(Closed) DIY Guestbook

posted 6 years ago in DIY
  • poll: What do you think of this idea for a guest book?
    Yes it's a great idea! I think people will do it! : (9 votes)
    47 %
    Yes it's a great idea, but I don't think people will do it. : (6 votes)
    32 %
    No, I don't like it.... : (4 votes)
    21 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That’s what we’re doing.  It took me FOREVER to glue all the stupid envelopes in the book though.  Maybe I’m just slow.  I hope people actually write in it!!

    ETA just saw you were using place cards – we are doing separate cards right next to the book like the other posters said. 

    Post # 4
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    356 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Maybe you should have seperate cards for this, and place them near where they pick up thier place card!

    Post # 5
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    9631 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I think it’s a great idea! I agree with @Happilyevaafter5:  about having separate cards, as the guests may forget to use their placecards

    Post # 7
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We bought one of the 12×12 scrapbooks (the expandable kind so we could get the pages out) and then took all the white pages out of the plastic protectors and hole-punched them.  Then we stuck them back in the book without the plastic so that we could glue right to them.  

    Post # 8
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d use separate cards instead of placecards.  First because they need the placecards and you don’t want to force them to wait until the end of the wedding to sign.  Second because I save placecards from weddings for the sentimental/memory aspect and I would never give mine up.

    Post # 9
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    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I also vote for separate cards, but the idea is very cute! I didn’t get many cute notes in my regular guest book, just signatures mainly. I think this would encourage more cute messages 🙂

    Post # 10
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    7339 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    That’s what I’m doing! I’m making little envelopes and having the insert cards beside the book so guest can just grab one, write on it and then insert it inside an envelope.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think it’s a good idea (seen other guestbooks similar to it), and I’m actually going to disagree with PP & say to use the placecards — that way you know who the notes are from! : )

    Just put some lines on the inside or the back of the placecard with a small note saying something like “leave the couple some well wishes” or something. Combine that with an instruction sign at the table with the poster board & envelopes and the placecards, and you’re in business! The only people who’ll “forget” to fill one out are the people who wouldn’t do it anyways.

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