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#1 orchid1981

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    Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:10 PM

    Hello everyone!

    Just wondering if anyone has any wacky and creative guestbook ideas. My sister is getting married in Mexico...about 50 to 60 people attending. She isnt too sure about having a traditional guestbook, so we're looking for any other suggestions. We're open to anything as long as its big enough for everyone to sign and its easy to get down to Mexico.

    Thanks!

    #2 Davematthews16

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      Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:21 PM

      We're using a starfish platter. (20 person wedding) Everyone signs it with paint markers, and it's on there forever for you to enjoy! If we didn't do this, our other idea was a starfish pail with "advice cards" for the guests to fill out and put in there. For a bigger wedding the pail may work better :)

      #3 kevsgirl

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        Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:55 PM

        We bought a large frame with a large matte surrounding the place for the picture. We'll put a picture of us in it for the wedding and guests will sign with a black felt pen. Later, we'll add one of our wedding pics to the frame and hang it in the house :)
        I got a Debbie Travis frame at Canadian Tire. Thought the matted frames specifically for weddings were really jacked up in price

        Davematthews - I love those platters too = great idea!

        #4 LisaG

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          Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:00 PM

          I know someone on here got some of the signature donkey's to sign. Like an autograph dog or something.
          I thought about laying out shells and sharpies and having people sign a message on their own shell. Then put all the shells in a bowl somewhere in the house for a keepsake.

          #5 Maura

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          Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:25 PM

          amyh did an awesome thing i will have to come back later to post photos of -

          she got dry erase boards and had a teenage family member run this - the guests were given directions to write a message to amy & hans using 5 words or less on the dry erase board and take a photo. i saw her photos and some of them are totally hilarious, while others are really sweet and sentimental. i am doing this also for my wedding in 3 weeks so i will let you know how it turns out and will post pics right away when i get back. if you want to check it out in the meantime, check amyh's planning thread (called amyh's planning galore, use the search to find it) i will post the directions when i get back but i gotta go run out for an errand right now.

          #6 -Kate-

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            Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:27 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by LisaG
            I know someone on here got some of the signature donkey's to sign. Like an autograph dog or something.
            I thought about laying out shells and sharpies and having people sign a message on their own shell. Then put all the shells in a bowl somewhere in the house for a keepsake.
            We had the donkeys. Party supplies, crafts, party decorations, toys: <%=OTCApplicationConstants.LABEL_SITE_BRAND_NAME %>
            Beware - they end up in humping positions by the end of the night.

            #7 Jen5372

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              Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:28 PM

              I was thinkng of a mat for a picture frame=those can be cute-but sometimes Ive seen people use bad penmanship and make it look trashy! Im still gonna hope for the best-BUTTTTTTTT

              I want one of those plates-where can i find one? i tried target-no luck. Thanks :)

              #8 Alyssa

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                Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:29 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Maura
                amyh did an awesome thing i will have to come back later to post photos of -

                she got dry erase boards and had a teenage family member run this - the guests were given directions to write a message to amy & hans using 5 words or less on the dry erase board and take a photo. i saw her photos and some of them are totally hilarious, while others are really sweet and sentimental. i am doing this also for my wedding in 3 weeks so i will let you know how it turns out and will post pics right away when i get back. if you want to check it out in the meantime, check amyh's planning thread (called amyh's planning galore, use the search to find it) i will post the directions when i get back but i gotta go run out for an errand right now.
                Maura,

                can i have your dry erase boards to do this too? are you just assigning a family member with a camera or disposable cameras?

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                #9 amyh

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                  Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:32 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Maura
                  amyh did an awesome thing i will have to come back later to post photos of -

                  she got dry erase boards and had a teenage family member run this - the guests were given directions to write a message to amy & hans using 5 words or less on the dry erase board and take a photo. i saw her photos and some of them are totally hilarious, while others are really sweet and sentimental. i am doing this also for my wedding in 3 weeks so i will let you know how it turns out and will post pics right away when i get back. if you want to check it out in the meantime, check amyh's planning thread (called amyh's planning galore, use the search to find it) i will post the directions when i get back but i gotta go run out for an errand right now.
                  Thanks Maura for the explanation! You saved me some time, hehe! Yes, my guests had fun with them. They even made it out to the dance floor!

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                  #10 Kits55

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                  Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:34 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Maura
                  amyh did an awesome thing i will have to come back later to post photos of -

                  she got dry erase boards and had a teenage family member run this - the guests were given directions to write a message to amy & hans using 5 words or less on the dry erase board and take a photo. i saw her photos and some of them are totally hilarious, while others are really sweet and sentimental. i am doing this also for my wedding in 3 weeks so i will let you know how it turns out and will post pics right away when i get back. if you want to check it out in the meantime, check amyh's planning thread (called amyh's planning galore, use the search to find it) i will post the directions when i get back but i gotta go run out for an errand right now.
                  Maura, i can't wait to see how yours turn out! Thanks for the info on AmyH, i'm going to check her forum out right now :)




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