Post # 1
So, I know I want an alternative to the traditional guest book. Initially, I thought a wishing tree with bird shaped tags (our theme is love birds in the fall). Then I would put the tags in a scrap book. But to be honest, the tags would most likely never make it to the scrapbook. My mom saw a vase that can be signed and she thought that maybe we could use stickers that are in the shape of birds where people could write their messages and stick it on the vase.
What do you ya’ll think? I think I lke the sticker idea, but where would I get bird shaped stickers.
Post # 3
We are making a guest book quilt. Each guest gets a piece of fabric and writes there name on it with a fabric pen. Afterwards we assemble it and quilt it. My officiant said he used a sand ceremony and then afterwards guests signed stones and put it into the vase.
Post # 4
The only problem with sticking stickers on a vase is that they will start peeling off…
I am also doing a non-traditional guest book. I will have a basket of flat, river rocks for guests to sign with a silver sharpie, then they will place it into a glass vase. That way, we can display it on a shelf in our home 🙂
Could you think of something that your guests could sign and place into a vase?
Post # 5
In this old post, there is an example of an alternative guestbook where people sign shapes of paper which are then pinned to a blank artist’s canvas (or you could use a piece of foamcore). You could use bird shapes.
Unique Guest Book Alternatives?
Post # 6
We are doing this. Our Nephew is custom designing our wedding tree poster (to be framed) that guests will put their fingerprints on instead of a guest book that will never be seen again.
Post # 7
@deefirecracker: I did this about 10 years ago for my grandfathers 80th birthday it was a blast. Its really cute to look at the kids prints and see how much theyve grown too.
Post # 8
If I were going to do the vase idea, I would use glass etching cream to make a bird design on the vase, then have the guests sign directly on the vase with a pen that writes on glass.
Post # 9
@deefirecracker: I love this idea! I think if you were getting married in the fall it would be fun to have orange and yellow thunbprints too.
Post # 10
We are doing a funny guestbook where it asks the guests different questions and they draw pictures.
Post # 11
I am doing a clothes pin guestbook with cute little marriage advice papers 🙂 Along with a birdcage as my card box (I am using the bird cage and papers in this pic)
Post # 12
So, I’m going to take all of your advice. I’m going to use a glass vase, with paper bird cut-outs. The guests will sign the bird cut-out and place it in the vase. Then, I’ll decoupage the papers to the vase. I like the idea of the marriage advice, I might use that at a shower or something 🙂
Post # 13
we are setting up a polaroid camera for each guest to take a picture of themselves, then we are going to pin it up on a string strung across the far side of the patio. Then obviously, we are gonna put those photos in our own album