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Caitlin (aka Harbs0412) is a wedding planner and postcard-lover from the USA. For her own wedding earlier this year, she decided to combine her two passions and include postcards on her special day! She explains:

Letter and postcard writing is a big part of my life. I have been a postcrosser for over 3 years and I have 7 penpals – a few friends from college but also some I have never met. My husband and I also have a long tradition of writing letters as he is in the military and when we are separated we write each other letters."

For some time before the wedding, Caitlin collected postcards from different places via Postcrossing. She then used her favourite received postcards to make a back drop in a frame for cocktail hour.

Caitlin's wedding Caitlin's wedding

She also collected blank postcards and had all her guests write notes on them… a guest book of sorts, written on postcards. A friend then saved the written cards, and will be in charge of mailing them to the couple throughout the year. Brilliant!

Caitlin's wedding Caitlin's wedding

What did people write on the cards? Caitlin says a little bit of everything, from advice for the newlyweds to kind words about the wedding… They’ve gotten a few of them back already, and had a lot of fun reading the spontaneous messages from their special day.

Caitlin's wedding

Doesn’t that sound like a lovely idea for postcard lovers? Well done Caitlin, and congratulations! :)

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46 comments so far

Krazy4Krsna, United States of America
So awesome! Congratulations!
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honeybee, Austria
What a fantastic idea. Congratulations!
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dgm, India
Innovative and creative idea. Congratulations. Wish you Happy Married life and Happy Postcrossing...
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moonlight-dancer, Germany
what a wonderful idea!! congrats to the happy couple :)
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juttertje, Netherlands
Congratulations! What a great idea, if I were ever to be married again (:)) I would do it too!
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Long a happy marriage Caitlin&husband!
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aberline, Australia
marvellous!
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akviinas, Latvia
Wonderful! I am getting married this Autumn and we have plan to use postcards as decor for guest book as well. Hopefully it will look as good as Caitlin's wedding cards! :)
Best wishes to new family!
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Craig0969, United States of America
Congratulations on your special day!! Here's to many happy years.
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SammyKruemel, Germany
Congrats! Great idea! :) Fantastic! :)
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Vivian827, China
Fantanstic!!!! Congrats!!!!:)
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beesknees, United States of America
Very nice idea.
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egggirl, United States of America
Love this! Need to plan my own wedding within the next few years -- might snag a few ideas.
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giacatalan, Philippines
Such a wonderful way of integrating postcards into their own special day. Congratulations!
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sacdalton, United States of America
What a great way to integrate your love of writing and postcards!
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Kat_44, United States of America
Very creative and fun! I predict a long and adventurous life together! Congratulations!!
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Ksuschka, Russia
It is an amazing idea! Congratulations!
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nelly_zhou, China
Congratulations!
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Axolotl_, Germany
This is so sweet! I bet it was a wonderful day. Congratulations. :)
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ipuenktchen, Iran
such a nice idea!!!! and congrats for the newlyweds!!!
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NazlieD, South Africa
Wow, what an awesome and interactive idea. Hope you had fun reading it and all the best for the future.
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franhunne, Germany
All the best to the happy couple! May they be able to look back to their letters and the cards from their guests in 50 years from now! And still be counting ...
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YITICH, Taiwan
Awsome idea
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LaternaMagica, Austria
This is freaking genius. (Saves it on Pinterest Board, together with 45.000 other ideas for weddings, even tough she will probably die alone with 200 cats but whatever ^^)
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Kereru, New Zealand
What a wonderful idea! How special is it that now they are receiving cards from their friends and family who were there on their wedding day.
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mounten, Italy
Congratulation for your wedding!!!!Fantastic idea.
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Breathvia, France
I think I am going to hire you to be my future wedding planner, haha. You did an awesome job!
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dershots, Canada
What a creative idea. I just may borrow it for my 50th birthday party in November. Congratulations and wishing you many happy years together.
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trolette, France
awesome idea ! all my congratulations !
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nananat, Brazil
What a sweet idea! Congratulations on your wedding! Wishing you all the best! :)
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ladibom7, New Zealand
and I bet everyone loved it too, don't ever stop :)
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leftyanswers, United States of America
Congratulations! And that idea is amazing!
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rosenbusch, Germany
Great idea! All the best for you and your husband.....
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elsiewent, South Africa
What a great idea. You will enjoy receiving the cards throughout the year. Congratulations on your wedding.

Something to think about what we did for my daughter's baby shower. We had all the guests write a card for each birthday up to 21, which her granddad wrote. This is given to her on every birthday.
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ConstantGardener, United States of America
Very SWEET!!!! CONGRATS!!! :)
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akalle, Sweden
What a nice idea, congrats to both of you and may your mailbox will be filled of letters and cards during the year
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Mlee, Hong Kong
Congrats! Congrats! Such a marvellous idea must have brought you loads of sweet memories! Best wishes!
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fisherman, Ireland
Lovely idea - Wishing you a happy life.
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Harbs0412, United States of America
This community is so lovely and wonderful. Thank you for all the kind wishes. ♥
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Braam, Australia
Warm Wishes & Congratulations to you & your hubby, Caitlin. What a wonderful, inclusive idea! I hope your mail-box is always full of cards, old & new, & that you share many happy years together. God Bless you both.
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mapa, Belgium
Great and original idea! Congratulations!
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nugget, United States of America
Such a sweet idea to have quests write you postcards! Congratulations and Best Wishes to you!
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ollieshmoly, United States of America
That is brilliant!
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Gertarud, Germany
I had a similar idea for a friend's wedding: I chose 52 postcards, wrote the week number and the couple's address on it and then the wedding guests had the chance to grab a postcard during a dancing game. Then they will have to send the postcard to the couple during the week which is written on the card. I hope the couple will have one card every week in their first year of marriage!
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Thenu, United Kingdom
What a wonderful and creative way to receive postcards from friends who were at your wedding. Congratulations! & all the best for your married life.
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HopeSelena, United States of America
What a wonderful idea!!! I love this. Congratulations on your wonderful day, many happy years ahead for you both. Please thank your husband for his service to our country.
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