June 2013 Weddings
What are you girls doing for your guestbooks?
Are you sticking with a traditional book or photo album? Or are you doing any of the popular trends (e.g. mat photo frame, stainless steel engraved frame, signature tree, fingerprint design, river rocks, wishing tree, etc.)
This post is inspired from an older post I saw on CC and since I'm currently trying to decide on a guestbook I figured I'd reopen the conversation here.
I know that I want to have a guest book of some sort because I would love to be able to look back and read everyone's messages (kind of like a yearbook). But I wish I could settle on something a bit more creative...
Right now I'm thinking of setting up a table with pretty stationary (i.e. note cards and envelopes) and pens with a sign that says "It all started with a wish" (a play on our engagement story, FI proposed to me at Snow White's wishing well in Disneyland) and instructions for them to "Make a Wish" (write us a note) and then "Take a Wish" (we will have little wishes rolled up, like fortunes, for them to take) all displayed in a few apothecary jars.
I got this idea from the Martha Stewart website, link below.
I like that its a bit more creative and ties in with our wish theme proposal. After the wedding we can enjoy opening all the notes and reading them, then I'll probably put them in a scrapbook.
Either way I am resigned to the fact that it will end up in a drawer, box, on a shelf, etc. That's just the way it is... Seems displaying all your wedding gear in your home gets old after a few years anyway. So I'm really trying to curb the amount of "decorative" wedding items. We already have a custom family name sign (a trend that I actually like, ours is gorgeous), our ketubah (Jewish marriage contract, its meant to be displayed), and we will have photos (of course).
Just curious what you girls are planning...