Post # 1
I was wanting some ideas for a Guest Book, only not a book!
Maybe something I could put up in my house, like a blank canvas or a mirror or something.
I was hoping for something I would see everyday to remind me how special the people in my life are (only thirty guests so it’s family and closest friends)
Any ideas would be great!
Post # 2
Friends of mine had their guests each sign smooth black rocks with silver sharpies. Their name on one side and piece of advice on the other and then put them in a large bowl/vase in their home. It was really cute and it’s fun to pull them out and read them.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
We got a print off of Etsy that is a big poster with Cinderella’s castle on one side, cartoon versions of me and hubby on the other, holding balloons – then the balloons fill up the rest of the print like they’re floating, and we had people sign the balloons. It is now hanging on our wall and I absolutely love it.
Post # 4
We are major hockey fans, so we had our guests sign the back of our favorite team’s hockey jersey. We had our last name and the year (12) also on the back. It was a huge hit!
Post # 5
I saw someone do quilt squares recently and loved it!
Post # 6
We have our initials “X & X” in wooden blocks for people to sign
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
We are making a wooden Lazy Susan. We got everything from Home Depot. I think it came out to about $17.00. We have the poly to go over the signatures.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
sandy85: we wanted something that we could display in our house once the wedding was over – knowing we would want a wedding picture up we added a HUGE mount to the frame and had everyone sign that. here it is in situ at our wedding (with our best man and his wife signing it)
and here it is finished (th black triangle things are on the protective film on the plexi glass) cant wait to hang it in our new house!! just gotta choos which picture to put in it now!!!
Post # 9
sandy85: There’s loads of ideas out there, it depends what you like and what ties in with your theme / style. We’re having a vintage theme and we’re having people sign vinyl records of the important songs in our wedding, 1st dance etc., we’re staging it with a gramophone. I went through loads of ideas before I hit on this though, a few below;
Post # 10
we’re doing a snowboard that we plan to mount up on the wall in our future home 🙂 but that’s because snowboarding is a big part of our lives and relationship lol (he propsosed at Mt Tremblant too!). Don’t worry so much about being “unique” and more about something you’ll love to look at 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
We had a Beatles theme, and we used the inside of the White Album as our guestbook. Afterward I used Record frames, and hung them in our living room. If you like any bands that have plain-ish covers it looks really awesome!
Post # 12
What are you and your Fiance into? Friends of mine had guests sign records (they were huge music fans), my sister had everyone sign a platter (my sister was always the hostess), another friend of mine had everyone sign a globe (she and her now husband travel all the time). Pinterest is also going to give you some fabulous ideas! Even another Bee posted within the last couple of days about having guests sign an end table. Literally, if you can write on it, it’s a guest book.
For Fiance and I, we had a custom portrait of us done Tim Burton-style. We are going to have that matted so people can sign it.
Post # 13
We used The Joy of Cooking. People signed on receipes, cover, index and just generally wherever they felt. It was super neat though for someone who is as particular about books as I am (no book shall be damaged or written in! It’s the law!) it was kinda nerve wrecking.
Post # 14
I just have to say, I LOVE your album idea. Way too cool. I wish I had done that.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
We did a Quaker-inspired marriage certificate. In our eyes, you don’t get married in a vacuum . . . and the people at the wedding are the ones who have inspired you and supported you up until the point where you decided to marry, helping to make each of you who you are. They are also the people that you will turn to when things get tough. So everyone signs the marriage certificate as witnesses. Not that it’s legally binding (we did the normal paperwork with my brother and dad as the witnesses).