Post # 1
FI and I will have a photobooth at our reception, and I wanted to use a scrapbook in lieu of a traditional guestbook. I was thinking of setting up a small “scrapbooking station” and leaving empty scrapbook pages out on a table, along with pens, papers, stickers, etc for guests to use. The plan is to have our guests stick one copy of their photobooth photo (they come in doubles), and write us a little note. They can use whatever papers, pens, and stickers to decorate a page (or 1/2 page, whatever size section) to go into the scrapbook.
What do you think? Do you think this is too complicated for guests? I’m not a huge scrapbooker myself, but I think it would be kind of a fun thing to do during our cocktail hour.
Do you think I should pre-make some pages so our not-so-creative guests can just stick their pic on it and write a little note?
Thanks for any input! 🙂
Post # 3
We had a photobooth and did a scrapbook as our guestbook too. Instead of getting all the papers and stickers (which I dont use in my own scrapbooking), we got a nice scrapbook with black pages and had it on a table with glue to attach the photobooth pics and then metallic pens for people to write on the pages with next to their picture. I like the idea of having them create their own pages, but it may take too long for some people and might create a line or make people not want to do it because they dont want to wait.
Post # 4
Any other votes or suggestions out there? 🙂
Post # 5
there are a surprising number of people who lack creativity, haha. I would say have some pre-made pages, and some blank. but that’s a really great idea 🙂 I’m a huge scrapbooker.
Post # 6
I love scrapbooking and in theory I think this is a fabulous idea. However, I have been to a small retirement party that used this kind of idea… and it didn’t work exactly as planned. Most people have not been looking at DIY blogs on weddings or scrapbooks…so the cool design of variety of unique points of view can be missed… unless you give lots of ideas… by recruiting family members and the bridal party to be your guinea pigs… so that the Joe Cool groomsman creates a manly yet fun page and the lovely MOH creates a romantic girly page that both reflect you as a couple… I actually think that the rehearsal dinner crowd is probably better able to create what you want… because you’ll be around to explain. And they will probably make a lovely full page, but in my experience with the retirement crowd… which actually was a really creative crowd… most guests didn’t know what to do even with a verbal explanation and didn’t want to fill a page and wrote so that you couldn’t add pictures to the pages… so the reality was really more like a sprawling mess of signitures instead of a cool reflection book. As a scrapper, I think you would be better served to have your guests use smaller note sized paper for a simple signiture, a fun drawing, a blessing, a memory, or anything that would reflect their friendship with you. You can cut scrapbook paper to the size you like and create some fun designs to display. The notes and photos can be scrapped together later! It would be simple to put together…
Post # 7
That sounds a little complicated for a guestbook. As a guest, sometimes I agonize over writing a short, sweet, witty message, let alone designing a whole scrapbook page. You could leave it as an option if you have some friends that also enjoy the art of scrapbooking. Like Naangel55, we are using a blank photoalbum with black pages and having people sign their page with a metaliic pen. Our photobooth pictures don’t print out, they are captured on film and then our photographer prints them later.