Post # 1
Hi! We’re thinking about using one of my dad’s old typewriters for the guestbook. I see a lot of people who also used typewriters, but I haven’t heard any descriptions about the final results. All I see are tutorials on how to set one up, but I never find out if the bride and groom end up happy with the guestbook at the end.
Does ayone have any experience either using one as your guest book or attending a wedding and using one as a guest?
Any details/advice would be much appreciated.
Post # 4
@MsGolightly:I didn’t do this, but I’ve seen it done! As long as you have a fresh ink roll (you can buy them cheap) it woudl work out great. I love my great-grandfather’s but it sort of sticks. Maybe I could see if there’s a typewriter “specialist” that could bring it back to life. If I can get it to work, I would definitely do this!
ETA: This is my inspiration. http://sweetvioletbride.com/2012/04/pigeon-hill-wedding-north-photography/
Post # 5
@love108: Thanks for the advice!
Post # 6
@MsGolightly: I did read a recap once where the bride siad it didn’t turn out as well as they had hoped.
Most people are used to keyboarding where you can backspace, edit, correct, spellcheck etc. You can’t do that on a typewriter so it was a bit of a mess.
Mrs Lovebug posted about this:
Post # 7
@MsGolightly: I love the idea!
Post # 8
@julies1949: Hmmm, I suspected that would be the case. Thanks so much for posting that link. They did a great spin on the typewriter theme…
@renwoman: Ya, I love the idea too! But I have a feeling the idea is better than the execution… I’m going to think about it…