(Closed) Guest book alternative?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

we are debating between the finger print tree and having our wedding date (along with some text) made into a jig-saw puzzle (enough pieces for all guests) and ask each guest to sign/give word of advice on the back of the pieces. I thought it’d be nice to put them together and be grateful for all the love we received on our special day.

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Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

futuredoctorbee:  I LOVE that idea! Then you can send a card to the person for their birthday. How awesome!

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Looks like 25×25 for the frame 8.5×8.5 for the picture inside it

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We’re having our guests sign rocks 🙂 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

we hired a designer on etsy to make it.  It’s made from an actual tree,  and it was amazing. 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I sell something similar to what you were describing in your opening post and from experience I have found that for 100 guests 70 leaves is uaually plenty so use thyat as a guide. Most guests will sign as a couple rather than sign individual leaves. I aolways put a few spare leaves in my orders too just in case. I use a 50cm frame without a mount which works well with a tree design.

eta; just seen your update (should have refresed the page!) That will be plenty leaves!

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Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

millie32:  thank you!  It was over budget,  but we decided to splurge on it,  as it’s something that we can enjoy forever,  and place it in our living room. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

I’m not a terrible painter, so I considered buying a blank canvas from Michael’s or Hob Lob, and using acrylic paint to make a nice heart design (leaving the heart solid color and blank) so guests could sign with a sharpie. Pinterest! But I decided on one of those thumb print things.

I got the one with the prints as fireflies, and the two of us are in a mason jar together.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee

Oh, but what ever you do, if you get a poster, even if it is a nice thickness, have it dry mounted IMMEDIATELY upon receipt. I had some crinkles in mine, and thankfully the dry mounting process got the crinkles and creases out.

Phew!

Post # 27
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Helper bee

MrsMeowton: ahahhah reading your guestbook stories made me laugh, last fall my STBW (soon to be wifey) and I were at a wedding and got pretty drunk and signed our friends by drawing a big gay rainbow and writing something ridiculous… We actually completely forgot and then like two months later when we were out to eat she reminded us and we both cringed a little because it took up lots of space and was pretty ridiculous but she was in good spirits about it and thoguht it was hilarious, thank goodness!

I think were going to buy a polaroid camera (I’ve been wanting one anyway) and we’re going to have guests take pictures of eachother and sign them at the bottom and then put them in an album

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Our guest “book” was a matte canvas print of a picture from our engagement session. I believe it measure 16″x30″. EVERYONE signed it. It hangs in our living room. I love looking at it and reading what people had to say to us!

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We bought two canvases and painted a light background then Fiance hand-painted a tree across both. I punched out pink “petals” and glued them to the canvas and painted our names/date in the corner. We are asking guests to sign the petals and then will hang it in our home. Here it is:

 

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Consider having a guest book attendant. You know, an outgoing teenager or 20 something person who tries to catch everyone when they come into the venue you are getting married in. Then, she can walk around the reception tables and ask if everyone had a chance to sign the guestbook tree. That way you will be sure to get everyone to sign it. It will require one more flower, but its worth it! Its ok, and better even, if there are a few random leaves without writing on them. We are doing the platter that they sign. Im only having 36 guests in a restaurant reception, so i will pass it around the table during cocktail hour before dinner.

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