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1st jan Blog of the year is up - fun guest book alternatives..


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#1 Mishka Designs

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    Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:05 AM

    Girls, I'm so sorry I haven't been online! I was sooo busy during the holidays and then my computer got a nasty virus and I was trying to work work work around it ... have some fun projects we've been working on to show you, but later :).

    The first 2009 blog is up - on alternatives to guest books ... any ideas you have that I didn't post, share share!

    Mishka Designs' Blog: Sign on the dotted line...

    #2 lupearroyo

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      Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:32 AM

      One thing that stood out to me and I loved that you suggested was
      the guestbooks thru Welcome to the Guestbook Store! Wedding Guestbooks!.
      it has a spot for our guests to draw pictures of Bride and Groom. Special memory of the wedding day. advice to the couple and favorite memory of the couple. I think people will have fun filling out the pages:)

      #3 Jenn6603

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        Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:45 AM

        We're going to do the dry erase board/photo idea... We will have a dry erase board and marker... each guest will be encouraged to write a message to the bride and groom on the board (5 words or less) then have their photo taken with their message (I am stealing/borrowing this idea from someone else on the forum!)...

        I think it will be fun to put all the pics together after in a collage - I imagine as the night goes on, and drinks are consumed, the messages will get more and more interesting!!

        Jenn

        #4 kate.com

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          Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:12 PM

          Very cute! We were going to do the poloroid idea, but bad news! They stopped producing poloroids and poloroid paper!! So it costs an arm and a leg on ebay where people are selling it.
          My favorite idea would be to find a Vallarta coffee book table, but couldn't find one in the states. Have you seen any down there Mishka
          So my back up plan is to do post cards and mail them back to us so we get them when we get home... or just bring them home. Not sure. Since I am making a coffeetable book with my wedding photos, Im playing with the idea of scanning in the postcards and putting them into the book as background, or here and there.

          #5 Mishka Designs

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            Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:47 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by kate.com
            Very cute! We were going to do the poloroid idea, but bad news! They stopped producing poloroids and poloroid paper!! So it costs an arm and a leg on ebay where people are selling it.
            My favorite idea would be to find a Vallarta coffee book table, but couldn't find one in the states. Have you seen any down there Mishka
            So my back up plan is to do post cards and mail them back to us so we get them when we get home... or just bring them home. Not sure. Since I am making a coffeetable book with my wedding photos, Im playing with the idea of scanning in the postcards and putting them into the book as background, or here and there.
            Fun ideas you guys!! :)

            K8, nope - I haven't seen a Vallarta coffee table book - but it sure is a good idea, isn't it?

            Another thing I just thought of, if you are the artsy type, is to look at sites like Welcome to Scrapblog! - Online Scrapbooks and Zazzle | Custom T-Shirts, Posters, Art and more... and Shutterfly | Develop, Print & Share Digital Photos: Create Photo Gifts Online - all 3 of those sites have some cool books and postcards (and zazzle has a million and one things you can customize yourself) - I've used zazzle before for postage - I think it would be fun for wedding postage - anyway.... just some more idears :):).

            #6 Mel&B

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              Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:00 PM

              I love the caricature idea. It's so different! So, you can really just go to the malecon and find someone to draw a caricature

              #7 Mishka Designs

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                Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:06 AM

                Quote:
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                I love the caricature idea. It's so different! So, you can really just go to the malecon and find someone to draw a caricature
                LOL - Oh not just someONe but someone(S) ... usually about 3-5 artists on the malecon trying to capture your essence on paper . Best time to go is in the evening....

                #8 ylopez87

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                  Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:24 AM

                  I love the dry erase board idea which i was leaning towards after also seeing the prices for polaroids on ebay! I thought they would be cheap but i was obviously wrong lol!!!

                  #9 ohiobride15

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                    Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:47 AM

                    We are buying postcards when we get down there and laying them all on the guestbook table. Then our guests can pick the one they want and write us advice or anything they want. Then we will put them all in a decorative box to keep in our house.

                    #10 K&Rwedding

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                      Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:59 AM

                      Mishka you are onto something.

                      Ladies you can make your own album on kodakgallery.com for $39. What a great price for a guest book.

                      I have three ideas.

                      1. you can do your engagement photos
                      2. you can do picutres of the location of your wedding (of course if you have been there before, or ask your wedding guests to send you pictures of their favorite vacation picture)
                      3. you can build a picture book of old photos of you and your guests and they can find their picture and sign by it like a year book.

                      #3 is one of my favorites

                      BUT

                      We went to PV last year and thought we might do a picture book of our fav spots in PV

                      I also saw someone who did a picture book of all the favorite places they had been and their guests signed that too.

                      I think this is such a personal touch and one you will enjoy viewing later in life.

                      Cheers
                      Kathy




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