(Closed) Guestbook

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m making a photo album book (shutterfly.com) online and just having people sign it. I may also create Moo mini cards(moo.com) with specific questions on them to use as a part of a scrapbook afterwards.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ll probably get something cheap at Hobby Lobby or Joann, then DIY it to pretty it up a bit. I’m also doing some kind of wish bowl, but haven’t figured out the logistics of that yet. I can say that I don’t plan on spending more than about $20, but that’s partially cause I just don’t care much about the guest book. I’m having one more for the fun of DIY-ing it and for the more traditional folks who think I should.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Were using a Blurb photobook filled with our e-pics, with instructions to "fill in the whitespace." I anticiapte some people will want to write messages, and others will just sign their names.

We spent more than I wanted to – around $45, mostly because I wanted the image wrap hardcover, and FI wanted the upgraded paper.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I bought mine from SheaChicDesigns on Etsy, she custom designs yours with any fabric, colors, etc. you want (the pic below is one example of her guestbooks). And she’s putting photo corners on my pages so that my guests can put their instant photos (taken with a Fujifilm instax camera I bought on e-bay) and put them next to where they sign & write us a message.

This is her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5545471&section_id=5354440

 

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Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

we’re actually getting ours for "free". our photographer includes an engagement session and then he uses those pictures to make a photo album book, which can be used as a guest book. if we weren’t doing this i was probably going to do a wish bowl, which i would have made.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

He’s sort of in charge of the guestbook. He’s an archivist, so the quality of the paper and any ink used is a major deal to him, lol. He knows someone who binds books as a hobby, so I think his friend may make our guestbook.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I decided against a guest "book" because, let’s face it, do you ever look at it again? And my FH is always on my case about cutting down on the "clutter". However, I did want to record my guests somehow. So I found a cross-stitch pattern I liked on ebay, and will cross-stitch the design and our names/wedding date onto a cloth. Then we’ll have everyone sign the outside. I’ll mount that in a frame and hang it on our wall in our new home!

My cousin did this for her sisters wedding a few years ago, and I loved the idea!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

So, we wanted to actually look at our guest book again.  We decided that we would like photos of our guests in the guestbook.  We don’t have the space at our venue to do a photo booth though.  So, I created a scrapbook page for each table based on the name of the table, so they’re all different.  There’s one page for where we met, our first date, etc.  On each page, I left the space for a 4×6 photo.  I have an aunt who is going to go around to each table and get a photo of the entire table.  Everyone will sign on their page and then their photo will be put there too after the wedding.  We started the scrapbook a few months ago and do a page or so every once in a while.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m hoping to do one of those fun guestbooks that has several questions on each page for guests to answer, then a place for a picture. No idea where to start, though!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m also doing the photo guestbook…I’m sooo in love with the way it turned out! We ordered it through http://www.smilebooks.com. GREAT quality.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

No guestbook for me! I’m doing the wish bowl instead and will most likely put the wishes together as part of my wedding scrapbook my mother is making for me! That way, I still know who attended my wedding, but I won’t have another book to store away… AND it saves me more money 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

no guestbook for me either… thinking of doing wish bowl instead.. or wish tree so guest tie pieces of paper to a miniature tree.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I was thinking about nixing the guest book idea, because I always think of my mom’s which is buried under about 30 years worth of dust. When we pulled it out it was just a boring list of names, and I’ve been trying to cut costs when I can. Now that I’ve heard some of these great ideas I’m rethinking it. I love the photo book idea – the modern twist on having people sign the matting around a huge engagement photo – and it would be a great way to use all of our great pics! 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am torn on the guest book. I don’t want something that will sit on shelf and collect dust, but I also feel like we should do something. I have been thinking about doing my own mini-photo booth using my Mac laptop and the photo booth program. Has anyone else tried something like this? If so I would appreciate any set-up advise/tips!!

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