Post # 1
I didn’t want a traditional guestbook where guests just write their names and well-wishes. So I have been scouring online for non-traditional and different wedding guest books. I saw this idea on Martha Stewart’s wedding website where a couple had a bunch of old keys and attached a card to them where guests could write down advice for the newlyweds then hang them up on a corkboard or the back of an old cabinet door that looks vintage. They had a sign with the words-The Keys to a Happy Marriage above it. I like the sentiment, but is this too hokey and cheesy? My Fiance and I are either thinking this idea or a big canvas of one of our engagment photograpnhs and the guests can sign it. Also, where would one find old keys in bulk that don’t cost an arm and leg online? We would want them to look old, I have been looking on places like ETSY but people are selling them for so much money! Maybe a thrift store?
Post # 3
I dont think it’s cheesey, lots of people do it. You should do a search on here for other bees pics, I think it’s cute. Some even use a little tree with hanging keys 🙂
Post # 4
@babbot: The tree is a good idea and probably can be purchased at a craft store like Michael’s! Thanks for the advice. Probably be easier than me trying to construct some fancy vintage rustic looking board for people to hang keys on. And maybe with a tree I wouldn’t have to worry about keys. Call it the tree of wisdom or something…okay that was bad…
Post # 5
A little cheesy, but that’s what makes it cute! If you like it, then go for it! But getting your hands on a bunch of awesome old skeleton keys could be expensive.
Post # 6
@JenGirl: I could agree with you there. I think most guestbooks or the idea of them is kind of cheesy to begin with. But I see why people do them and the sentiment behind them. Yes, skeleton keys are not cheap!
Post # 7
Also think about what you’re going to do with it after the wedding. A big board with 100+ keys (depending on your number of guests) could be really hard to display somewhere
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Agreed with pp, a little cheesy but very cute!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
another option you might like- we printed cards that guests filled out. LOVED the answers, the eventually I’ll put these in a book, along with all our wedding cards.
Post # 10
@rebwana: I like this idea, where did you find your inspiration for the questions