Guestbook – Help me choose one!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which do you like best?
    #1 : (12 votes)
    18 %
    #2 : (23 votes)
    34 %
    #3 : (2 votes)
    3 %
    #4 : (0 votes)
    #5 : (6 votes)
    9 %
    #6 : (10 votes)
    15 %
    #7 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    #8 : (10 votes)
    15 %
    #9 : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 4
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    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    2 & 5 are my favourite 

    Post # 5
    Member
    715 posts
    Busy bee

    @MsGinkgo:  I’d say chose what best fits your decor at home (or the decor you plan to have at home); i prefer the fingerprint ones (whether it’s the tree or the balloon) over the Monogram or the picture frame ones… 

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I like them all… I LOVE Guest Books that can be used as decor in one’s home.

    That said…

    I am going to give you a bit of advice that is sad… but needs to be said.

    Even the “sharpest” of Guests can mess this stuff up pretty bad (blame it on the alcohol)

    And one bad remark, or some other tragedy, and the whole thing is spoiled (often an EXPENSIVE as well as non-correctable loss).  Grrrrr !!

    So my best advice is do something where you have “pieces” that Guests sign… that you assemble later…

    So for example…

    The Guest Book # 8 above is awesome, cause you could just make sure everyone signs a purple circle, and then you craft together the Artwork at home later.

    OR

    • Signed Corks
    • Rocks
    • Blocks of Wood (Jenga)
    • Souvenir Postcards
    • Paper Hearts
    • Messages in a Bottle (one for each Milestone Anniversary)
    • etc

    GOOGLE IMAGES – Wedding Guest Book Alternatives = https://www.google.ca/search?q=wedding+guest+book+alternatives&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=h4DCUqG2NoXYyQHkyoHICw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=589

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Confession I just posted #5 to my Pinterest! 🙂

    Post # 8
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    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn

    @MsGinkgo:  i voted 6 – 2 birds, one stone – huge framed wedding pic AND all your guests messages! … however i would make the photo the focus rather than the date.

    easy to do yourself and SOOO much cheaper than buying ready made – we bought the frame and mount from ikea (the mount was from an unframed pic of the eiffel tower!)

    Post # 9
    Member
    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love #8 – for the reason @TTR gave, you can put the circles in yourself…& discard the ones that haven’t worked so well. 

    Post # 10
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    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @This Time Round:  I second the suggestion using “pieces”.  My friend, who’s BIL decorated the guestbook with phalluses would certainly agree with me here.

    I liked 2 the best, but you could use cut out leaf pieces like the balloons in 8.  I like the balloons, but having the house there makes it feel to themed-weddingy for my tastes.

    Post # 14
    Member
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    #3 because that is what I am doing.  We ordered ours off etsy – it is great!

    Post # 16
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    8910 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I like #1!

    I will second what @This Time Round: said re: drunk guests screwing it up!  We had one like the tree leave signature print and it has a few little spills on it after being left out all night around all our drunk friends, haha.  I honestly don’t mind – in some ways it’s representative of the day to have some drops of wine and beer on the guest book.  But if that kind of thing would bother you (not to mention if someone had dumped a whole beer on the guestbook!!) – perhaps do one where you assemble the pieces later.

     

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