Post # 1
I have had my eye on this personalized guestbook platter forever, and I really want it for my wedding. Here’s the link:
I’ll have about 40-45 guests at my wedding, and I’m thinking it may be too small for everyone to write a little note. And I definitely don’t want it to be too full, so should I put up a little sign next to it that says “Signature Only” and get a real guestbook so they can write a little note if they want?
But I don’t know if I want signatures exactly, because I want to be able to know who signed it and some signatures are not legible.
What do you Bees recommend?
(I attached a crappy cell phone pic for those who don’t want to use the link. The platter is 14.5″ diameter.)
Post # 3
Could you maybe get two of them?
Post # 4
I agree; two or three would be perfect, especially for those who sign rather large… and if you have two or more, then you can create a mural or sorts on your wall or on a table!!! or even have them at different places around a room….
Post # 5
That’s true. They are $125 each though… I’ll think about that if I can’t come up with something else.
Another thing I was thinking was just to have the bridal party and our parents sign it, before the wedding, and get a regular guestlist for the wedding guests.
Like a little wedding gift to myself. 🙂
Post # 6
@JenniMichele: have you checked Michaels or Hobby Lobby or other craft-type stores? They’d probably have something similiar or identical for less… and don’t forget Jo Ann’s!!! (did I get that right? or is it “joann”???)
Post # 7
I have checked those stores– they having something similar… something you put a picture in and they sign around the picture.
The thing I’m getting is actually a platter, so after its signed, you stick it in the oven for a little bit to make the signatures permanent and you can actually use it as a serving platter for entertaining, or display it.
Maybe I’ll get the picture thing too, since it’s way cheaper.
Post # 8
@JenniMichele: could you just leave off the picture???
me, I’d be too afraid to use it. two reasons:
1) I’d be afraid to use it since even the best plates’ designs eventually wear off. It’s gonna happen no matter what after washing and drying over and over and over.
2) I’d end up dropping it. Glass and me don’t always get along. If it’s wet and slippery, it can be dropped. (not to mention, kids. though they wouldn’t mean to, they could easily drop it and shatter it accidentally while using and/or washing/drying it)
Post # 9
Do you have a place nearby where you can paint and they glaze/bake it for you? They may have a larger platter and you might be able to work something out with them to take it away then have it glazed and fired at the shop? My cousin did that up here with a place called Crankpots (http://www3.telus.net/public/brianabc/ just for an idea of the type of place)