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#1 Sharon99

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    Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:45 AM

    This site has so much info, I came across a thread and realized another thing I forgot about was Guest Books! 

     

    I was curious as to what everyone was doing for a guest book. I thought about the post cards but I would do it from Vista Print(which I am not good at) and thought how many people would really send them back. And would I just throw them out or throw them in a box...I am not a DIY person so I definitely would not be making a book or anything for them!

     

    Then I saw the signature plate idea which I think is pretty cool and you can display it somewhere around the house(I am sure FI will think its lame!) Was wondering what other brides are planning on doing for a guest book and if any brides are doing the plate, are you worried it will break?



    #2 torilynnsmith

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      Posted 12 July 2011 - 11:53 AM

      We are doing the whiteboard photobooth guest book.  If you search on this site you will see some great examples of it.  We will being having the husband of one of my BM who has a fancy dancy camera do the pictures for us.  I have a chalk board and will be getting a white board.  Basically he will go to everyone and get them to write a message of the wishes for us on the white board or chalk board and then take a photo of them holding it.  We will put it together in a book and that will be our guestbook.  I hope I explained it well enough, but seriously search the forums and you will find tons of ideas.

       

      Another Idea would be:

       

      - engagement print signed.  You have a print of one of your engagement pictures or something and you can either do it on canvas and they sign directly on the picture of they can sign the matting and then you have that to hang.  Another option would be to just bring the photo mat and then you get them to sign that and after you return home have one of your wedding pics framed and matted under it.

       



      #3 Sharon99

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        Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:01 PM

        hmm what great ideas! I am going to look up the whiteboard thing. I don't know how I would feel of giving someone the responsibility of doing that though lol! I guess you just hang the white board when you get back? Not sure about that!

        The picture on a canvas is good too, never heard of this. Well now I got something to do tomorrow at work! Thanks!



        #4 torilynnsmith

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          Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:04 PM


          No no no , I guess I didn't explain it well.  The white board is used by the guests to write the message on then they take a photo of them holding the white board and the PICTURE is the guest book entry!  The white board is erased between each guest!  I will find the link to a great thread about it and post it for you!  I am going to get my BM and her husband to do it together, give them a list of the guests and they will do it between our wedding ceremony and our dinner hopefully!  

          Originally Posted by Sharon99 

          hmm what great ideas! I am going to look up the whiteboard thing. I don't know how I would feel of giving someone the responsibility of doing that though lol! I guess you just hang the white board when you get back? Not sure about that!

          The picture on a canvas is good too, never heard of this. Well now I got something to do tomorrow at work! Thanks!



           



          #5 torilynnsmith

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            Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

            Here is the link to the thread

             

            http://www.bestdesti...photo-guestbook

             

            Here is the link to the photo guestbook

             

            http://share.shutter...0AcOWLhi4atGTlg

             

            Thanks to the BDW bride who posted these!!!!!



            #6 canadiangirl

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              Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:04 PM

              this is what im doing....

               

              instead of a book that you will only see whenever, i wanted to do something that i could look at everyday, so as you both know im a little on the untraditional side lol what im doing is getting a dinner plate(in my colour theme) and putting it beside my eat drink and be married sign and having a paint pen that u can get at michaels and getting everyone to sign it..... all u have to do is when u get home bake it in the oven at 350 for like 10 min or so.... and then hang it on your kitchen wall.

               

              i have done this with wine glasses for x mas presents and ive now sold them( AMAZING)


              Two hands will join together on their special day and look at each other and say I DO on April 14 2012 in Montego Bay Jamaica


              #7 Sharon99

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                Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:26 AM

                tori- I gotcha now!! That's a great idea! I was totally thinking of the wrong thing.

                 

                Leigh - this is what I was originally talking about doing but there are site where they sell the plates & pens. You can choose your plate & a designcolor. Wine glass sound really cool too. Would be a great idea for a gift.

                Now I gotta decide which to do!

                 

                Thanks again!

                 

                 

                 



                #8 redginger

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                  Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:47 PM

                  We're thinking of doing a "wishing shells" guestbook. We'll ask our guests to sign large, decorative seashells (with metallic colored pens) and place them in a glass vase, which we'll take home and display.

                   

                  Wishing shells guestbook2.jpg

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   



                  #9 torilynnsmith

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                    Posted 14 July 2011 - 04:34 AM


                    LOVE this idea!!!!! How neat, I was actually thinking of doing something similar to this picture but with starfish as my centrepieces..... looks great!

                    Originally Posted by redginger 

                    We're thinking of doing a "wishing shells" guestbook. We'll ask our guests to sign large, decorative seashells (with metallic colored pens) and place them in a glass vase, which we'll take home and display.

                     

                    Wishing shells guestbook2.jpg

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     



                     



                    #10 LisaMatterni

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                      Posted 14 July 2011 - 04:40 AM

                      http://images-community.shutterfly.com/prs/v1/0AcOWLhi4atGUg/0AcOWLhi4atGUuSg/p/67b0de21b3127d5e2586/JPEG/1249586945000/0/

                       

                      I've put the pic of the guestbook from above's link.. I really like it. Love the color blue!






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