(Closed) Anyone NOT having a guest book?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No guestbook for me

Not standard for any of the weddings I’ve gone to, and I don’t know anyone that has actually put the effort in to sign one

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We didn’t have one. One reason was the same as you; AND we had a very intimate ceremony with 14 guests only… I prefer to look at pictures than read “congrats! all the best to you two” over and over…

🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am not really into the guest book thing either. That being said, I do believe that mom is, so I will probably have one since I have already taken so many traditional wedding things away from her already! =)

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I’m not going to have a guestbook, but we are putting out 4×6 cards for people to write their well-wishes on.  This way, we can mingle these in with picture in the photo album. I figure we’ll appreciate them more that way.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re not having a guest book either. We are having an autumn wedding so we are going to get a japanese maple tree and have little cards where people can sign their name and write a message and hang their card on our tree. That way we can keep the tree and keep the cards for however long we want and not have a book that we will only look at 5 times ever.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We opted not to do the guest book. Who looks at those anyway??? We chose to do a picture frame with a large mat and have people sign around our photo. Plus we can always hang it in our new place!!!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

We are having guests take home a pre stamped envelope with a recipe card inside. They can fill it out at the wedding or  mail it to us once we get our new address.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re having an Old Havana themed wedding. I didn’t want the traditional guest book either. I bought about 100 old vintage Cuban postcards and will have each guest write us a message with wedding advice, well wishes or whatever they’d like and then put it inside a mailbox we purchased. We’re planning on using the mailbox in our first home.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We’re not doing a guestbook. But we are doing Make a Wish/Take a Wish.

We have a Japanese theme (b/c we fell in love in Japan) and came up with a bunch of Japanese proverbs to put in the “Take a Wish” vase. Then we used scrap paper from the invites for the Make a Wish cards. Here’s a pic:

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

No guest book. I’m thinking about instead having people sign smooth river rocks with their well wishes, and using the rocks in a clear vase back home. Haven’t fully thought it through, but thought it could be neat. Something that I would actually look at.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

No Guest book for us either!  I also often forget to sign them at friends weddings, and I doubt we will look back at a guest book very often anyways.  I will probably hold on to all of the cards that we receive though…

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

None for us either! We’re contemplating doing a twist on prayer flags and have everyone write down wishes for us on those.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

No guestbook here! We’re going to have a faux-tobooth and we’re just going to be asking guests to use that as an alternative to the guestbook 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I am having a guestbook, but instead of the traditional “sign your name here” type, we are putting it next to the photobooth with photo corners so guests can include a photostrip with their signature or note. Thought that might be fun.

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