(Closed) ADVICE PLEASE – Thumbprint Guestbook

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I have been a guest at two weddings that did the thumb print book and I hate to break it to you, but at BOTH weddings at least one of the guests did not follow the directions. One of the couples had done the tree (and the prints were to be the leaves) and the other had a cartoon done of the bride and groom holding a big balloon (the prints were supposed to colour in the balloon).

For both of them there were a few guests who put their prints completely off where they were supposed to be, so there were thumbprints floating randomly in the sky. I think one of them had someone put a cluster of 5 prints and make a turkey or something weird too.

The guestbook idea is really cute but I think to make sure it works out you might have to assign someone (an Aunt maybe?) to stand next to it and explain it to people. A lot of people might miss or completely disregard a sign. The other option would be to have your wedding party get it started, so it will be obvious when the first few guests attempt it.

Hope this helps.

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

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chipanddip:  We did this at our wedding and we didn’t have a problem.  Everyone followed the directions.  It turned out pretty cute.  We also had a typical guestbook just in case the fingerprint tree turned into a fiasco.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

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mohbestie:  I’ve only been to one wedding that had one. I just signed it, near the tree. The only time I’ve ever given someone my fingerprints was when I worked at a bank. I’m one of those people who don’t want my fingerprints floating around out there.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

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mohbestie:  I think the turkey idea is cute. A wild turkey flying in to roost on a tree.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Definitely do it! (My Fiance won’t let me, i’m jealous) My cousin did this at her wedding. It was on its own table, right when you walked in so one one would miss it. They had a tree and turned out beautifully!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

A friend of mine did this and it turned out well for her.

However, as a guest, I don’t like sticking my fingers in ink when wearing a nice dress.

 

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