(Closed) How do I want to receive their John Hancock?!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which option would you choose?
    Park bench : (11 votes)
    58 %
    Thumbprint : (8 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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 # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I LOVE the bench idea!  

    Post # 5
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like both ideas but voted for the tree — it’ll be much easier to transport AND they’re adorable.  Reallllyyyy adorable

    Post # 6
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    237 posts
    Helper bee

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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 # 10
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    Honey bee
    • 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.

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