Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Creative Guestbooking

Hey everyone!
This is a repost from awhile back, but I thought...
there are always new brides, and it is getting
to be that time when Spring and Summer brides should be
thinking about guest book options...
So here it is, some scoop on creative guestbooking!
The idea, or should I say, tradition of a guestbook has been around for what seems like forever. Over the last several years the guest book has taken some twists and turns. Probably the most popular reincarnation of the guestbook has been the matted engagement photo, where guests sign their well wishes on the matting surrounding the photo. However, there are many other creative alternatives that deserve some time in the spotlight. I am going to spend a few posts here and there, highlighting some of the best guest book ideas I have seen or heard of.

For the first installment, I am going to start with a really easy and fun alternative. For one super fun couple I worked with we simply purchased a spiral bound scrap book style photo album, like this...
Then I bought crayons, markers, and good 'ole regular pens. We placed these items in a cool container by the book, and created a frame with the phrase "Draw a picture. Write a poem. Share some words of wisdom."

To give guests a clue as to what we were doing (because it was different), I brought the guest book to the rehearsal dinner and had the parents and wedding party do their signing there. Guest love visuals!

Other great {and less DIY} guestbook options include:
Adesso Albums - You can check out a post I did about Adesso HERE.
and
The Guestbook Store

HIP TIP: The family and wedding party are really busy on the wedding day. By taking the guestbook to the rehearsal dinner they will have time to sign it and leave their well wishes without being rushed...and of course you don't want them to be left out of this special keepsake.

Oh yeah...come back on Friday...I will be giving away a copy of The Everything Wedding Etiquette Book!

Happy Planning!
Holly

4 comments:

The Pipster said...

Holly, I love this idea. Maybe one day, when I get married again...

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freelanceframe.com said...

This is a really cute idea. I love little ideas that are unique, a friend of mine is getting married in a few months I will have to tell her about this. Great blog also! :)

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