Post # 1
I am the Queen of indecision! I’ve got the shirt to prove it. No. Seriously. I really do. My sister got it for me for Christmas last year. So you can imagine the hell I go through looking at all these wonderful ideas for weddings! Ik some of you feel my pain. We need to organize a support group like the AA or something. Oh wait, that’s what I’ve got all of you for!!!!!! Before you ask, no I’m not on anything. I just happened to have 2 mocha slushie coffee’s before noon. Yea, I’m a rebel!
So the drama of the hour is guest books! Please don’t take that seriously. I hate drama. Why would I need to be in other ppl’s issues when I got enough of my own?! Uh huh, Ik you feel me girl! I have found two great idea’s that I absolutely love but doing them both is just too much. I’m a simple kind of girl. My first like is the idea of signing a bench. As seen below. I want to get a park style bench that we can put in our mud room as you walk in the door.
My second like is the thumbprint photo. Most people do trees or ballons. I havent decided on what I’d like to do. I want to do something unique to us.
Can you lovely ladies help me out please?
Post # 3
I’m doing a thumbprint tree and a photobook where they sign in various places (yearbook style). I saw and loved the bench idea, my one worry was that it would face if the wood was already finished (varnished) beforehand, and that if you finished it afterwards then it might cover up some names?
I kept picturing old desks in school where people had written on them (for some reason) and the way it kind of faded and such over the years. Of course I over think everything!!
Post # 5
I like both ideas but voted for the tree — it’ll be much easier to transport AND they’re adorable. Reallllyyyy adorable
Post # 6
I actually love the bench idea. More unique than the thumb print tree and useful. You could also do a hope chest instead of the bench, and then stain it/seal it to make it look antique-y.
Post # 7
I LOVE both of these ideas but pretty please do the signing bench! It gives people more room to write you well wishes and talk about something to keep for the memories. If you get a quality bench it could last for so many years and you’ll smile everytime you see it
Post # 8
I love the idea of the thumprint guestbook, but in practice I’ve heard a lot of people complain that the ink gets messy and guests are kind of confused with what to do with it because there isn’t a lot of room in a thumb to write a whole message to the couple. I love the bench!! The logistics of transport may be a bit tricky, and would you put a finish over it or something to keep the signatures?
Post # 9
Oh how I love you ladies! You make me smile:) I want to talk to someone about how to preserve the bench without losing anything before I fully decide and I figure the only thing you can really do is sign your name in your thumbprint which is a little sad but I still love the idea of it. I’ll let everyone know what we decide! Thank you for your time and consideration I really appreciate the input:)
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We had guests fill out cards, which were placed on every table. These turned out great- some funny and touching sentiments- eventually I’ll put them in a book.