Post # 1
I have this awesome leather album. Archival paper with tissue sheets in between the pages. I thought I would use if for a guestbook and really like the photo guestbook with a polaroid camera, but wholy cow! film is expensive! I think setting up a digital printer would be too hard…so what else can I do. I would like something a little more fun than a book full of signatures!
Anyone got any interesting ideas out there??
Post # 3
You could mount some photos of you and your Fiance, family, friends, etc. on the various pages, then get people to sign around them.
Post # 4
You know… I got my film off of ebay. I got 8 packages (8o photos) for 100 dollars. is it cheap? no.. but better than paying 10-15 dollar per package. I also bought all of my camera’s off of ebay for less than 10 bucks.
Post # 5
When you used the polaroid camera did you have someone who took everyone’s pictures or did you just leave a camera on the table for guests to use??
I’m not sure who I would get to take the pictures and if I just leave the camera on the table I can imagine my guests not using it!
Another option I found is turing that book into a scrapbook…placing save the date, invitation, any sort of wedding stuff in there and having guests sign around that. Could be interesting.
Post # 6
We;re leaving it on the table. We figure our guests can have people take pictures of them… everyone knows someone.
We just made sure to have extra film, instructions, and a waste basket near this table.
Post # 7
Few ideas that I thought were cute:
I saw one couple used William Sonama couple cookbook as guestbook. That was really cute. One used their e-pics and printed them on blurb.com. I am going to buy couple of wines that will ages every year accordingly so people can just use a silver sharpie and sign on the wine bottles!
Post # 8
We printed up 4bar sized cards on Luxe cardstock – with a word on each card – similar to the PaperSource Espressions cards, but larger, and with our own choice of words. We then asked people to take a card and write a wish, a memory, or a piece of advice for us (we had a little sign explaining that the words represented our hopes and aspirations for our relationship). It was very fun to see what people wrote, and how they used the words already on the card for inspiration, or picked through the cards to find a word they wanted. Some people did more than one; often both people in a couple would do separate cards, and that’s quite funny to see as well. Much better than a list of signatures. I plan to put them in a nice photo album. It’s an idea a bit like a wish tree, except due to the large size of our cards and some space constraints, we used a basket.
If you decide to go with this I would use at least a 4bar card – even though many wish tree cards seem to be smaller – because our experience was that people did fill up the cards! And buy a lot of pens. I had 48 pens for 120 people – pretty nice pens – and there were about 10 left at the end of the evening. They were pink and lavender and pale blue, so I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the guys who walked off with them! It kind of cracks me up – if I had known that people would think they were favors I would have ordered some that were printed with something.