(Closed) Which guest book alternative?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@WarragoBride:  It depends on your guests. A lot of guests9 especially teens) get a buzz out of the photobooth. the thumbprint tree is a nice idea BUT make sure you sample a few so the guests know where to put their thumbs.It can get messy lol..The place cards sound nice but can you see the guests you invite participating? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@WarragoBride:  We did the fingerprint tree just last week. It’s only in the past year that I’ve seen any guest books different from the norm in Ireland so it’s safe to say 90% of people hadn’t seen this before. With the picture we got the fingerprints, a frame with instructions of what to do (v important) and a pen. We brought wipes so people could clean up and a rubbish basket for the wipes. 

In my opinion it’s a really nice guest book because of what you end up with. I have to say it looks gorgeous. But expect a few not to do it as we had.

Not sure how the photo booth works as a guest book but I’d have loved to do it. It wasjust too expensive. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@phoebephoebo:  I love how the fingerprint tree turns out. Do you have pictures of yours? Having the wipes is a wonderful idea. Thanks for that!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i like the photobooth idea. we had one and it was a hit! but as mentioned above, it tends to attract the younger crowd, so if you have older guests, they may not be interested in putting on a silly hat and having their picture taken. another thing is, since most booths offer unlimited photos, people (again, usually kids) tend to go back for more and more pictures, so you may end up with 7 pictures of the same people. this happened with us. we didn’t mind, it was just funny that the same people were on practically every page of our scrapbook, haha. we also had a more traditional guestbook for people to sign- it was photobook of our engagement photos.

the thumbprint idea is cute too, but i would also provide some baby wipes or something so guests don’t have to worry about getting ink on their nice clothes or accidently putting a thumbprint on someone’s face, haha.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Kimy:  Sorry, I don’t! I’m away on honeymoon at the moment but will definitely put them up when I get back. There are some gorgeous ones on etsy though. I was very lucky to get one in a local shop though. You could even get someone you know to make it. I wasn’t sure about the colours for the fingerprints so I bought extra. We have different shades of green and purple. The contrast worked very well. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Go on offbeat bride and look up their DIY photobooth… it’s awesome!

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