Different guest book idea…. what do you think?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Christmas tree ornaments
    Cute! Do it. : (16 votes)
    47 %
    Umm no. : (0 votes)
    It's not rude to ask, but provide some in case they forget. : (5 votes)
    15 %
    They're your guests, you don't ask them for anything except their presence! : (13 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
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    1619 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d supply them.  As a guest I’s be somewhat  likely to walk out of the house and forget to bring it at the last minute. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @minipenguin: I think it’s a cool idea!

    I would provide them, so that you don’t end up with a ton if mismatched ones that you would never want to use on the same tree. Also, it means you’ll still get gifts 😉

    Post # 5
    Member
    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    I think this is a cute idea, but if your guests are like my family, no one would remember to bring them. Maybe you could have a bowl of ornaments for people to sign?

    Post # 6
    Member
    4483 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @lil_possum:  I like that idea. Get those cheap ball ornaments and have people sign them

    Post # 7
    Member
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Do it, BUT provide the ornaments for the them to sign at the wedding. It’s just less hassle, and that way you have ones that match and go together.

    Love the idea though! Alternative guest books are great.

    Post # 8
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i think it’s a great idea.  i would definitely supply them so that they are all the same and it would be something that you will be hanging on your tree.

    Post # 9
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    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @lil_possum:  I think this is the better way to go about it.

    Also – consider your guests.  I know a lot of my guest list is Jewish, and some people are Christian (who do not celebrate Christmas with a tree/santa/ornaments).  I’m not sure what your situation is, but I know some of my guests would not like it too much.

    Post # 10
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    1535 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @minipenguin:  I like the idea (especially for a winter wedding).  I agree with those who said you should provide them, though.  I think your guests will enjoy and appreciate a more creative type of guestbook like this … Not to mention the fact that you’ll actually look at/use it every year when you put up your Christmas decorations!

    Post # 11
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    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    You have to think of the possibility that they don’t send it back that they forget about bringing the ornament with them. You might want to think foolproof ideas where there is as little as possible work that you require from guests. For me it was like pulling teeth getting RSVPs from the guests. And I’ve asked around I’m not the alone. that’s just reality. 

    Do you really think a signed ornament means a whole lot to you. Something tells me you have loads of other good ideas. Keep going, I would give this one a miss. Its like you decorate a xmas tree with your own ornaments except this one has signatures. For the effort required, the visual impact is very little. It would cost you something to mail ornaments out, no?

    Post # 13
    Member
    226 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Ignore my post! I just reread and I didn’t know it was a guestbook idea! Then that’s different. I thought you were just wanting a xmas tree decorated with signatures for nothing. Ok just ignore me, sorry!

    Post # 14
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    449 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @minipenguin:  I love this idea! All of my Xmas tree ornaments are random sentimental peices picked up over the years. I would buy the ornaments and have them out at the “guest book” table. Provide some gold silver red and green Sharpies to sign with. I doubt anyone would be offened by the Christmas element any more than a vegitarian would be that you are serving meat.

     

    It may be in your benefit to have the ornaments to sign as well as a more tradition book in case for whatever reason someone doesn’t want to sign an ornament.

    Post # 15
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    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @minipenguin:  I don’t think Christmas would be offensive (sorry if that totally came out wrong!!!)  especially since you have a december wedding!  I would maybe make sure I had a bunch of snowflake ornaments in there, or snowmen ornaments to give them options if they don’t want to do something “christmas-y”.  I think, if Christmas is something super important to you guys – you should do it (Its YOUR wedding after all!) so I think adding a variety to the ornament options would be considerate!

    If it were me- I’d do it with all different sized snowflake ornaments.  I love my tree (FI and I were raised Catholic) to be simple and uniform, imagine a gorgeous green tree with beautiful white snowflakes all over! Love it!

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