(Closed) Guestbook Alternative

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I actually saw a neat idea where the couple had a calendar and people signed their name on their birthdays.  I thought it was a really neat idea…then you have everyone’s birthdays and its a guest book! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Spitfire:  I think I am doing this too! I had been thinking of doing the fingerprint tree for so long – but I really like having everyones b-day and anniversarys available so I can send cards 🙂

EDIT: I think I am asking for name + address (if poss.)…just in case the invite I sent was to their parent’s house or something.

Post # 5
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725 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I made a travel guestbook.  It had a few questions for people to fill out about our mountain dedtination wedding.  It was fun to read the notes and see what they all said.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@FutureMrsCooke:  Try Etsy. You could do a Madlibs inspired wedding story.

We are doing a “message in a bottle” guest book. I have a wine bottle for each table and guests will leave notes inside. Each bottle is marked with 1 year, 2 years, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years. So we will open them up and read them on that year’s anniversary!

Post # 7
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

That’s a super cute idea!

We are doing 3 guest books [… I know, I just couldn’t decide one 1].

We are doing a tradtional sign-in, a light-up wishing tree w/ wooden tags, & a set of 6 12×12 mirror tiles, adorned with dandelion decorations [they’ll sign it with paint pens].

I REALLY need to get a picture of the mirrors so I can show you bees what it looks like, it’s SUPER cute. [although I did crack 2 of the corners so I might have to redo it].

Post # 8
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668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@jenilynevette:  I’ve seen the wishing tree on Pinterest and a few places and it looks SUPER cute. Just curious though, what do you do with it after?

Post # 9
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751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Along with the calendar idea, I have seen people do the same with an address book. 

Post # 10
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408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did a puzzle.  I painted our names and wedding date on a blank puzzle, then broke it up and had the pieces out in a basket.  Everyone signed a piece (or sometimes more…) and then the week after the wedding we put it together!  It currently lives on our dining room table, but we’re planning on getting it framed.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@FutureMrsCooke:  We’re doing wedding mad libs.

Post # 12
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@RiverBride13:  We plan to use it as a decoration for our house. We bought the light up branches and our living room will be pink & grey!

Post # 13
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am doing mad libs. My advice would be figure out what you want them to say and make your own. That or design them and take to a print shop to have printed. That is what I would do.

Post # 14
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632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re having what feels like a lot!

At the ceremony there will be a framed photo mat that guests can sign and a bible that guests can highlight their favorite bible verse.

At the reception we’ll have the photo mat again and a photobook guest book. The photobook has pictures and some questions like “what should we name our children” and “we belong together because…”

 

We’re also going to have mad-libs out at the cocktail hour – but that’s not really a guestbook

Post # 15
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am doing the fingerprint tree and something else (not sure what that something else is yet!). But I love the non traditional guest books.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I printed my own. I just started a sentence such as “Bride” should always remember…

My fondest memory of “Groom” is…

My wish for the newlyweds is…

“Bride” makes a great wife because…

 

I printed 4 per page on cardstock, and cut them myself. At the wedding, I had 3 decorated coffee tins; one read “tomorrow” one said, “1 year anniversary” and the last read, “5 year anniversary.” People could drop them in the appropriate tin.

The ones we read the day after were hilarious, and some were very sweet! I can’t wait to open the other jars, which are right full!

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