guestbook… framed print or scrapbook style?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I love the idea of framed prints with wide mattes for people to sign.  I feel like you will never really look at a scrapbook style one.  We did a thumbprint tree and I just framed it and hung it on the wall and I love it 🙂

I know Treejewel19 had a framed photo that people signed, and she said it had lots of room for people to sign. 

Post # 4
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@loving_life:  Hi! Yes we did. We had an 8×10 photo with I believe 16×20 sized matte with loads of room for people to sign. We had 130 guests total.

We definitely wanted something that would be seen and not shoved into a drawer or closet. We have it displayed in our living room and I really enjoy re-reading the messages.

@batbrain:  Make sure if you do opt for a signed photo or picture to invest in museum glass. This will eliminate fading over time of the signatures and also reduces glare.


Post # 5
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We had an engraveable guestbook that i purchased on eBay.


Everybody loved the idea of it but we encountered a few problems.


1. In dim light it was hard to see where people had already signed.


2. Some people tried to write really long messages even though the frame asked for a signature.


In retrospect i wish i had put a “tip” jar beside it (i.e. little cards that people write tips for a healthy marriage)


Here is our guestbook.





Post # 6
36 posts
Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Framed print!

We went scrapbook, only 5 people signed it, and I don’t even know where it is now!

Post # 9
877 posts
Busy bee

I think the scrapbook idea is really cute!  I like the photo concept, but I was at a wedding that a guest signed over the face of the groom.  I have a feeling that it was a frat boy buddy who didn’t realize it was going to be a decorative item for the home…  if it happened in a scrapbook album on a page it wouldn’t be nearly as annoying.  I also think I is better to have an attendant  with the photo or book.

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