(Closed) Guest book alternative?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
Member
1341 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve seen a really great idea similar to yours. guests fingerprint the leaves on. 

and I always make a conscious effort to find and sign the guest book. 

Post # 4
Member
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Restaurant

Have’t done a wedding and I’m not sure about how many guests actually signs…But thinking about other social events where a signing book/guestbook is used, I’d say it depends on how much is the guestbook noticeable for the guests point of view.

What I mean is: more guests might sign if you put the guestbook somewhere where everyone can see it, as rather at the entrance or exit of the venue. I think.

Post # 5
Member
836 posts
Busy bee

I’ve seen a calendar before where the guests write their names on their birthdays

Post # 6
Member
1341 posts
Bumble bee

View original reply
futuredoctorbee:  that’s cute! 

Our photographer made a guest book out of our engagement photos. I liked that idea as it makes it a little more interesting, especially since lots of pages end up blank. 

 

Post # 7
Member
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We’re having a wishing tree, guests can write their well wishes/advice etc on pieces of paper and hang them on the tree. I’m glad we’ll be able to keep the tree too afterwards

Post # 8
Member
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

A piece of art you can hang is great! We created a guestbook from engagement photos like a PP said, but my sister and her DH took an old surfboard (they both surf) and covered it with chalkboard paint then put a small design with their initials in the center. They placed it in a prominent location with gold and silver sharpies for everyone to sign. Now it’s hung up in their house!

Post # 9
Member
836 posts
Busy bee

View original reply
mazzoffee:  That’s a great idea and so beautiful! I want to do this will I eventually get married 🙂 We’ll only need about 3 months to plan since I’ve already decided it all! haha

Post # 10
Member
4064 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

View original reply
petitsummerbride:  I have actually missed every single guest book for every single wedding I have attended. My sister did a platter and I don’t know where I was all night, but I had no idea it was even out ready to be signed. The following year I was too drunk to sign their matted photo, then three months later went to a different wedding of an aquaintance and didn’t sign the guest book because I felt slightly awkward about it. The following year, I, again, just completely missed it. And then last year, I kept meaning to, but getting distracted. I was a bridesmaid in four out of the five and I think because I didn’t come in with the guests where the guest book was sat, I just didn’t even register it was there.

Post # 12
Member
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We had ppl sign the matting if a picture frame 🙂 it came out really nice 

Post # 13
Member
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Miami, Fl

View original reply
drdeebee:  Gorgeous! Where did you order the frame? Was there enough space for all of your guests to sign it?

Post # 14
Member
779 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

View original reply
Pepper15:  we got the frame from IKEA! It had another print picture in the opening – I exchanged it for a picture from our engagement shoot for the wedding. Everyone signed (we had 125 guests) and there was plenty of room. I ordered acid free pens so the writing won’t fade. We changed it for a wedding picture after we got them back and now it hangs in our living room! It was so cool and cheap! And its such a pleasure because the black and white will go with pretty much any decor we choose for the house 🙂

Post # 15
Member
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Miami, Fl

View original reply
drdeebee:  What a great idea! How big is it?

The topic ‘Guest book alternative?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors