(Closed) Cute Guestbook or Just Crazy?

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey Ms. Peachy! I like where your head’s at, but I’m not sure it’s the best idea in the long-run in terms of hanging them around your house. They will gather dust quite easily, and might get damaged. Maybe you could punch holes in the squares and make them into a little book? Or do fabric squares in the wedding colors and have them sewn into a quilt? We’re having a photobooth, and the company keeps a copy of all the photos and makes it into a guest book for you. So that’s always an option too! I’ve also heard of people getting polaroid camera’s and leaving them next to the guetsbook so that guests can take photos and they can be added to the book later, which could be a more cost effective option.

But if you have your heart set on your original canvas plans, then i say "go for it". You only have one wedding!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I think the quilt idea is better in the long run.  Your house prolly won’t be decorated with your wedding colors, and it would look odd to have those squares hanging in a room that didn’t match.  But I like the patchwork idea that you’re thinking.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What if you did your canvas squares, then glued the edges all together to make one massing piece of art? You could even mix in some of your wedding photos printed on canvas gallery wraps. I think it would be modern and cool.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m glad you like the quilt idea. Would you be able to quilt it yourself? Do you have any friends/family who quilt? Maybe you could do a post-honeymoon quilting party. You could plan it for when your photos/wedding video arrive and you can have friends come over to check out the photos/video and then make the quilt. That way you’d be motivated to get it done, and it would be a fun way to meet up with guests/bridesmaids and re-live all the good times from the wedding!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Honestly, I love both ideas.  You could cover the canvas books (one of my friends did something really awesome where she made this frame so it was protected and looked like a really cool picture- the con was she had to take it out to look at it- but how often are you going to view your guest book?)  I also think the quilt idea is super cool!  Whatever you decide I’d like to see some pictures if you wouldn’t mind 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I love the idea! I wonder if you did a large canvas instead. That way you wouldnt have tons of little paintings to hang. You could portion off the canvas into squares if you wanted. Perhaps something like this but in your wedding colors. You could add in colors that compliment them as well even if you dont use them throughout.

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Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I think it is a great idea too, actually! 

You are right on with painting the canvases in certain colors.  If your wedding colors coordinate wtih a room in your house, even better!  You flush mount them all together for an incredible piece of art.  The background colors will dictate the graphic & you could really do so many unique things with it.

I love it!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Those placecards are too cute.

I actually really love the canvas idea too, but I would aim for larger canvases and put them together as an installation piece in your house.  You are soo creative!

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I personally like the idea of the canvas idea, I think its a cute idea!  Althought I would somehow attach them together and hang them. Thanks for the idea Ms. Peachy!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think the 9 – 12×12 canvasses or the one big canvass are your best bets. I wouldn’t do anything smaller than 12×12 as things will just be such a hassle to set up and put it somewhere in your house.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

The quilt is lovely.  Have a great wedding! I am sure your guest will love the quilt and its display!

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