Guestbook Scrapbook – Crazy or awesome?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Making a guestbook scrapbook
    Crazy ambitious. Not gonna work out. : (5 votes)
    21 %
    Sounds like fun! Go for it! : (16 votes)
    67 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5351 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I am confused, lol. 

    You want guests to each answer 10 questions, then write their name and a well wish, and then paste in their photobooth picture? Or is each guest just answering a question and/or sign their name and/or leave a well wish? 

    If it is the first, then that is way too much to expect from each guest. Also, I don’t know where the photobooth will be positioned in regards to this guestbook, but once people print out their pictures, unless the guestbook is right next to the booth for them to paste it in the book, I can see people not taking the extra step to go back to the guestbook to paste it in. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Pixienickie:  With our photobooth, they had a scrapbook with various pages that you pasted your photo to and then wrote a message. I loved that idea because as the night went on the photos/ messages/ handwriting got HILARIOUS.

    I’d be too afraid that your hard work would get ruined or not executed properly.

    Unless your photobooth attendant would be willing to patrol the book and give instructions to each guest. — just seems like a lot of work to ask of people, and may cause a line up–

    Post # 5
    Member
    9529 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would limit what you’re asking people to do. Signing their name is fine. And maybe some would write some well wishes, but more people aren’t going to want to answer 10 questions.

    What I would do is to get cute cut outs that go with your scrapbook colors/theme. And put them out with colored pens and ask guests to sign the cut outs instead of a guestbook. You could also have cut outs for people who want to write down well wishes. Then after the wedding you can put the whole thing together. But if you ask 10 questions and leave spots for each guest to answer, you’ll have a lot of blank spots. But if you put give guests the pieces and then organize them later, you can make it all fit together nicely. Does that make sense?

    Post # 7
    Member
    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    great idea.  my mom makes scrapbooks for people as gifts.  she once made shower gift/sign in book that was pretty cool.

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    9529 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Pixienickie:  If there’s no place to fill things out then where will they fill out the guestbook?

    Post # 12
    Member
    9529 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I will be honest and say that I wouldn’t fill out most of that. If you’re okay with most of that being left blank, then I think that’s fine. For me, it would bug me to have all that blank space, which is why I suggested doing it in pieces that you could put together. But if the blank space won’t bother you, your way will actually be easier. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    9529 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Pixienickie:  Sorry – I didn’t understand! I thought each person got one page and each page  had all of those things on it. Yes, I would fill out one of those! Just not all of them! I’d put a name space at the top of each page to help people know they get one page. Maybe a cute, short instructions in a frame? It’ll probably be easier to understand when you’re looking at it than me trying to understand over the internet. Sorry for being obtuse. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    9529 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Pixienickie:  I think those instructions sound good. I would be sure to mention somewhere in the instructions that this is your guestbook, just to be clear.

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