Post # 1
We are thinking of using a large wine bottle instead of a guest book, but that probably won’t leave room for anyone to write a message. There will only be room for each guest’s signature. We really love the idea of being able to drink the wine on our 10th anniversary.
Do you think that people will be miffed? Personally, I would feel somewhat relieved I don’t have to invent something clever and charming, but maybe that’s just me.
Also, how do we get people to ONLY sign their name? Do we leave a note? If so, how do we word it so it doesn’t sound rude? I could put the DOC on telling people verbally, but I think she’ll have lots of other things to do. I’d like to avoid appointing a guest book attendant, although I do have a 9-year-old niece that could maybe do it. Could keep her out of trouble, but I’m not sure about her attention span for that.
Post # 3
great idea..how did you choose your bottle of wine?
I think people will know. yOu could come up with a cute little poem card/post it for the label.
“A signature is what you may write…
because space is a little tight.”
Well, not that one exactly…but you get the picture.
Post # 4
People will probably be relieved.
Post # 6
I doubt anyone will be miffed for not being able to leave a message. We only had a wedding tree, an idea I got from the Classic Bride where our guests only left their thumbprint and their name. It worked for us and many people loved it.
By The Way – I really like the message 808Bride said to write…It’s cute
Post # 7
Maybe have both? Ask them to just sign their name on the bottle then have a book or a wishing tree or something and leave a note that if they’d LIKE to leave more than their name please do so over here?
Post # 8
I think it sounds fine – probably most people who want to give you a thoughtful handwritten message will do so in a card anyway.
Post # 9
Thanks, ladies. I feel better after your input. I’ll have to see if I can come up with a creative poem.
@808bride– we actually haven’t picked the bottle yet. We may just go with a bottle from thr winery where we are getting married. We are going wine tasting in November and will try to figure it out then.