Ideas & Inspirations: selfie post box hire
You’ve seen it at parties, particuarly weddings – that attractive, locked post box. But did you know, a wedding post box hire can be so much more?
POST BOX HIRE - TO SELFIE OR NOT TO SELFIE?
It’s your big celebration! Your generous guests are arriving with cards, vouchers and gift envelopes – some may even have cash in them. How do you keep it all safe, without getting too preoccupied to party?
A decorative, lockable post box ensures a safe place for depositing envelopes, cards and small gifts. And, as you’d expect, we have a superb choice on offer. Our traditional post box has an attractive design and neutral colour to fit in with most themes. It’s a popular addition to party gift tables and can be personalised with names and date of the event. You could also dress it up for the event, for instance with fairy lights or bunting, if you choose!
But you could also go for the latest innovation – a photo post box. Our selfie post box hire brings guests the chance to easily take photos as they drop off their envelopes. The easy-to-use digital display means they can also share the photo on social media and share with their friends.
It’s also a fun, thoughtful way to gift photo mementoes of the event to your guests. It’s also helpful to you if you’re not having an ‘official’ photographer. Plus, having access to the copies means no missing out when friends forget to share photos of your party.
And if you don’t want your party pics shared on social media? The selfie post box has settings which make it easy to turn the facility off, so you’re in complete charge of where the photos end up.
Whichever of our post box hire options you choose, both are easy to use and can be personalised to suit your celebration – whether it’s a wedding or not!
Both are fully lockable to keep cards and gift envelopes safe. We’ll provide the key for someone responsible to look after, so you can retrieve your gift envelopes and cards at the end of your do.
where there's a post box, there's a party ...
Of course, weddings, anniversaries and engagements are the obvious and traditional celebrations for making the most of a post box. However, Sean’s got plenty of ideas of other events where a post box is a fun and helpful addition to the party …
A post box at a baby shower makes it easy to keep gifts and cards safe. It also creates a focal point for the gift table and, if you’re using the selfie post box option, means you’ll have lasting photo memories of each gift-giver and guest.
If there’s not going to be a gender-reveal, a post-box can also be used to create a gender-guess party game. The easiest way to manage this is to have two stacks of cards: pink or blue. Guests write their name on for their chosen gender and pop it into the box.
This works well with the traditional post box, and a variation with the selfie post box is that guests can take their photo holding their guess card. And of course, they get a copy of the photo as a memento.
The winners can be revealed after the birth, as a fun way to keep the game going for a while longer!
Our lockable post boxes for hire often bring an extra bit of fun to a baby shower which includes a gender reveal!
As above, why not ask guests to write their gender guess onto a small card during the event and post it into the box?
After the reveal, the fun continues as you unlock the post box and share who guessed correctly. You can make more of it still by giving each great-guess-guest a prize!
A post box hire can also be part of the entertainment at a Galentine or Brolentine event. Perhaps ask everyone to bring and post an anonymous Valentine, so that everyone receives one? Go for our selfie post box hire and they’ll also get a selfie to share too.
For any type of birthday celebration, the post box provides a safe ‘drop off’ point for cards and gift envelopes.
A post box offers a great alternative to a ‘same old’ raffle or charity donation stall. For raffles, entries are posted, then stirred up before being drawn.
For other charity donations, a post box provides a useful (and secure) way for guests to drop off donations anonymously.
On the other hand, using the selfie post box for charity donations means you have a record of every guests donation, so you can be sure to thank them afterwards. If you’re using the social media setting, it also means your guests can share what they’re doing, to help publicise your charity.
Finally, we can even set our selfie post box up for you with our flower wall. Instead of being the backdrop for the box, we can set it up so it’s in the background of the guest who’s posting. This really lifts the images. It’s something to think about if you’re already hiring the wall as part of a wedding package, as it can transition from ceremony and reception backdrop, to evening party fun too!