Post # 1
Hi all! Does anyone have any ideas for an awesome beachy/nautical alternative to a guest book? I want to do something that I can display or use later on, something that won’t just get dusty on a shelf.
Post # 3
We’re doing a signature frame. Taking one of our engagement pictures and having our guest sign around it. Another option is to do a Snapfish/Blurb/etc. book. Fill it with pictures or stories about you and your FH and then have guest sign the book. For a beacky/nautical theme, you could have them all sign a piece of driftwood or something to decorate your house. Another idea I had kind of thought of was my fiance and I gathered a TON of sand dollars on a vacation together. People could have signed the bottoms of those and then we could have tken them and put them in a bowl in our house. You could do a "wish" tree. Create a tree out of branches and decorate with pretty flowers or gems or whatever and then have your guests hand wishes/advice on them.
Those are the ideas I can think of off the top of my head.
Post # 4
I love the idea of using a surfboard or a life preserver and having people sign that. Or have guests fill out cards and tie them to an anchor or something. Or you could use postcards and have them sent to you guys over the next year. Or maybe use a picture book of the area and have people sign the pages (or a map of the area). Or have people sign the inside of shells (or sand dollars) and put them in a beautiful glass vase in your house.
Post # 5
Wishing stones of course!!! Like the ones on the beach all over Aruba. You could set a beautiful bowl full of smooth stones, and have guests sign them (or not) and make a wish with each one! You can put them in your garden later, or display them somewhere else, like in a tray on a coffee table.
Post # 6
@MsHymanRoth: We’re doing something really similar, only we aren’t using stones. I’m going to 3 looooooong strips of ribbon together at the top, and then hang it somewhere in the lobby of the church. One of our ushers is going to explain to guests that "love is what ties this couple together, and that they are asking that you share in that" (or something along those lines) and will ask them to "tie a knot in one of the ribbons" to symbolize their love and support of our marriage. It’s actually a take-off of a Pagan tradition, where the officiant of the ceremony would literally tie the couples hands together at the wrist with a length of rope or ribbon. That’s where the phase "tying the knot" comes from. 🙂 Since I am Pagan, I’ll display it on my altar I have in my home, as a constant reminder that no matter what, my family and friends love us and support us.
Post # 7
That’s really sweet Miss Snowflake!