(Closed) Non Traditional Guest Book

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I love that idea!!  We actually had two guest books — the standard/traditional book and a matted picture of us, where guests signed the mat around the picture.  It turned out really nice as we used a black & white photo, black mat, silver frame and guests signed in a fine-point silver paint pen.  The matted picture is definitely not a new idea but I always have liked them and like you, I wanted something to be able to hang on the wall of our home.  Your tree is very cool though. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this tree idea!  I have been looking for something similar! 🙂 I say go for it!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The tree signing is beautiful! We are doing a photobook of our relationship for people to sign!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

We did a wish jar type thing – we had monogrammed note cards and a sign asking guests to wish us well and sign their names.. Well, since they were putting the cards into a jar, people felt quite bold. They suggested we have sex “even when you don’t want it,” impersonated celebrities — it’s all really hilarious but not everyone’s cup of tea 🙂 So if you want more serious and thoughtful notes, I would be sure that everyone’s message is displayed for all to see, not folded in a jar!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are doing adorable little cards that say “advice to the Newlyweds” which will be placed on the cocktail tables with pens during cocktail hour. I’m trying to figure out how I want to display them after–maybe even a clothespin line between trees or something so people can hang them up.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We are doing recipe cards.  Our wedding is casual and rustic, and cooking is a big part of both of our families.  So, our guests will be writing a “Recipe for Happiness.”  I am thinking they will put the cards in pretty glass jars.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I really like this and it seems like something you can make easily on your own if you feel creative. The only draw back for me is that I’d like the guests to write more than just their names and it doesn’t look like there’s much room on each leaf.

I’m doing a kind of wish tree where guests will write on pieces of paper and hang them on the tree. I think I’ll print them out with a variety of prompts for those who get writer’s block.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are doing the idea of a tree with all the branches and the guests can put their fingerprint from a couple different colored stamp pads on to make the leaves!  I saw a cute one where they wrote their name next to it after they stamped their finger print, Cute!!! I would definetly hang this up in my home after the wedding 🙂

These are on Etsy too!

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Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love this idea of the tree!! We’re doing a “thumb print” tree. It’s pretty much the same thing, except people use different colors of green ink and “leaf” their thumb prints on the tree limbs!!! Then they just sign their names next to it. I love the tree idea… I think it’s great!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Maybe I’m mistaken but were you asking was it worth it monetarily? Because if money is the issue, I am sure you can make that tree yourself with a leaf whole puncher, some green cardstock, a printer (or a trip to kinkos) and a frame. 

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