact to hire? Thanks

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  • honeysparkle
    Beginner June 2012
    honeysparkle ·
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    Love this ? My 3yr ols fav film! x

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  • D
    Beginner May 2012
    dlees81 ·
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    Loving the wheelbarrow idea! Thanks! I will put something similar to him closer to the time- we have so much else left to sort out that he is likely to dismiss these details out of hand right now.

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  • 3d jewellery
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    You could use a wicker picnic hamper instead of a case

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