(Closed) Are guest books necessary? Alternatives?

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 46
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Blushing bee

No guest book but we are doing a guest bench.  FI is an awesome gardner and has made an oasis out of our back 40 so we knew a bench for the garden (which will sit under our arbour he built) would be perfect for us to have everyone sign.  

Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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KC-2722:  We are doing a photo book also! We are using an Instax to take mini polaroids. We dont have a book yet, just another thing on the list to get 🙂 We wanted something different, plus I figured when we looked back in 20 years it would be more fun to look at pictures of everyone instead of just their signature.

 

Post # 48
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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sonyazach87:  That’s what we used too!

The pictures are hilarious. You won’t regret it.. Although, buy more film than you need. I bought 8 packages and could’ve easily used more!

Post # 49
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Busy bee

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IzzyBear:  I love that idea! I might have to steal it 🙂

Post # 50
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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NOTLBride:  go right ahead! It definitely wasn’t cheap (wine that will last 20 years is kind of pricey) but we really enjoy wine.

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

 

aggiebrandi:  my wedding is in ab a month, so i’ll let you know for sure when the time comes lol but the pages are matte textured uncoated paper, and we’re getting the Sharpie Pens, so hopefully they dont bleed or smudge too badly!

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

 

BurlapnLace:  my photographer has included in our package a large blown up pic of one of our engagement shoot photos that we have chosen. Its on a beautiful frame and people sign around the photo. then after the big day he gets the glass put in and we have a wonderful keepsake.

Post # 54
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Wannabee

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BurlapnLace:  

I love the idea of a pebble message. Large pebbles are placed in an area where the guests can write on them. Later are collected and placed in a vase. 

Or a wishing tree. Embracing Life Ceremonies have a nice one for hire. Tags are moved after the even and can be put into a scrap book. 

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee

I read a cute idea about having a calendar and the guests sign on their bday box. Then you have this constant remeinder all year about your friends and family’s bday and can write, text, or call. And you’d see everyone’s handwriting all year. 

Post # 56
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We’re having a photo booth and people take the photos and paste them in the guest book with a note.

Post # 57
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Wannabee

We made a photobook of photos of us from the 10 years we were together, with lots of space around the photos. People could look through it and see photos of us together those first few months when we were in uni, all the way to the summer before our wedding in our new house. Our friends chose anywhere in the book to sign, but funnily, our university friends signed on those early pages, our more recent aquantances signed later on in the book. The book now lives on our coffee table as its a good time capsule of our relationship up to the wedding and now includes all the beautiful messages from our friends.

Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m considering something like this and having people write their names on the butterflies, and assembling it after the wedding. Even though butterflies have nothing to do with our wedding :/

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