(Closed) Guest Book Ideas please!!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have you seen the guest book stones?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is from Etsy (just search wedding guest book alternative and you’ll find a bunch of stuff on there). I thought it was neat b/c guests can write their message and after the wedding this is a piece of art that can be displayed.

Wedding Guest Book Alternative, Personalized 3D Wedding Hearts - XS guest book (includes frame, instruction card and one pen)

Shutterly also has a cute guest book/photo book that incorporates mad libs, etc. I like it better than just a plain paper guest book since the photos, questions, etc can prompt more people to sign it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We made a Shutterfly book with pics of like, us and our families and friends through the course of our relationship, and we left lots of space for people to write. Then we bought a bunch of sharpies in different colors (the thin ones) and we let guests write all up in the book.  It worked out really cool- some wrote on pictures, yearbook style, some took up big blocks of space, some just signed their names, but it was nice and colorful.  It was traditional enough that people understood it, easy to transport, and now it sits on our coffee table so we can look through it anytime we want.  And it’s not just a big book o’ names.

If you want to match it to your theme, you could get a colored cover, or maybe use generic pictures of the area you’re getting married in (or if you guys vacationed there a lot or something, pics of you there).  And you can make the pages outdoor colors and stuff.  Honestly, Shutterfly is not the easiest site to use, but it’s REALLY customizable and we got lots of compliments on our guest book.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

where are you getting married? I’m originally from Hudson 🙂  I love that you are have an Adirondack theme!!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

We used baseballs.  It’s something Darling Husband & I love to do together [go to games] & is a huge part of both of our families!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@futurermssarahallen72713:  Good point, although none of our friends or family cared- it’s a wedding, it’s not like you’re posting them all over the internet.  We were just careful to pick shots that weren’t especially unflattering for anyone.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@futurermssarahallen72713:  I meant what venue, sorry I should have been more clear! Like is it in park or something? Was just wondering since you said space was limited. The only venue I know of specifically in Schodack is Birch Hill (which I’m pretty sure has outdoor space) so I didn’t know if it was there or not.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Birdee106:  I love those stones! What a great idea.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We got a print we liked on etsy and are having everyone sign that. Then when we are done we can frame it and put it on the wall 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I really like the idea of a capsule. Guests can write whatever they want for you to open in a year which later on can be scrapbooked etc.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I saw one (I think on pinterest) where the couple set up a “message in a bottle” station. They had 4 or 5 bottles each marked with a different anniversary date (1 year, 5 years, 10 years, any year you want) Guests could write notes and put them in whichever bottle they wanted the couple to read on that anniversary. So sweet I thought! (Actually I might use this myself now that I think about it!)

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

we went to hobby lobby and got a signable picture frame. their frames are usually 50% off everyday so we got one already put together where we could put a picture in the middle. at our reception we put it by the door with sharpies and people wrote messages and stuff on it. now that we actually put it in the frame it looks really neat! can’t wait to hang it up!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is more like a traditional guestbook: I think we’re going to have scrapbook-making materials at the reception!  We’ll cut rectangles of paper (coordinated with the wedding colors) to different sizes so that people can draw something, write us a long message, just sign their names…whatever they want! For the final scrapbook, we’ll intersperse those messages from our guests with print-outs of the wedding pictures.  I think I might designate my youngest sister and my nieces to press some flowers from the bouquets, etc. so that we can include them, too!

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