Post # 1
I’m looking for a cute alternative to a traditional guest book. I want something somewhat functional or something that I will actually use/look at. Some ideas I’ve found so far:
guest sign rocks and you display them in a bowl or vase
a large platter to display in kitchen/dining room
my moh had her guests sign a wine bottle (like that idea but don’t want to steal it from her!)
A garden bench or nice planter
What else?! ideas and pics are welcome!! Thanks ladies
Post # 3
We did a picture frame mat. We had a smaller wedding though so it had enough room for the guests to sign.
Post # 4
I’ve seen picture frames where you have guests sign the matteboard, and then put your wedding photo in the middle. Then you can have it on your wall. Or did you want something more original?
Post # 5
We are going to get a coffee table book and have them sign in the coffee table book….I think. Otherwise I realllly wish we could do the photobooth idea. Now where’s a photobooth? Ha.
Post # 6
We are doing two…The one is similar to a traditional guest book, but we are going to have guests write messages in a coffee table book about the OBX instead. The second mone is a painting where each guest paints a smaller square that’s part of the bigger picture. I got the idea here (sweet thing #7) but we are limiting our color palette to blues to match our wedding colors and doing a beach scene.
Post # 7
we have a small wedding and im planning to use a huge white plate for the guest to sign. after the wedding i will put it on the wall in my dinning room
Post # 8
I’m getting married under a tree so we’re doing a poster of a “naked” tree (just branches) where our guests will fingerprint in the “leaves” and sign next to their prints! Found it on Etsy and I think it’s going to look awesome in our guestbedroom. It’s also personalized with names and wedding date.
Here’s a link:
Post # 9
That tree thing is so cute and unique!
Post # 10
Saw a neat idea in a Martha Stewart (yup I said it) mag.
“Choose white dishes for the well-wishes, which show up nicely when inscribed with metallic paint pens. After the event, arrange the signed plates with patterned ones in a random grouping for a sophisticated feel.”
Post # 11
Thanks MissAsB!! 🙂 I just got mine in the mail and it’s adorable. Can’t wait to see it when it’s all done!
Post # 12
One of my aunts is an avid quilter, so we’re setting up quilting squares with fabric pens for our guests to sign, and then my aunt is sewing it into a small quilt for us. If you’re into sewing, or know someone else who is, this is a great way to have something a little non-traditional.
Post # 13
We are doing a traditional guestbook paired with a poloroid guestbook.
I purchased a cute book from esty (TheHandmadeBoutique) or http://WWW.LISASHANDMADEBOUTIQUE.COM
Here’s a sample book from her store. She was really easy to work with – I just picked out my colors and she custom made it for me and mailed it really quickly.
I’m going to put one of my cousins in charge of it, but I will also have directions printed and put in an adorable frame. The guests get to take pictures as a table, as couples, individually, whatever – put it in the book – and then write well wishes, advice, favorite memory, etc next to their pic. 🙂 I’m really excited about it!
Here’s a sample frame that a couple I know did.
Post # 14
I think we are going to do this but instead of polaroid pictures we are doing photo booth.
I bought chipboard book thingy for createforless.com
Post # 15
Very cute! I like the chipboard book! 🙂 Adorable!
Post # 16
I LOVE all these ideas! Now I’m going to have trouble deciding on just one! Didn’t even think to check etsy…duh.