(Closed) Guestbook and Wedding Wishes

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Guest Book, Wishing Well, or Both??
    Regular Guest Book Only : (5 votes)
    28 %
    Photo Guest Book Only : (7 votes)
    39 %
    Wishing Well Only : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Both : (4 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I may be biases since my guestbook will be matting, but I don’t think you should do more than one because people may do one but not the other, and it would be a real piece-meal composition of who your guests really were.  I say choose one or the other…

    Post # 5
    Member
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I like the idea of the wish tree and think I’m going to do it.  I think that since ithe wish tree is for wedding wishes not just signatures that you really could get away with using it and a regular guest book.  But do you really want two guest books?  That means two things to go back and look at, two things to store, two things to prepare for the wedding.  You could always go back and make a scrap book of wedding guests with the wishes pasted next to a pic of the friend that left it to give you that custom look you want and it would be a great keepsake!  Or for ease you could just shove the cards into a business card binder.

    I’ll enlose pics I found of the wish tree that I really like.  Essentially you get branches or a small tree.  Then place cards with a string through them out for guests to leave wedding wishes for you.  Make sure that you give your guests directions though.  You could have your dj announce the wish tree, place a note at the table with the wish tree on it, or even put a note about it at each table or place setting.  Whatever works best for your venue!

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    Post # 7
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I plan to use this idea for well wishes and have a traditional guest book at the ceremony becaues there will quite a few people at our ceremony and not reception (church friends, etc) and I want to make sure to have a record of everyone who attended.

    Post # 9
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    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My mom has a tablecloth that friends and family sign.  She then backstitches (super simple embroidery) over the handwriting to create an amazing personalized tablecloth that’s older than me.  I don’t know if it started at the wedding, but 30+ years later it’s still being added to and still looks great on a table.  It’s kind of a "this is your life" piece.  She gets to relive the events as she embroiders each memory.

    I’m planning to start my own at the wedding — that’s our guestbook!

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