(Closed) Scrapbook guestbook…

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well, I had a faux-tobooth and had people scrapbook their pages.  I didn’t give them any prompt, just markers, stickers and cool paper.  I absolutely LOVED the results, and it was great to have to look through (repeatedly) after the wedding & before I got my pro pics back.   

If you don’t want pictures (pics for me were a MUST b/c I love looking at the words & being able to connect them to a  face), you could just get scrapbook supplies and lay them out, maybe with different prompts listed in a cool frame to give people ideas.

For us, we bought a book of interesting-looking (it maybe was even wedding related) 8×8 paper and an 8×8 album that allowed you to insert the pages inside the clear pockets and add additional pages. This way, people could just take a piece of paper and do it up how they wanted them and then put them in a little “outbox” type box.  There was no need to wait for people to finish before they could start on their own, so no logjams at the table.  Afterwards we just slid the pages into the pockets and added additional pockets as necessary.

We had everything set up on one long table (including the computer, printer and camera), but another way to do it would also be to just have a few pages on each table (or even one at each person’s seat) along with some pens and possibly scrapbooking supplies if you want to make it more likely that EVERYONE will do it.  As I went around saying hi to people at each table I kept telling them to make sure to take photobooth pics and write in the guestbook, so I think that made people do it more than they would have otherwise.  We got a pretty good turnout–everyone pretty much except boys who didn’t come with dates took pics and wrote us notes in our guestbook.

I have pics of how it was laid out and a pic of one of the finished pages if you wanna see…but i think they are too big to post here.  Let me know and I can email them to you.

Post # 5
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637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

actually i resized them. 

Here is the total setup . The frames had directions for the photobooth in one, and the scrapbooking in the other.  Not sure how many people read them, but in hindsight, may have cut down on the words, and made sure the table was lit…most of the reception was at night.  The thing that sucks is I HAD lights…just forgot to bring them:

The scrapbooking supplies:

A final scrapbook page (by my 4 year old cousin/ring bearer):

 

Post # 7
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637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sounds like it will work great! It will be really awesome too….that was one of my favorite keepsakes from the wedding.  I loved the creativity of all the pages & the ones that had real writing/advice/jokes were my absolute favorites, so putting out prompts will probably work great.  Wish I had thought of that…but not sure folks would have noticed!

Post # 9
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did this for my wedding and I love it!  I’m so glad that I figured it out (though i just about pulled my hair out trying to make it work.).  Here’s what I came up with for me:  FRONT:

 

BACK:

 

And this is how it was set-up (I got the idea from here somewhere actually):

I also had family and my wedding planner, going around making sure people had a page and then collecting them at the end.  🙂

If you need help with creating this, I’m happy to help in whatever way I can!

 

ETA:  Oh and here are a couple of shots of parts of finished pages:

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