Post # 1
hey all u creative bees
thought i would share an idea, in lieu of a guestbook i am buying postcards from vistaprint ($4 for 250) and turning a save the date postcard into a “wedding wishes” postcard that i will later scrapbook into my wedding album. (postcards are 3×5 which will slip nicely into a 4×6 photo album too!)
the front says wedding wishes with our name and date
the back will have suggestions on what to write..but i need help for something creative for the wording though! this is all i can come up with
Please share your favorite memory of the day, give advice for the newlyweds, or offer your best wishes to the happy couple…
please share your suggestions here! i want something cutesy, maybe something that even rhymes. i tried googling guest book wording but nothing good came up :o( thanks bees!
Post # 3
I am making a business card envelope guestbook (with vistaprint’s free business cards for the guests to write on). I put “Wishes, Predictions, or Advice” at the top of the card. I figured it was short and to the point. The guests can write their message on both sides of the card, and then tuck them in the little envelopes.
Post # 4
thats a good idea too! i wanted something with a little bit more room for writing space. my cousin used index cards which are 3×5 and some people needed 2 cards to complete their message
Post # 5
I saw that someone did postcards, and had the MOB send them to the newleyweds over the course of a year – so they got things in the mail every once in a while that made them happy and remember all of those close to them. Then you can put them into a guestbook, either as they come in or a year later!
Post # 6
that is a really thoughtful idea, thanks for sharing! i would love to get sweet wedding memories in the mail :o)
Post # 7
Do you have the link to the 250 for $4 postcards? I looked on vistaprint’s site and couldn’t find that deal. That would be perfect for our Thank you postcards!
What a great idea to use note cards for the guest book! I think I will do that!
Post # 9
I foudn this one when I was lookign for wish tree poems. It’s probably too long to write on each card, but you can print it up and put it in a frame on the table or just use a piece of it:
These cards will be
for our wedding book
a modern twist
on the standard look.
As we begin our Journey
A brand new Mr. and Mrs.
We could surely use
Your Advice and good Wishes.
Jot down a Memory,
A reminder of the day.
Draw a doodle or picture
If your not sure what to say.
Share with us your Wisdom
About Marriage, Love, and Life,
The secret to being a good Husband
Or a thoughtful, loving Wife.
Please don’t forget
It would be such a shame
to hang your card on the tree
Without signing your Name.
Give us words of love or fun
Write or draw your own design.
Hang it on the tree once you’re done!
Post # 10
I did the same sort of things (only I used vintage postcards from the area where we live and got married) – here’s the wording I used. Had two signs – one explaining the concept, and one with some prompts.
Our Postcard Guestbook:
In lieu of a traditional guestbook, we plan to keep these postcards in an album to remember our wedding.
Please select a postcard to send the bride and groom your best wishes, advice, memories or thoughts.
Have fun and don’t forget to sign your name!
Need some inspiration?
Words of wisdom or marriage advice
Draw us a picture
Share some memories
Thoughts on love
Hope these help! We loved reading what people wrote on them. (My dad loved them – he filled out 4 or 5 of them!)
Post # 11
That’s perfect for our Tree of Knowledge too (Garden of Eden theme)! Thanks for posting!
Post # 12
We did this – and it was a huge hit! (We also put them on the tables with colored pencils so guests had plenty of time to be thoughtful or creative!) Here are what ours looked like. (PS-I printed ours on vistaprint, too – and I wanted to mention that the front of their postcards are glossy and harder to write on – so we put all the wording on the front and the blank space for well wishes on the matte back side.)