Post # 1
Hi Bees. In need of some help here…
We went ahead and bought a custom sports jersey (from LogoSportswear), which allowed us to have the colors, team name (of FI’s softball team) and our last name on the back. The shirt came out great!…
only problem is, HOW to sign it?
The shirt is 100% polyester and a bit smoother than a typical baseball jersey for an MLB team or something like that. FI has a similar jersey…we tried signing it with a Sharpie and it was a DISASTER!
Any ideas that might work here? I will post a poll with a couple I’ve come up with but am open to any and all advice, especially from all you crafty brides out there! We just don’t want to gamble too much that it won’t function at all the day of the wedding and we will be without a guestbook.
Post # 3
I think if you have your guests sign the mat, you are far more likely to actually display the framed jersey in your home.
Post # 5
That’s a good point. I wonder how much this would cost? I could go to Michael’s and price it out…I know they sometimes have coupons too.
Post # 6
just had an epiphany of sorts here at work…
we could display the customized jersey we bought with a cute sign that asks guests for their autograph (and a picture of us at the softball field where FI’s team plays).
we could then have a basket of softballs for the guests to “autograph”, using plain ole’ blue ballpoint pens. this way, we still use the jersey and carry out the theme…and it isn’t too complicated (or expensive). Loved the framing/matting idea but I was pricing it out and couldn’t believe the $$$.
now, only question is: how many softballs do we buy? anticipated guest count is 110.
Post # 7
@babycakes24: Logistically, will you have more than one guest sign each softball (you could have one on each table and they could sign while waiting for dinner). I’d hate to think what you would do with 100 softballs.
Post # 8
Something else to consider to is that some guests have terrible writing and I think writing on material that is shifting and bulging constantly is challenging enough without adding terrible handwriting to it. If you actually want to be able to read the well wishes, the matting is probably your best bet.
Post # 9
@lilbluebird. I see what you’re saying…truth be told, I’m not sure how focused we are on actually reading the well wishes, per se (We’re hoping that people just stick to signing their names). If it isn’t practical to display in our home, we’d be happy with displaying a nice photo from the wedding of the guestbook display.
@kerensa: I like your idea…one thing I’ve noticed more recently (at weddings, events, etc.) since being engaged is looking at all the items on the table at a reception/function. I think a softball per table would get lost in the mix…We might have 6 or so balls in a basket (and maybe a few extras on hand, just in case).