Guess book

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We had a wishing tree – it was a live tree which was mostly branches, guests wrote messages on little note cards and hung them from the tree.

Im not a fan of books where someone skips the first page, there’s lots of blank pages, and it’s a big thing to store. We only have the tags people wrote on to save, so I’m probably going to put them into a scrapbook with other paper things (a saved invite, the notes for the speeches, etc)

Post # 3
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Busy bee

We had a picture frame matte for our guests to sign. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

At my first wedding, we had a primary school (blank) notebook that my grandfather used as a kid in late 19th century Istanbul. It turned out pretty meh. Most people wrote things like “we had a good time,” or “happy marriage” in huge sloppy handwriting and many of the pages were blank. It just wasn’t very meaningful. If it wasn’t for the family heirloom nature of the notebook, I would have thrown it out. After my divorce, I mailed it to my  mom. For my second wedding, we decided not to have one for the reason. We figured the pictures would be much more meaningful than people’s signatures in a book. I’m sure other Bee’s will have more creative ideas though.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

So we looked at a ton of options: monopoly game board (we love game night!), the big letter of the new last name that everyone could sign, a frame, a silver frame that was etched, etc. None of them really jumped out at us. So I actually got a coupon code from shutterfly and I asked my fiance and he LOVED the idea of a photo guest book. He said “that will be perfect! We can put all of the pictures from us dating and from our adventures in there and all of our best friends and family will sign it, and when we’re done, it will be a nice reminder of the close of our dating life chapter and we can start a married life chapter! And a kids chapter!” I thought that was so damn sweet that I spent a week making it just perfect! 

It did turn out absolutely fantastic. We have engagement pictures mixed with our Banff and Machu Picchu, and all of our hiking. Plus all the pictures of us exploring our city and doing the outdoorsy stuff that we just love. I am completely obsessed with it and I look through it almost every day! I can’t wait to see what people write in it! We had pages that said things like “Where do you see us in 5 years” and “what is the best piece of marriage advice you have recieved” as well as some typical blank pages to sign. I absolutely love it! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

ukbea :  That’s such a cool idea! Do you happen to have a picture of it?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We did a scroll with quill pens…our wedding was Shakespeare themed.  It’s now on display in a cloche on our dining room shelf. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

wineosaur :  it only pops up in the background of a few pictures, I sadly didn’t get a proper pic of it! 

I also made a little sign to go with it, with a pun (of course).

We bought the tags, we had one for everyone plus some spares but probably only needed half of them (lots of couples co-signed). I’d rather have had too many than not enough though!

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We skipped having a guest book. No regrets.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

We did a polaroid guest book. My cousin took each guest/couple/family’s picture with a polaroid camera and then stuck it into a book and had them write a little message by their picture.

I love it because I get a picture of each of the guests on the day so it’ll be great to look back on. Downside is that polaroids are pretty pricey and you should have someone manning the table – it was my cousin’s idea so I didn’t have to ask anyone to do it. 

Otherwise I think I probably would have just had a smallish plain guest book. It’s nice just having something small you can put on your bookshelf with your wedding book.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

We did a wine box ceremony when we got married and we had everyone sign the back of the box. That way every time it’s time to bring the wine box out to drink the bottle for that year, we can reread the messages our guests left us. Two birds and all. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Green Bay, WI

We’re using mason jars for a lot of our decor so we’re also doing something like this for our guest book. I already have the jars and rose gold slotted lids. I just got 200 wooden hearts and I’m going to make a cute tag to tie on the jar!

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Postcards!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I got my engagement photos made into a really cute guestbook on etsy where the guests sign around our engagement photos 😊

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

We’re having a photo booth, so we’re doing a photo guest book. The photo booth will print out two strips so they can glue one in our guest book and write a note if they want.

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