(Closed) Marrieds: how did your alternative guest book work out?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@MrsKaySea:  Oh wow, I love it!

Post # 33
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

were going to put ours on the mantle along with the sand from our sand ceremony and a few wedding photos. I think it turned out perfect only 2 or 3 people didn’t sign it. I love how it turned out and all the guests loved it and let us know how creative they thought it was.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did a photobook with e-pics and it turned out great! Lots of people wrote nice notes for us. However, we had 20 pages, and there are still a lot of blank pages. Oh well!

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We also did a matted engagement picture for our guests to sign.  I almost wish we would have had two because some of our guests said that it was filled by the time they had a chance to sign it.  I’m super excited to frame it and hang it up along with all of the other pictures from our engagement and wedding.

Post # 36
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Haven’t bought all the supplies yet but we’re planning on getting a large 2013 calendar and having all of the guests sign their name on their birthday. I saw this on Pinterest along with a million other ideas that have made wedding planning amazing and overwhelming at the same time 🙂 we are also getting blank beer coasters and putting a bunch of pens on the tables for people to write a message to us on or decorate however they want. Then we’ll put those in a scrapbook 🙂

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have always lived in places with little to no closet space but i love nice bedding, so we have many sheet sets and blankets that have no home.  For the wedding, we put out an unfinished blanket chest with a flat lid and had everyone sign there with paint markers.  I placed a sign on the outside of the chest telling them we’d love their words of advice and what not and most people signed under the lid, so now every time i go to make the bed i’ll be able to remember the day! All i have to do now is stain the outside of the chest and poly outside and inside to protect the wood as well as the signatures forever.  So, guest book, heirloom in the making and practical furniture i can customize to the color i want! All in all, a great choice for us!

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@rebwana: I love that idea…consider it borrowed!

I was trying to find unusual guest book and table number ideas…and now I will combine the two!

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My fiance and I are doing a fingerprint tree.  I used acrylic paint and an elmer’s paint pen to create the tree on canvas.  The guests will use different shades of green ink to create leaves with their thumbprints  Here it is:

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a fingerprint tree and an engagement photo book. Both were pretty empty by the end.. It hurt a little bit. Oh well! 

Post # 41
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Sugar Beekeeper

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@This Time Round:  Not at all. Who would do that, honestly? 🙁

We had quite a crazy group of friends there as well and all the signatures and notes were more than appropriate and very nice. There are a few of the crazy friends that didn’t sign so I’m guessing they went along with “if you can’t say anything nice/appropriate….”.

Just a worde of advice for anyone that is planning this…make sure you have it framed before having it signed. I have several friends that used this option only to find that when they went to frame it a large number of the signatures were covered/cut off.

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@TopazWedding:  Oh, gosh. Do you think people didn’t understand the idea?

We are not married yet but the photo mat seems to go over well with guests from what I’ve seen here and at weddings I’ve been to.

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did a time capsule guest book. I started phrases on cards, and people dropped them into jars labelled ‘tomorrow’, 1 year anniversary and 5 year anniversary.

I have so far only opened the first one and the comments people wrote left me in tears -both laughing and heartfelt. The other two jars are full of both cards and photobooth pictures! I can not wait to open them! I had to tape the crap out of them to resist temptation to open early!

The cards were the same size as my RSVP’s, which I have put into a photo album. I will put the guestbook cards/photobooth photos in with them, and have them under my coffee table so visitors can browse if they so choose.

 

 

 

 

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was thinking of if I can find a cool mirror or something I would get people to sign that. Thoughts?

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got this from Etsy (this is the sample, not mine).  I liked the thumbprint idea but I am paranoid about every single guest running around with inked up fingers and then hugging me… in a white dress.  So they’ll just sign a leaf on this.  It’ll be framed and put on our mantle, as well.

Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We did a wedding wishing tree.  It turned out awesome!  I’m so glad we did this instead of a boring guest book.  We are displaying it in our bay window at home.  Every time I look at it I am reminded of our special day.  I have no plans of taking it down any time soon.

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