(Closed) Last Minute Guest Book Idea Help!!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

is your wedding in Boston?  Maybe buy a great book of black & white Boston photography and then your guests can  use archival pens to sign the pages, and also see pictures of the city where you are getting married… or something like that, if it’s not in Boston. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You can buy a nice photo album (one of the ones that has room for notes on the sides of the photo slots) and if you have engagement photos, put them in. Have guests sign the notes parts. Then, you have some options for after the wedding. [1] you can leave the engagement photos inside, [2] you can make prints of wedding photos and fill it with those (maybe guest photos and extras if you’re already getting an album from your photog), or [3] you can have someone with a camera by the guestbook and take a photo of each guest as they sign. after the wedding, you can put the photos of the guests next to their signatures.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

A week or two before my wedding, I saw a guest book idea on Martha Stewart that I loved:

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/portal/site/ww/menuitem.8136b08594d37d3df8aeef105173a0a0/?vgnextoid=f254c506123df110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextchannel=623c1966c422e110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&lpgStart=1&currentslide=20&currentChapter=1#ms-global-breadcrumbs

(I hope that works, if not you could go to marthastewart.com/weddings and search “guest book” and there are 25 ideas listed -Christina & Peter’s Guest Books)

Guest book serving as table numbers.  If you didn’t want to use it as table numbers, you could just leave the book on the tables.  It worked out great for us – so many great messages, top ten lists, haikus, doodles, and much more left for us by our friends and family.  Since it was on their table all night, they could leave a note at any point without waiting in a guest book line or getting up from the table. 

I’m sure there are many ways you could go about it; but I bought 14 little notebooks from the $1 bin at Michael’s, covered & glued them with cardstock, printed out the table number and glued it to the front, and left a welcome note and instructions to leave us a note in each book.  While it’s not a cohesive book, my plan is to tear the pages out and scrapbook it (or something… someday!).

And, I did this two days before the wedding 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m a vinyl album collector and I frame and hang my favorites and I’m also a collector of autographs which I also hang,  so we’re framing two albums that mean something to each of us (mine will be Derek & the Dominoes, Layla and other assorted love songs – his is to be determined) without the glass, and leaving sharpies and a sign asking people to autograph our albums, which we’ll then add the glass back to and hang on the wall.

Is there an object you already own or can buy that means something to you that people can sign and you can display in your home?

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We bought a bunch of postcards and are having our guests fill them out and mail them to us.

Then we will put them all in a album.

Good luck! I hope everything goes perfect for you.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

scrap book! have them write on empty pages – you can fill in around afterwards with memories of the wedding  – photos, cards, etc.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i’m going to put mason jars of different colored pens, etc so there’ll be something around it. maybe you could include some photos of the both of you from over the years? we’ve also got it next to the placecards and gift card box.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yeah, unless you’re already having a slideshow and think it’s overkill, I vote that you go ahead with the photo album idea and put in pictures of you and your Fiance over the years – or include baby and child pics, too! People will love looking through it when they sign. Then, you can either keep those photos in or replace them with guest photos or wedding photos.

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