(Closed) Guestbook suggestions

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@muzikfreek13: I’m not quiet sure exactly what you mean about the written cards.  I have a few friends that did make a guestbook through shutterfly and it was really cute.  They just had a picture of them in the middle of each page had a different theme on each to make it more decorative.  It was really cute and very simple.  

Post # 4
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I do not know if you will be able to get the quality you are going to want my scanning hand written images into the photo soft wear. The best way to find out is have different people write with different pens then scan them to see if they will show up . I personally would not want to risk it. Maybe have you guest sign cards then take pictures you like and make a collage.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you use the scanned guest book idea make sure you keep the original cards. You may want to keep them to physically go through in the future. I would probably do a few select ones in the photo book (especially if you’re doing something where you want guests to leave advice/well wishes). Then I would make a little box or maybe even a pocket for in the back of the book to keep the cards in. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just an idea from left field… Your table numbers can be smaller books that the guests at that table sign… Table one you open and read on you first anniversary table 2 second etc. This is what we are doing since I like you don’t feel the traditional book is for me…

Post # 7
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@LaTortuga: Oooh that’s a cute idea! If I didn’t have a guest book already I would have snatched that up…

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@muzikfreek13: 

I found that guests are pretty lazy as far as filling things out, unless they are “that type.” I had a guestbook I made on mixbook and it was lots of pictures of us through our relationship, some pages were the traditional “sign here” pages and others were “advice for the happy couple” type things or “three keys to a happy marriage” that type of thing…I got a whole lot more signatures and only a handful of anything else. That stuff tends to work better at showers.

Also just wanted to say, we did the love letter “time capsule” and it was sooo much fun! What we decided to do was make it an annual thing, so on our first anniversary we will write a new letter for Year 2 and then read our original letters and keep it going. 🙂

Also, I agree that scanned images could get very pixelated or grainy.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@muzikfreek13:Well we haven’t quite gotten to a year (just at 3 months post-marriage now) but the plan is to do it every year. We’re going to write the *new* letter prior to reading the past one, so they sound different each time. We’re going to leave them all in there and we can go back and read every one each year if we want…Like in 10 years we’ll have 10 letters to reflect on. 🙂 

We got a cute letter-sized box and decorated it (it’s now in our dining room). Our preacher loved the idea and all we really did was have him explain why we were putting folded letters into the box. Just something along the lines of “Amelia and S. have decided to write eachother letters to remind them of their feelings for one another and their love. They will write a new letter each year of their marriage to be opened on their anniversary.” <– Or something like that, that isn’t verbatim.

The parents/grandparents idea is cute! We didn’t do anything like that because we both only have 1 living grandparent each and our parents are all divorced. I’m sure you could incorporate something like that into your idea though!

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