(Closed) Guestbook Blues.

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you have until august to take more photos of you two! you can also add in childhood photos, which i always love seeing!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Or you could use lots of pictures of you with your family, him with his family, friends, etc…it doesn’t have to be all you.

I bet guests would love to see themselves in there.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yea, I’ve seen where people use pics of them with the guests, and then the guests look for a pic of themselves and sign near it. Or you could do some sort of an advice or wishes type thing, either in a book form or cards into some sort of box or jar or hung on a tree – no photos necessary!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here’s what we are doing. We are first, blowing up our wedding invitation to 18X24 and then putting a wide, 6 inch mat around it. We are having everyone sign the mat, instead of signing a guest book. After the wedding, we are going to switch out the blown up invitation, for our favorite wedding photo and that will be displayed on our wall.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

There are A LOT of options here.  

1) buy a photobook of a place you love.  Or flowers, or art.  Have guests sign that.  (think a book of photos of the city you met, live in, etc or a favorite artist’s book of artwork/photos)

2) DIY Guestbook sheets.  There are TONS of examples on the web or you can make your own design.

3) I’ve seen recipe cards, book cards (think the cards you used to use at the library before computers came around), index cards, business cards… 

4) Fingerprint trees.  These are really popular; your guests put a thumbprint/fingerprint on a design of a tree and/or sign it

4) Guestbook Plates.  You sign it, then bake it and the ink is set when you bake it.  Sometimes (if you want to pay the price) you can actually use them for cooking/eating off of.

5) Typical guestbook found in every store possible.  

I’m sure there’s plenty I’ve missed and haven’t mentioned, but this is at least something to start with.  Look on theknot.com at the guestbooks there, google “diy guestbooks”, and check out the DIY section here for guestbooks.

good luck!!!!  hope this helped some!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You should think about any unique thing that you and FI share and see how that can be incorporated into a guest book. I saw on SMP a party where the couple loves scrabble, so the guest book was a scrabble board, that already had the couples names down, and then other folks would put their name down in tiles.

One of the funnest guest books I’ve been a part of was one in which we had a polaroid camera, took a picture of ourselves and put it into this scrapbook that we then wrote messages in. My friend, the bride, said that it was the best momento of the day. We waited until later in the night (and after a few drinks) and me and my friends had a ball. I think the best picture we took was where a bunch of spelled out their couple names with our bodies…I know, right? This one would depend on the crowd. There were some regular tame photos, and then our silly ones. The couples looked them all though

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