Post # 1
Im so confused, girls.
I have gotten my hands on two vintage typewriters which I had planned to set out on the table at the entrance to our reception for our guests to “sign” and use as our guestbook.
I know I, personally, am not a big fan of the guestbooks where the guests just sign their names. I want something more personal. So I was hoping if we did something like one of the pics in the above link – write “leave the bride & groom a little note” on the top of all our typewriter pages would give guests the initiative to write more. But I don’t know. It seems like I would just throw the papers aside after the wedding since they would all be lose.
Do you think it would be a better idea to leave a binder (or some type of homemade book) out by the typewriters and have the guests put their paper in the book themselves so then the pages would at least be preserved and not just hanging out loose? And then it could serve double duty as a pretty way of preserving my “guestbook”?
Any other suggestions/ideas are greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I imagine that several people would “sign” a single page, so I don’t think you’ll have all that many loose pages sitting on the table. But you’re right that there should be some kind of easy and intuitive way to organize the pages. A binder would work if the pages are pre-punched with holes. The only thing I’d be concerned about is whether your guests will know how to feed a new sheet of paper into the typewriter when the last one runs out!
I think the typewriter in those photos had a big long roll of paper that never ended. Perhaps you can just use that and save yourself the hastle?
Post # 4
I love that idea and that is what I imagine is it would kind of be list like, and then you could put it into an album or something. 🙂
It is going to look great though!
Post # 5
Mrs. Lovebug had a big typewriter theme to her wedding. Which was super cute and executed amazingly. She mentions in a post why she didn’t actually use the typewriter as the guestbook and came up with an alternative. I think it could be really cute and fun, but I do foresee a few problems. Here is her post where she talked about it…
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