(Closed) If you have used/had an alternative guest book

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I didn’t do what you’re speaking of, but I feel like people have more sense than that when they see that space is limited. We did a guestbook quilt and  I had 250ish blank squares for our 200 RSVP’d guests to sign. We only had 120 show up and I think only 60 or so actually got signed. This allowed people to sign their own, but you have to remember that not everyone will sign. Think of it this way..when you go to a wedding with a traditional guestbook, do you and your Fiance sign the same line? I know we do!

Post # 3
991 posts
Busy bee

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futuremrsJR:  Some good friends had an alternative guestbook and they had the exact opposite problem: they had 150 guests and about that same number of little hearts to sign…everyone signed hearts as a couple (or not at all) and it left their alt. guestbook looking really empty; If their experience is the norm, then I’d say having less spots than you have guests is probably ideal. 🙂

Post # 4
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Oftentimes, couples will sign once–whether in a book or on a quilt square/ leaf. My fiancé and I never sign separately.

Post # 5
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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futuremrsJR:  Like PP said- people will see that there isn’t much room. Also not everyone signs (which is annoying). I imagine, though, that they might start signing around the tree and not just on the leaves, so be prepared for that. If that’s something that is super annoying for you, you might want to enlist a young relative to stand by it and instruct guests what to do. 

My cousin is creating a painting for us that includes little charactures of us and a huge book (it’s a literary themed wedding). Hopefully there will be enough room on the book for people to sign, but I’m also fine with them signing in the background space. 

Post # 6
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I attended a wedding last September that had a “guestbook” similar to what you are talking about, but it was the house from UP and had balloons instead of leaves. My Fiance and I just signed in the same balloon.

Post # 7
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We usually sign as a couple so I bet you would be fine.

Post # 10
1325 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

WB deleted my response.

We had a picture frame guest book and yes, most people signed as couples and families. 

Are you inviting 225? Cause you should also factor in your decline rate.  Do you have kids attending?  They won’t sign for themselves, they will be added to their parent’s message.

Post # 12
8570 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We didn’t do the tree thing, but we did a chicago skyline painting that everyone signed, each couple signed as a couple, and singles signed single.

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