(Closed) Map Guestbook idea??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

are they traveling from all over the world??  

i think you could still frame something like that with pushpins in a shadow box….but then your talking about a small map though…..

i will keep brainstorming…lol ๐Ÿ™‚

ETA: i think the more flags you put the more complex it will have to be, possibly??maybe you could simplify it and do a ‘sign your state’ map? maybe in a jig-saw puzzle fashion?? might look cool put together…

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think that is a great idea. Rather than pushpins, you could have some sort of sticker or label that the guest use – and that would make it easier to frame the map.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

You could have your guests sign their names where they are from?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You could take your key from the tree idea and do fingerprints or you could just have people sign their name in the place they are from.

I’m not sure logistacally how that will work unless everyone you know is literally from completely different places. You’re bound to have tons of marks in a couple areas. Maybe you can say–where you’re from or your favorite vacation exploration. Just to add some more variety.

It’s a great idea though, my Fiance and I both really like maps as well but we already have so many up throughout the house that another would look crazy ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re doing the tree idea.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You can frame it with a double or extra thick mat to allow room for pin heads. I’m sure it’s completely doable.

I like the idea of having different prompts with room for names. That’s a lot of fun, and people will naturally try to make it more even.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are going to have a photobooth/guest book AND a map with push pins – white for us, red for bridal party, black for guests (red/black are our colors). We have people coming from all over the world, so we will be using the world map. The foamcore/spray adheasive works geat (I’ve tested).

I’m no help when it comes to other ideas, but something I’ve bene struggling with (and you may be, too) is what to title it (somethign that will stay when we frame it later – not just a sign we put in front). I was trying to think of something creative, but alas, nothing has come to mind…I had hoped for something better than “Traveling from….for the Wedding of….” Any ideas?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I saw earlier today a thumbprint tree, I had not seen this before i thought it was so cute, you could maybe have them do intials with the print? if you really wanted names

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you want to be able to frame it afterwards, you could use thumbtacks instead of push pins.

They will lay flat against the paper. You could use different colored thumbtacks for place of residence, best vacation, born here etc and have a key for the colors added on the border or lower corner of the map.

You can still use an antique looking map of the USA.

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am interested in doing something similar but we would use our map guestbook to track our travels. Our guests would sign in the ocean areas so that we can use push pins to pinpoint our “want to go” and “have gone” travel destinations. Of course to preserve the signatures and well wishes, I would laminate the poster and then place it on a large corkboard to place in our home. 

Love this map below

http://www.worldmapsonline.com/one_world_mural_1340.htm

 

I’m interested to see how yours turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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