Post # 1
I want to get away from the traditional guest book and have come up with two ideas that has got the ok from FH. The first is to do a thumbprint tree – we like the idea of being able to frame it afterwards and have it on display in our home. I would also have the place cards double sided where on the back it asks to write a piece of advice or wish. They can then place these in a box which we’d have on the same table as the thumbprint tree. If we go with this choice our wedding Favors will simply be boxes filled with chocolate.
The other alternative would be to do a photobooth. I’ve been reading about it lots on here but I’ve never been to a wedding with one, I think they’re only just starting to become popular here in Australia. It cost about $500 more than the above idea. It would also double as the favor. I’m just not sure on the excitement of photos of ppl in a box.
Peoples thoughts and experiences???
Post # 3
@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
@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
@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
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
@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
Go on offbeat bride and look up their DIY photobooth… it’s awesome!