Post # 1
I found the perfect alternative guest book but it only has room for 150 guests and we will be closer to 225. I already asked if they can make it fit more but they can’t. It is something similar to the canvas wedding tree that everyone signs their name on a leaf.
So my question is for those who have had one of these at your wedding.. did guests sign a leaf together as a couple or individually taking up 2 leafs?
I really want to get this but I need to make sure there will be enough room for everyone.
Post # 2
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
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
Oftentimes, couples will sign once–whether in a book or on a quilt square/ leaf. My fiancé and I never sign separately.
Post # 5
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
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
We usually sign as a couple so I bet you would be fine.
Post # 8
Okay thanks everyone!!! I think this will work perfectly then!! 🙂
Maybe i’ll put up a sign that says please sign a leaf so people dont start signing all over the place lol.
Post # 9
You had 200 people rsvp yes and only 120 showed up!!!????
Post # 10
- 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 # 11
No we invited 275.. expecting around 225 ish. and no kids. But if people are signing as couples this will be perfect!!! Thanks!
Post # 12
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.