(Closed) Calling all crafty bees! I need your help with my guestbook!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

The wine bottle sounds like a great idea, but I don’t know if it’s feasible. I think it would get smudged, etc. This is kind of right *in* the box, but if you had engagement photos done, or if you have some pics from you and your Fiance, you can make a coffee table book with lots of white space on blurb, mycanvas, etc. and use that as a guest book. It’s a great use of e-photos, and is a nice album to keep around and flip through to read guests’ messages. About how many guests will you have? I’ll keep thinking.

Post # 7
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Newbee

We are doing a cookbook with a sign for people to sign by their favorite recipe.  Here is the sign.

 

I dislike traditional guestbooks too.  I have NO idea where I would put it and know I would NEVER go through it after the wedding.

 

I’ve also heard of getting a nice coffee table book from your home town and getting people to sign that.  At least it can be useful.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I would suggest maybe a couple of wine bottles?  I had about 150 people attend my wedding and probably 140 of them signed the guest book.  I’m afraid that people will run out of room with just one wine bottle.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

My main problem with this idea is that 200 signatures are not going to fit on 1 champagne bottle.. maybe if it were a keg! Kidding, kidding. But seriously, I’d think about the blurb book… I like the cookbook suggestion too!

Good luck, I wish I had better ideas… Sorry!

Post # 10
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We just bought a really nice coffee table book and had people sign that. It was random but hey, whatever! It has pictures of nice parks from Savannah in it =]

Post # 11
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255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

We had matted photos (I wouldn’t do it this way again), and I think pretty much everyone signed it, *and* left sweet little messages. You might need a LOT of wine! I’d suggest putting a bottle at each table, but it might not make it through the night. 😀

Post # 12
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5823 posts
Bee Keeper

We did a matted photo frame, and we had some lovely signatures from our guests.  That being said, we also had my cousins (9 & 10  yrs old) sign “FI RULES” in giant letters and it ruined the sentiment for me (FI=Finland, it’s kind of an inside joke, but not really something I wanted on my wedding photo frame).  I like your idea for the wine bottle, but maybe you could just get a big pine box, plain, and have them sign that instead?  That way you’d have somewhere to store the wine, and you could toss the box if you wanted later (if you have no sentimental attachment to it).

Post # 14
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484 posts
Helper bee

Here is another idea. Wish cards: have little cards out for guests to write on that are either blank or have the start of something on them, such as “Love is…” “Always remember…” etc. And then they get put into a container of some sort that goes with your wedding feel. Then you can choose to do what you want with the sentiments later. You could incorporate them into a photo album of your wedding, a card on each page or something. You could frame some of the more meaningful ones individually and cluster them hanging on a wall for a time after the wedding. Anyway, it leaves you open to options. And this way you can toss some of the less important ones (like say, random parent friend that just wrote ‘Congrats!’)

Sorry edited to add: I just re-read that you are not interested in a ‘wishing tree’ so this might not be up your alley! But maybe you can have the wishes without having the tree!

I do think your idea about the wine bottles is unique and creative. Nothing wrong with having several bottles out. Or even empty wine bottles without lables which gives more space for people to sign. You can use these after the wedding for serving water on your table.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am getting a photo booth… and it comes with scrapbooking materials.  So people can take pics then glue them in a book and write a note.  I hope to have silly pics of everyone.

Here is another option without the photo booth: http://weddingshop.theknot.com/weddingwarehouse/ProductPage.aspx?scId=Guest Books(KnotShop)&pId=P2706(KnotShop)&cId=Ceremony(KnotShop)&cTypF=

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