Post # 1
I need opinions.
FI and I have been trying to brainstorm ideas for a guestbook that isn’t a simple sign here. I’d like it to be on our coffee table or something.
I was thinking that I would buy little envlopes, glue them into a book, and ask guests to write a message on the back of their place card and insert it into an envelope. I am kind of nervous that people will forget or something.
What do you think?
The envlopes would alernate with our wedding colors and face this way so that cards would fit easily inside.
Post # 3
That’s what we’re doing. It took me FOREVER to glue all the stupid envelopes in the book though. Maybe I’m just slow. I hope people actually write in it!!
ETA just saw you were using place cards – we are doing separate cards right next to the book like the other posters said.
Post # 4
Maybe you should have seperate cards for this, and place them near where they pick up thier place card!
Post # 5
I think it’s a great idea! I agree with @Happilyevaafter5: about having separate cards, as the guests may forget to use their placecards
Post # 6
@Mrslawyer2bee: What kind of book did you get? I keep telling myself it will be easy to find one, but I’ve said that about a lot of things and have been proved wrong haha.
@Happilyevaafter5: I was thinking about seperate cards, but at least with place cards I know that everyone gets one and they have to take it back to their table anyway so they may remember then. And it add an addition use to the place cards so that I feel like my hard work went to better use.. Haha.. but if I got seperate ones then the paper would be different!
Post # 7
We bought one of the 12×12 scrapbooks (the expandable kind so we could get the pages out) and then took all the white pages out of the plastic protectors and hole-punched them. Then we stuck them back in the book without the plastic so that we could glue right to them.
Post # 8
I’d use separate cards instead of placecards. First because they need the placecards and you don’t want to force them to wait until the end of the wedding to sign. Second because I save placecards from weddings for the sentimental/memory aspect and I would never give mine up.
Post # 9
I also vote for separate cards, but the idea is very cute! I didn’t get many cute notes in my regular guest book, just signatures mainly. I think this would encourage more cute messages 🙂
Post # 10
That’s what I’m doing! I’m making little envelopes and having the insert cards beside the book so guest can just grab one, write on it and then insert it inside an envelope.
Post # 11
I think it’s a good idea (seen other guestbooks similar to it), and I’m actually going to disagree with PP & say to use the placecards — that way you know who the notes are from! : )
Just put some lines on the inside or the back of the placecard with a small note saying something like “leave the couple some well wishes” or something. Combine that with an instruction sign at the table with the poster board & envelopes and the placecards, and you’re in business! The only people who’ll “forget” to fill one out are the people who wouldn’t do it anyways.