(Closed) Creative guestbook ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Did you have a guestbook?
    No, we did something else. : (6 votes)
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    Yes, and hardly anyone signed it or we never look at it. : (1 votes)
    9 %
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  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    we’re doing a wishing tree “guest book.”

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee

    Whats a wishing tree guest book?

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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @charmedlife357: guests write comments on a card and put it on your wishing tree instead of signing a traditional guest book.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

    Oh, thats a cute idea. I am going to go with something untraditional as well but I just dont know what yet.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    and i found this cute instructions poem here on weddingbee that we’ll be using:

    These cards will be
    for our wedding book
    a modern twist
    on the standard look.

    As we begin our Journey
    A brand new Mr. and Mrs.
    We could surely use
    Your Advice and good Wishes.

    Jot down a Memory,
    A reminder of the day.
    Draw a doodle or picture
    If your not sure what to say.

    Share with us your Wisdom
    About Marriage, Love, and Life,
    The secret to being a good Husband
    Or a thoughtful, loving Wife.

    Please don’t forget
    It would be such a shame
    to hang your card on the tree
    Without signing your Name.

    Give us words of love or fun
    Write or draw your own design.
    Hang it on the tree once you’re done!

     

    @Winter12: i like your ideas, especially the cards at the table.  maybe you can assign someone to go around and remind people to fill them out/sing the guestbook if you make one.

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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I had a sign made to have people sign around the rim. It has our names on it and our wedding date. It is made of wood, so plan on displaying it somewhere in my house after the wedding.

     

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am making a guest book on http://www.mixbook.com . Here you can make a photo album with your pics and engagement pics and the people can sign the pages of the book. I think it takes the boring out of guest book and makes you want to re-look at it after the wedding.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

    We did a guest book wish tree…you can see a picture if you scroll down here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/11/14/the-details-pro-pics/

    I also made a sign for the table that you can see here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/08/13/we-have-a-solution/

    And my number one tip, no matter what you do for the guest book concept, was to have the band leader (or dj) announce every once in a while to sign the guest book wish tree.  We got a message from every guest (everyone except my own parents and my inlaws which totally makes me laugh) and then I took the tags and mounted them all in an album along with all of our RSVP cards (people wrote on those too) and cards from the wedding and shower.

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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    FI and I were thinking of taking our engagement pics and creating a concert poster for everyone to sign

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think we’ll be doing a guest quilt, since I do a little amateur quilting and it seems like a pretty simple project.

    I’m pre-cutting squares of ivory and white fabrics and I’ll put out fabric pens (will have to test for bleeding ink first) and have guests sign and write notes on the fabric squares.  After the wedding I’ll intersperse them with non-signed fabric squares and pull it into a small wall hanging quilt…I don’t think I’d pull a guest book out often, and I love the idea of being able to display it somewhere.

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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We made a photobook on AdoramaPix with our e-pics and left some white space on the pages.  People then signed and wrote us messages in the white space around the pictures.  It turned out awesome and tons of people wrote us nice messages!

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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    The poem is really sweet, however there is a typo:

    Jot down a Memory,
    A reminder of the day.
    Draw a doodle or picture
    If your not sure what to say.

    Should be written “you’re” 

     

    So cute though!

     

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