Post # 1
Ok! So… I designed our guestbook pages instead of buying the ones from guestbookstore.com but I’m not quite sure if I want to have them at each place setting or on a table for people to take to their seat…. so I just had what may be a brilliant, useful idea. While looking at my overwhelming wedding to do list I was like- “Get pens for guestbook… I can do that”, then I was like… “OH! we still need to decide on what to do for the escort cards”… and then I was like… “Gasp! escort card pens?” But how do I do it?… lol. I was thinking maybe wrap labels around pens like little flags with the persons name and table number and have them alphabatized in mini-vases with the range of letters shown on each vase (ex=Vase 1: A-H, Vase 2: I-P, Vase 3: R-Z) Then I could have the guestbook pages in a basket next to it and a sign that says something like “Grab a pen and a page and find your seat (and your creativity)!” (the pages involve drawing a picture of themself and us etc…) Okay… I just got home from the gym and need to go shower but I’d be super happy to have some ideas on how to do this when I get back! I really want everyone’s opinion on the idea in general and how to do the pen labels without spending a ton of money or making it look super tacky… oh and if anyone knows an easy way to make basic pens look prettier that would be awesome too!!! Well thanks for reading my ramblings and I can’t wait to read your ideas hive!
Post # 3
This is a great idea. I suggest using colored pencils (or plain looking drawing pencils if you want your guestbook to be monotone) rather than pens – they are nicer looking I think.
Post # 4
I like the colored pencils idea. You could even do shades of your wedding colors in each of the different holders. Ooh! And you could cover cans or jars with pretty patterned paper or fabric to make it look even cuter.
Post # 5
In order to make it easier for your guests to find their pen, you could attach the label you are going to use, then place the pens points down in alphabetical order into styrofoam or florists foam covered with a pretty paper.
If you use ball point pens you could simply slide the escort card horizontally under the metal clip on the pen.
Post # 6
I’m doing the same guestbook. & have the escort card delimma too..
One thing I considered was putting the Guestbook pages On the tables & kinda making them part of the centerpieces.
Just a thought
Post # 7
Thanks you so much for all of the advice!
@babylou-I love the idea of colored holders… they had purple vases at Ikea that would be perfect so I am hoping they still have them when I make the trip back (it’s 2 hours away)
@amnystik- that seems like a good idea and I thought about doing something similiar except I am trying to keep the tables pretty open because our food is served family style and will take up a lot of room.
Also, I found this tutorial which would be perfect and it gives you an idea of what I am thinking! http://www.soyoureengayged.com/bloggers/diy-drink-flags/
I would of course be using pens or pencils and I would have one side of the flag say the guests name and the other side would have their table #! 🙂 I’ve been trying to think of smart ways to save a little $$ here and there and this would be perfect because we’d have to buy the pens anyway so now they would have a double purpose! …and once the bridal party gets there we could put their bouquets in the vases for added decoration! 🙂
Post # 8
I think What I’ve ultimately decided is to actually have a seating chart so my escort card idea just turns into place setting
and then having the guestbook table set up b/c we’re actually having crayons instead of pens.