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September 2010 Weddings

Guest Books

What is everyone doing for their guest books?  I want to do a photo book,but I'm not 100% sold on the idea...  I do want something different than just having guests sign their names... I mean, really?  Who would ever look back at that??!  But a photo book seems like a LOT of work, and I'm not a DIY kind of Knottie!


TIA

Re: Guest Books

  • I'm doing this: http://www.amazon.com/Keepsake-Signature-Guest-Book-Pewter/dp/B000GAY2D0
    I like the idea of having our guest book always visible to us. We are going to put one of our engagement pictures in there for the day of the wedding. Then when we will have one of our wedding pictures in there.
    Alison and Tom 9~11~10
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  • I am ordering a photo guest book from someone I found on etsy (she now has her own webpage)

    The inside will look like option C below, and the outside will be fabric and ribbon in my wedding colors.

    http://elegantlyboundbooks.com/Page_Layouts.html
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  • I'm having an avid scrapbooker make a scrapbook for me with pics so the guests can pick a page and write a nice little note.  I'm guessing this is the same as a photobook?
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  • I'm thinking of doing this: http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/photo/59876

    I was going to do a photo guest book but polariod film is just too expensive and I thought it might be too much trouble for guests.

    I saw this idea and loved it: I'll have a little thing of paints set out and then have wipes for people to clean their hands off. I'm thinking we'll frame it and put it up in our house!
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  • liadee, we are doing that too!  our friend is making it for us and we are using reds, yellows, and oranges for the leaves.  we are going to have little wetnaps in a bowl for guests to clean their hands and have a little note that describes what to do.  i am SO excited about it, it is my favorite thing about the wedding!
  • AW! I'm really excited about it too! It's the little details at weddings that I always love! Are you putting"Our Family Tree" at the top? Also love the fall colors you're using!
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  • we are not putting our family tree, i am trying to find a picture of the exact tree we are doing but i am not having much luck...
  • Lia that is a really cool idea!! I wish I would have known about it sooner - it would have fit in perfectly with my fall theme.
    Alison and Tom 9~11~10
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  • Yeah our family tree is kind of weird... I'm thinking of maybe just putting our names at the top and the date at the bottom...??
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  • go to etsy and type in "fingerprint guestbook" and you can see some examples without the words "family tree"  (still trying to find exact picture i am using...damnitalltohell)
  • Wow what great ideas!  Thanks everyone :)  Maybe instead of the photo book per se, I'll go with the frame idea.  At my shower, there was something similar and all the ladies wrote a little message to me.  Loved it!
  • I'm lame. I ordered ours from David's Bridal because I really liked the Splendor collection. So that's what I did for the guest book, RB pillow and FG baskets. Had a code for free shipping, so that's how I justified spending way too much on the set. heh.

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  • We're doing these little cards. I got the idea from martha stewart's magazine.

    http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/goodthings/conversation-starter-guestbook
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  • I think we are going to do a wishing tree - stick curly willow branches in a vase and have little tags that guests can write wishes on and hang them on the tree.

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  • ok, i finally found the picture of ours--it will not say family tree, but it will have the cute little lovebirds on it :)  and different color leaves--
  • Cute!! Love the little birds!
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  • I'm not doing a guest book.
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  • Part of our 'theme" revolves around fish so we're getting a huge fish bowl and calling it a Wish Bowl. We're cutting out fish shapes and pebbles (in our colors) out of scrapbook paper for people to write wedding wishes on and stick in the bowl. After the wedding we will put them in a scrap book to keep. 
  • I haven't started work on it yet, but we are having a (very) subtle videogame theme at the wedding and I was thinking of taking a bunch of screenshots (printed as a book) from LBP level creator and having guests draw stuff on them - like where the characters should go, or other stuff to add to the level, plus comments & wishes. Kind of hard to describe, but I think it will be fun.
  • Since part of our theme is baseball we got custom jersey's made.  The front of one has our new last name and the number 95, and the back of the other has our new last name and the number 10.  (9-5-10, get it).... Guests will sign those/write a little note, and we plan on framing them in FI's sports themed office.
  • I took a blank sketchbook and put quotes and spots for pictures on one side of each page, and the other side is blank for people to fill in their wishes. I'm going to fill it in with pictures of the guests and us after the wedding. It's a scrapbook thing. It sounds simple but it was a lot of work coming up for quotes for each page and handwriting it all.  
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  • In Response to Guest Books:
    [QUOTE]What is everyone doing for their guest books?  I want to do a photo book,but I'm not 100% sold on the idea...  I do want something different than just having guests sign their names... I mean, really?  Who would ever look back at that??!  But a photo book seems like a LOT of work, and I'm not a DIY kind of Knottie! TIA
    Posted by jessevans[/QUOTE]

    i think you are looking for this thing.

    this is the best alternative of traditional  wedding guest book.
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