(Closed) Guestbook ideas on a budget?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 31
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Helper bee

Like maybe 10 people signed our guestbook. We had just a traditional book and I guess the venue coordinator placed it in an inconspicuous place on a table. I was upset. But come to think of it, the last several weddings I’ve been to, few people sign the guestbook. My friend’s had a framed print and it was like 1/4 signed. It kind of looks ridiculous and they could never display it because it looks barren. Another friend had a jigsaw puzzle and people had no idea what to do so they bypassed it. Maybe guestbooks are going out of style? 

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We did a photo book through Snapfish. Keep an eye on their website as they sometimes have huge sales going on. My wedding was also in May. Usually around April they’ll put all their photo books on a big discount in preparation for Mothers Day. That’s when we got ours. We took advantage of their Mothers Day sale and were able to get a photo book for half off the original price.

Post # 33
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Honey bee

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johnsontobe520 :  We got engaged in france and I was able to find a stack of antique french postcards on etsy that I used for our guestbook. We just got markers and a cute bucket and asked people to write notes on the postcards and put them in the bin. They are still sitting in my card box along with everything else, but the plan is to bind them all together to create a little book.

I love the 3D art I’ve seen on etsy with the little hearts and other shapes. You could easily make your own by cutting out a bunch of hearts for people to sign, and then just find a shadowbox on sale to mount them in for some cute wall art.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We had something like this. Which we made from scrap wood, stain and seal. And had the graphics printed at a sign shop (Best Man runs the shop) but it was pretty cheap to make – just need the right materials. No words can summarize the sheer importance of the day you and your loved one promise to spend the rest of your lives together. It's no surprise that everyone wants their wedding to be flawless and some even plan it since childhood. When there's so much to take care of and so many possibilities, the preparations can turn into a real bothersome headache. Need some inspiration for your special day? Want to create something unique and interesting that hasn't been seen at many other celebrations ...:

 

 

Post # 35
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I customed designed a coffee table album of photos comprised of both DH and I though the years with our family and friends, as well as us together. I’m a wedding photographer by trade, so I designed as I would any other client album and ordered through my album company – but you could easily do it through Shutterfly or Snapfish.

It was out for our guests to sign. I tried to include a good variety in photos, and it was fun to see the comments that people put near photos that included them. I still pull it out and look through it.

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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couper :  I love that!  Did you buy it or make it yourself?

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

We’re doing a wedding tree canvas alternative from peachwik!

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My Mother-In-Law graciously made quilt squares that she is sewing into a quilt for us. People signed them and wrote well wishes and bible verses. 🙂 It will be lovely.

Post # 39
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Helper bee

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islandtime :  Thank you! Yeah I made it myself based off some I saw off the internet and themed it to match our wedding theme (hiking, trees, nature)

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