Post # 1
I kinda like the idea of having a cute “photo-guest-book” for guests to sign; something that they can look through and enjoy and then sign.
But then I think… at how many weddings have I signed or even looked at the guestbook? (um, maybe the ones at which I felt forced or else couldn’t leave or get into a venue? 😀 )
A friend suggested a poster-type blown up picture (with white space like a poster) around it for the guests to sign…
I mean, even if I do make a fancy-schmanzy photo guest book, please tell me, it’s not like people will be like, “omg, you HAVE to go look at and sign the guest book…it is sooo cute!”
ok, so, other ideas? what will or won’t guests bother to look at or sign that you could keep as a keepsake?
Post # 3
I think the picture mat/frame/poster thing is good, if you had them sign around just a frame you could put a wedding picture in it after
Post # 4
I got the guest book tree. I love the idea that I can hang it up and look at it. I’m also getting a cheap guest book for the confused people to sign.
Post # 5
We are doing a wedding signing scroll that our calligrapher watercolors:
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Post # 7
Well me and Fi are having his grandpa make a wood bench and having the guests sighn it then after the wedding we will do a clear coat on the bench to protect the signatures! Somthing diffrent that guests would talk about for sure!
Post # 8
We had both a guestbook and vases that people could sign with a pen made for ceramic. It was great! The vases now grace our living room
Post # 9
@red_rose: Just taking a guess here, but I would imagine that all of those guest books that you’ve signed in the past that you can’t remember, were probably just your standard guest books. I think if you have something interesting, whether it’s a photo guest book, a calligraphy scroll, a picture frame, or whatever, people are going to look through it and be more inclined to sign it. No one really wants to flip through a standard guest book (why would they?) but if it’s a photo book, there is actually something for them to look at. Same applies to whatever else you may do. Just my humble opinion! 🙂
Post # 10
@red_rose: hmmm, i never thought of the guest book as something for the guests. like i was not worried about whether it was entertaining for them. i thought it was one those things that becomes a keepsake for the bride and groom after. so i had a standard guest book. the outside cover was beach themed and we put a picture of ourselves in the cover. then there were just your standard pages. but all my guests wrote sweet messages that i get to keep forever now.
Post # 11
we are photo guest book but only because we put our e pics and not a lot of our family has seen them. plus in 15 years im not gonna look at a book with a bunch of names and im not crazy about having big pictures. at least if i get sick of looking at everyones signatures i can put it up and not worry about it
Post # 12
We’re having a traditional guest book! However, I’m going to put in some fun questions in it like:
What was your favorite part of our wedding?
What were you really thinking during our vows?
What’s your funniest memory of us?
Where should we go for our 10 year anniversary?
What’s your favourite memory of us?
What do you think are our three best qualities?
Where do you see us in 25 years?
Post # 13
I ordered a “guestbook puzzle” from this guy. I sent him one of our e-pics to use. The guests will sign the back of the puzzle pieces (which should be large enough even for a little message). I hope it works out…I really don’t know what to expect when I see it, but I have decent expectations. I wanted something different than your regular, run-of-the-mill guestbook that would probably end up in storage somewhere gathering dust…
Post # 14
@vaness13181: Those are gorgeous! Very pretty! I might have to look into having one of these along with my puzzle. 😛
Post # 15
Ours looks like a traditional guestbook on the outside, but the pages inside have little envelopes. Our guests will write/draw something for us on a little notecard and put it in an envelope. I think it will be fun opening the “mail” and finding surprises inside. It looks like this:
Ok, it won’t let me post the pic but here is the link to it.
Post # 16
We have a travel theme for our wedding so our guestbbok is a collection of postcards from places we have traveled or would like to travel. Guests pick out a postcard to write a congratulations on and stick it in a vintage traincase (which is also our card box). I was looking at it last night & looks so great! I can’t wait to see it in action — LATER THIS WEEK!!!