When planning our wedding, I decided I didn't want a traditional guestbook but this was in the pre-Pinterest days so I didn't have a bajillion different ideas laid out for me. After some brainstorming, I decided to get some small pieces of paper in our colors, leave out some pens, and see what people came up with. I put together some brief instructions, popped them into a frame (fun fact: this frame now hosts a map of Colorado on our map wall), and left everything on a table that guests passed coming into the wedding:
A few weeks after the wedding, I bought a book that held a small photo in front...
...and had plenty of blank pages inside for the kind wedding notes mixed with candid photos from the wedding...
I hate to play favorites with all of these thoughtful and sweet notes, but Jesse and I cracked up when we saw this one, from one of my Bates friends, which simply reads "Yo Yo Yo Congrats":
It was quick to assemble the photos and notes afterwards and turned out to be a simple way to keep all of these well-wishes in one place. The book now lives either tucked away on a bookshelf in the living room or out on the coffee table. I love how it turned out and I could spend all afternoon reading and re-reading all of the messages from our friends and family.
What did you do for a wedding guest book? Have any memorable wedding messages (or guests)? Let us know!
We got married in Maine and for our guestbook we bought a book of Maine photography through the seasons and asked our guests to sign a page in the book itself. It's fun to look through the book and find people's notes!ReplyDelete
Ooh, awesome! That is a great idea!Delete