(Closed) Guest book ideas?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are actually having each guest sign a quilting square and my grandmother is going to make a quilt our of all of the squares. I figured this would be nice as something we could always keep.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I saw on someone’s blog that they had a time capsule in lieu of a guestbook; guests wrote a message for the bride and groom to be opened on their 10th wedding anniversary.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We bought mini-guest books, so that one can go on each table, and then we are going to put extras on the bar area.  Hallmark sells them in sets of 10.  I think each book had 10 pages, where each person would take one whole page to sign and leave a little message, if they want. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our guest book is just a photo book of our engagement photos. I’m also thinking about doing one of those family trees with thumbprints and leaves but just for the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

this is what we are going to do its kinda cool. Its kinda like the mat picture frame but its an actual picture that you write on with a metal pen so it etches the names into the frame. just an idea….

 

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We are making a guest book, photo album of our egnagement session with the following saying:

A precious collection of memories,
this guest book is meant to be.
Take your time and collect your thoughts,
then write them down for posterity.
You might choose words of wisdom,
encouragement or a joke.
Possibly a poem, a funny drawing
or a wedding anecdote.
Whatever your means of expression,
our gratitude we cannot measure.
This guest book will be, no doubt,
an heirloom we will treasure

 

This way we will actually use it for something and keep it forever…plus guests love to look at pictures! 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee

lets try again

Post # 11
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Helper bee

one more try its a metal frame you write on with an etching pen

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m making a scrapbook of “our story” – pictures of trips we’ve taken together, things we’ve done, our home, etc.  I bought sticker-backed square cardstock squares for each guest to leave a message on, and then I’m going to incorporate those into the scrapbook after the wedding.

I knew we’d never look back at a plain guestbook, and I LOVE the quilt idea but I’m pretty sure his cat would destroy it somehow.  This way we’ll have a keepsake that I know we’ll look at again.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

a group art project (see here). I totally love this idea. But paint would not be good if people are all dressed up. I’m considering doing something similar to this with colored pencil. I’d also have each guest sign their contribution to the project.

It would be great for a shower or another type of party with more time for crafts.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We have four different index card size cards on cardstock in our wedding colors for guests to write messages on.  The tops of the cards are all different and say “The secret to a great marriage is…”, “The reason you two make a great couple is because…” “A favorite memory of __ or __ is” and “A message for __ and __”  Afterwards we can put them in a photo album and look through them at our leisure.  I wanted more original messages other than the standard congrats and best wishes, so hopefully this will work!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am printinf off about 100 sheets of 8.5/11″ paper.  On this paper there is a spot to put your name, wishes for the couple, advice for the couple, and a place for you to draw a picture of yourself.  I will have two baskets/trays on a table and a bunch of pens.  People can put the finished product on one of the trays.  I will have the MC announce if people can fill one out sometime during the night.  Not sure how well this will work but I think it’s a little more fun and personal than just signing your name in a book.  Instead of eaither the advice or wishes (cause they are kind of similar) we may also do “where do you see the couple in ten years?”

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh and after the wedding we will put them in a book.  Maybe buy some of those report cover sheets or something so they look laminated.  We will decide that when the time comes.

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