(Closed) table numbering, guest book alternatives…ideas anyone??

posted 13 years ago in Decor
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@cynthia

Sorry, I don’t! I actually got that picture somewhere from a blog… but I think it’s martha. I think you just buy the little business card envelopes in multi colors and glue on scrapbook pages though.. the little cards are just business card size and they make those that you could print yourself (I believe it’s an Avery package)! 

Good luck! I change my mind every day about guestbooks…sigh.

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love Med0404’s suggestion! 

These guestbook look great.  But I’m not totally sold on the design so I’ll try and do my own.  Maybe I can show you what it looks like when my templates are done. 

I’d also like to find out if there would be a way of binding the whole think like a real book rather than using a binder.  I think it looks a little cheap.

As per my table numbers… I’m not quite sure.  I’m using lots of polka dots (purple and yellow) but I haven’t found a way of incorporating those in our table numbers.  The place cards will be somewhat similar to the typical ‘tent’ format that we see except that the front will be round and the back will be round with the bottom part cut horizontally to help it stay straight.  The purple and yellow colors will be used to identify which main course each guest chose.

Looking forward to hearing other ideas!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We’re going to do a scrapbook/coffee table book for our guest book — it’ll have pictures of my fiance and me in it, and we’ll provide Sharpies for our guests to write messages of love in the margins.

We’re not doing table numbers…but I really like the idea of doing something other than “numbers”, and that way you can use pictures of that place as a background for your text. And on the back you can always have a little note saying why that place is special for you.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Also, something that we’re doing that some people use for a guestbook is having guests write wishes for the couple on river rocks, and then throwing them into a “wishing fountain”.

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I just had a great idea for pictures for table numbers, I’m googling wedding pictures from year of the table (i.e.- table 1= 1901, table 2= 1902, ect.) idk if I’ll use it, but it’s an idea :]

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hate traditional guest books so we are setting up a DIY photobooth in our cocktail area. My future Father-In-Law is making us life size thought bubbles out of wood and covering them in chalk board finish. We are going to set up a table with chalk and different props (hats, glasses, dress up stuff) so that our guests can write their “guestbook” entry on the thought bubbles, grab some props if they want and get their picture taken. I am planning on contacting a local college to see if they can suggest any talented student photographers who would be interested in working for an hour. I figure I could get someone for cheap ($50 or so). We are then going to post the pictures to a photo sharing website so that the guests can check them out. After the wedding we plan to make a collage out of the pictures that we can hang in our home. 

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I made a photobook from http://www.photobookcanada.com 12X14 was 115 (40% off so i got it for $78). It looks great and we had the image wrap so it looks really professional. Lots of space for people to add comments and leave messages.

We have tons of engagement photos we like that we’re going to use as the table numbers….

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are doing something I saw a close friend of mine and her fiance do for their wedding.  We purchased a large frame (one we could agree on that is quite lovely!) I think 11×14″ and we purchased a plain, wide white mat so that there will be room for a 4×6 or 5×7″ photo inside.  We plan to have our guests sign names/write little notes onto the mat and then we will put it in the frame, with a photo of us from our engagement, etc. and enjoy!  🙂  This was SUPER cute when my friend did it, we liked the idea better than a guest book.  And I just saw the framed finished product at her house, hanging on the wall, SO CUTE.

Hope that helps! I didn’t notice anyone else mentioning it.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are doing table numbers as our letters of our names and our guest book I made it myself on mixbook.com, its a photo book and soo cute I love it. The guests sign the opposite pages of the pics.

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