(Closed) Guest book alternative – need input!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My parents went to a wedding last summer where there were postcards for each couple/family at their place settings.  Each table was assigned a month (there were 12 tables).  The idea was that you were to write a message to the bride and groom, and someone was going to mail them during the specific month.  My parents got November, so they wrote about getting together with family for Thanksgiving, and blah blah blah.  I thought it was a neat idea b/c like you said, 180 postcards would get toally overwhelming.  But if you just get a few each month, how awesome is that?  If you have more than 12 tables, just extend it to two years, or more.  And in terms of displaying it – I think I would probably compile them all into a book.  Or maybe punch holes into the postcards and tie ribbons through the holes to make a book out of the postcards themselves.  Or just throw them all into a nice bowl. 

Post # 4
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are also not going the traditional guest book route :). I think leaving them on a table beside a box is fine, just as long as the instructions are clearly noticeable.

Post # 6
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We used a regular ole coffee table book from barnes and noble. not everyone will sign your guest book, by the way. none of our bp were able to, and lots of people told my attendant they didn’t want to sign it! WTF! Oh well. =]

Post # 7
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think people would know what to do with them also – people know that they are supposed to sign something and if there is a stack on the table with instructions people will get the idea!

I would provide one per couple plus a couple extra – people will usually only sign once per couple unless there are couples where each individual in the party was close to you guys as a couple!!!!!

We are going the untraditional route either and are getting our guests to sign the matt of a picture we have framed – http://www.weddingbellaccessories.com/site/1417034/product/2001


Post # 8
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I will have 2 cardboard pieces for people to sign… they will be going into my scrapbook that i will be making of our wedding/honeymoon/etc 🙂 a book of loooove lol!

Post # 9
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I will be doing a traditional guest book and a wish tree.  It will be a manzanita tree in a planter and there will be notecards with ribbon to hang on the tree. 

Post # 10
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re also not doing a traditional guest book. We’ve decided to do a “thumbprint” tree! Everyone leafs their thumbprint on a branch and signs their name under it! I love it! And it will go perfectly in our house ;]

Post # 11
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are doing a traditionaly guest book but what we are also doing is..

having a picture of us in a large frame….and having people sign around the picture..my fiance’s brother did this and they have it hanging in their living room now,…

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