(Closed) Unique Guest Book Alternatives?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I went to a wedding where someone took polaroid snapshots of the guests and then placed it in a book.  Great idea, but VERY expensive. And the person in charge of the book was a teenager and made a lot of mistakes. (Skipped pages, only took pics didn’t get signatures, etc)

I went to another wedding where there was a photo booth. The booth printed two sheets of the pics – one to take home and one to place in a scrapbook and sign next to it.  I liked this idea better, but a photo booth is expensive.

So what I did to save money and effort was create a photo book of US. I went to shutterfly.com and made a simple book with white pages. I made sure to leave a lot of white space around the pictures and then had people sign around us. It was a great way to show our guests the history of our relationship also. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There was a great idea yesterday of a wedding wish wall. You get a blank artists’ canvas, have shapes cut out of colored paper, guests write wishes on the back, and attach to the canvas with pins. You end up with a piece of art from your wedding.

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There are companies that can make a seamless photo collage of the pictures of your guests after the wedding. Have the guests sign a blank canvas, have someone take pics of  all the guests. After you receive your photo collage , remove the signed canvas from the frame and attach it to the back of the photo collage.

 

 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@pengoala: I was trying to find a post from a few days ago on the same subject. There was a photo collage shown where guests send or email photos ahaead of the wedding. Some sent current photos. Others sent baby pics. The collage was displayed and signed at the wedding. It made a great conversation piece.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I’m only having a tiny wedding party but I am making a book and taking a photo of each guest, or couple if applicable and writing how they are related or know Fiance and/or I.

Part of this is that I am having chinese lanterns that the guest will have at their seat.  I am asking them to repeat the message they write on the their lantern, on their page in the book.

That way, Fiance and I will be able to see what wish they sent into the air for us and have be able to read them any time.

Book something like this

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

These are great idea’s. I love the idea of having something nice to hang on the wall, rather than a book of signatures to look through.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m planning on having people write notes to us on little cards, and then making a scrapbook using photos taken by our photographer. Having someone take a picture of every guest would be too hard, I think, and I want the photos to be of the wedding.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We did Guestbook Photopages and gave all of the guests crayons to fill them out. I REALLY loved them and the guests had alot of fun filling them out.

They were 8×8 pages and I found an Album that matched our theme/colors put guestbook on it and filled it with the pages.

Here’s a few pics of it and some of my favorites

p.s. I’ve already looked through it a number of times to re-read some of them

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I could not do this at my wedding…so PLEASE someone do it! LOL

I saw the idea of having everyone sign a giant wood inital…last name. You would definitely have wall art for your new home. You can easily by 2 or 3 ft. tall letters.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My fiance and I are having our guests sign unique empty wine bottles (we will probably need around 2 or 3)! He absolutly loves wine and I think they will be fun to display on a fireplace mantle someday!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

One easy way to get photos of all the guests at the wedding is to have a photographer set up at the entrance where everyone stops to get their pic taken-like at prom or on a cruise ship. It doesn’t have to be a professional photographer. You can get great photos with digital cameras available today.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

One idea I’m toying around with is having people sign quilt squares. I would then sew those into a quilt. If I don’t do that, I will have vintage-y note cards out on the table to sign, and I will put those puppies in a scrap book.

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