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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Dec 9th 2012
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    Hi all,

    My mum really wants us to have a guest book at the wedding (other wise i may not have bothered) but I really, really don't want a standard, white, ivory, silver, gold, hearts, butterflies etc type guest book. Has any one seen any that are a bit more unusual? A bit less "white weddingy" - perhaps something that has a nice pattern on or looks a bit vintagey?

    If any one could recommend or put details of any where on my wall - i'd very much appreciate it. xx
    Thanks

    Lizzy.

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    • KellyB81
      CommentAuthorKellyB81
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Dec 9th 2012
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    Have you thought about a fingerprint tree? Or did you specifically want a guest book? how about something your guests could sign such as tags that you could add to a book later? I have a fingerprint tree but will prob get a small book just for people to add more than just their name if they wish - pic on my profile x

    Kelly x


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    • Shazk
      CommentAuthorShazk
      Got married 10 years ago
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    I was about he suggest teh tree I love that idea and are hopefully having one or a frame to sign that way you can then put a weddding day picture int he middles as well xx

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    • Izzy_w
      CommentAuthorIzzy_w
      Got married 7 years ago
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    Im having a wish tree.... I've made all individual tags, like luggage tags (didnt take long with a guillotine and a border stamp) and will make a wish tree myself. The tags are all vitage style with a kind of lace cutout border. When the wedding is over, Im going to put the wishes in a book or in a picture frame..... Not a book, but slightly different I'd hope.... x
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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
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    I'm not sure about the finger print tree - I kinda like the idea but my h2b thinks it is naff and i imagine my father would think the same. I also worry about it being messy.

    Are there any married members out there that have acutally used a fingerprint tree?

    I think maybe a book will be what we go for - or least perhaps as an additional item if we went for the tree.

    Lizzy. x


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    • Tori
      CommentAuthorTori
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Dec 9th 2012
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    What about having a big picture of the two of you and having a big boarder so your guests can write comments around the edges, this way you could frame it and hang it up rather than keeping it stored away somewhere x




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    • Elliekitty
      CommentAuthorElliekitty
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    I was just about to suggest what Tori said! xx

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    • AmyP7
      CommentAuthorAmyP7
      Got married 7 years ago
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    We are having a wish tree with butterfly's for people to write on and then hang up and we are also having a book made out of the pictures we are going to get done for our ore wedding shoot and people will be able to sign that. X x

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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
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    My h2b defo won't go for the photo option, he's dreading having is pic taken all day at the wedding as it is!

    Lizzy. x


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    • NaomiH25
      CommentAuthorNaomiH25
      Got married 7 years ago
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    im the same with guest books lizzylou, iv decided to go something completely different. im having a table with props ie large sunglasses, tophats, tache, lips etc etc all joke props etc a picture frame, polaroid frame etc and a camera on a tripod. im asking guests to pose for a picture and pop it into the box and a note to pop into another box. when i go get my pictures printed, ill be matching them up with the notes and sticking them into a book that im hoping to make.

    is that an idea you would like to explore? x

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    • Linzi-jo
      CommentAuthorLinzi-jo
      Got married 6 years ago
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    We are going to have little bits of paper that people can write on and then pop in a wishing well my dad is making us. We will then use the nicest ones as a frame within a frame for our wedding photo and pop the others into a little scrap book that we can keep, would that be an option for you? xxx

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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
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    That's an interesting idea Naomih thanks for sharing. I'm not sure though if I do want a photo related guest book - the ones my friend got back from having disposable cameras were dreadful as a lot of them were of peoples bums or pulling really horrid faces! I'm sure it was just her guests...lol.. but it has slightly put me off photo related activities!

    I think i'm just on the look out for a really nice guest book that's not white and perhaps is a bit prettier than the usual wedding fair. Perhaps I just need to find a nice note book!

    Lizzy. x


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    • Poppy x
      CommentAuthorPoppy x
      Got married 5 years ago
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    I've found mine - not what I thought at all! It will be a wooden puzzle with special characters (date, initials etc.) carved out, with a piece for everyone to sign. But I've seen all sorts. My friends just had a blank canvas that now sits on their wall, another has a book of signed polaroids... What do you like and what is your theme? What will its function be - will it be displayed or boxed away?




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    • KellyB81
      CommentAuthorKellyB81
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    I've just found a fab wooden guestbook on the bay - think it will look lovely along side our fingerprint tree :)

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    Kelly x


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    • Poppy x
      CommentAuthorPoppy x
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    Ooh, Kelly, that's lovely! :)




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    • KellyB81
      CommentAuthorKellyB81
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    Thanks Poppy - really pleased I found it and the guy who makes them can personalised so asked if the hearts can be tied in with our theme

    Kelly x


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    • Mrs-Mouse-2-be
      CommentAuthorMrs-Mouse-2-be
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    I don't like the finger print thing and wishing tree etc as its kind of controlling what your guests do and write. Some of my family love to be witty with their guestbook writing and that just doesn't look right on a wishing tree and if my guests couldn't express themselves the way they normally do they would feel under control and I just know they would feel a little weird in a way.

    How many guests have you? I am thinking of getting one of those old Instagram cameras, a few boxes full of Instagram photo paper and a big photo album and under each picture compartment there will be enough space for the guest to write a message. They take a piccy of themselves or just a picture of whatever they want and put it in the album. It might work and it might not but it could be a laugh :-)
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    • NaomiH25
      CommentAuthorNaomiH25
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    ill-be-36 do you mean polaroid camera and polaroid film? i checked tht out and even the cheapest for everything still came over 150 quid x

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    • x~Hails~x
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    There are LOADS of ideas for this heres just SOME of my fav ;-)

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    • Tori
      CommentAuthorTori
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    Wow I like them hails x




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    • x~Hails~x
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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
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    Kelly I love that wooden guest book! would you mind putting the details of the seller on my wall? Thank you!

    Lizzy. x


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    • millz090
      CommentAuthormillz090
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    Great ideas here, love them all xxx

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    • MrsA-J
      CommentAuthorMrsA-J
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    o wow i love some of those whar hails has uploaded! wouldnt know what to do with them after tho!

    im glad ive got ukbride! id not even thought about this! xxx
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    • NinaDawson
      CommentAuthorNinaDawson
      Got married 7 years ago
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    Mil2b thinks we should have a wishing tree, I quite like them tbh, but had never heard of them before I joined this site lol. Sme Xmas decs look like them at the moment. Spotted one in a shop in Boston for a fiver (I think...)

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    • Tori
      CommentAuthorTori
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    I would love a fancy style guest book in a picture style or some other design I could display but unfortunately I know someone will ruin it by putting some trashy comment so aren't having one!




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    • Mrs-Mouse-2-be
      CommentAuthorMrs-Mouse-2-be
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    Yeah sorry Polaroid, don't know why I said Instagram. My brother has one and so does my mum and I'm really thinking of using one of them but I've not made my mind up.
    I looked this up last night and I saw someone had used an old postbox. You could have a box of paper and envelopes so everyone could write little letters and put them in your post box.
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    • Officially Mrs M
      CommentAuthorOfficially Mrs M
      Got married 8 years ago
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    we had a guest book and a picture from our engagement shoot that everyone signed round the edge of

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    • Natalie86
      CommentAuthorNatalie86
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    they look fab hails xx
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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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    Wow hails I love the puzzle idea.... Everyone writes on a piece then u can put it together n frame it.... Love it love it!!!

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    • NaomiH25
      CommentAuthorNaomiH25
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    theres another idea, if your doing a photo based guestbook theme, ie digital camera. dont print the pictures out but upload them onto your computer and use the apple app 'i-photo' usually found on macbooks, iPhone, ipad etc etc basically upload those pictures and arrange them to how you like it and write up the notes they have written (or scan and upload as a picture) and then pay and they deliver it to your door. i did a generic photo album last year and its such good quality and feels really expensive.

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    • Mrs-Mouse-2-be
      CommentAuthorMrs-Mouse-2-be
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    It's a good idea Naomi but I think I prefer handwritten stuff and guests adding their own pictures in it just makes it less orchestrated by me and H2B.

    I am weird cos I enjoy funny guestbook entries, I don't know why some brides strive to avoid them? As long as its in good taste its ok with me.
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    • Siany
      CommentAuthorSiany
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    Have you got Pinterest? They have some amazing ideas for guestbooks!
    Some ideas:

    - Get a poloroid camera, write all guests names down and pin them on string, every guest replaces their names with a picture of themselves/their family and you can place them in a photo album.

    - Get a canvas of the two of you, and people just sign it.

    - Ebay actually do some lovely handmade guestbooks. A lot of vintage ones on there.

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    • LeahAmy
      CommentAuthorLeahAmy
      Got married 6 years ago
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    We are having a canvas going to have a engagement shoot in the new year, then get one of them on the canvas my MOH will make sure that everyone puts there messages on it then it will be put in the back to prevent drunk silly messages on it lol xx

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    • KellyB81
      CommentAuthorKellyB81
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    lizzylou,

    No worries - on your wall now :) got my proof through of it today - love it!

    Kelly x


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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
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    Thank you Kelly, do you have a pic of your proof in your album? I'd love to see your one.

    Lizzy. x


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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
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    I like the puzzle idea, it's really cute - I like the thought of perhaps any children (fingers crossed) we have years in the future playing with it. Can you tell us where you saw this one hails or was it just a general search you did?

    xx

    Lizzy. x


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    • KellyB81
      CommentAuthorKellyB81
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    Hi lizzy
    yes pic in my album xx

    Kelly x


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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
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    It looks lovely Kelly and goes really well with the finger print tree. A lovely combo. Thanks again for the info on my wall. X x

    Lizzy. x


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    • KellyB81
      CommentAuthorKellyB81
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    No worries Lizzy glad i could help :) xxxx

    Kelly x


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    • lizzylou
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    xxx

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    • KirstyM3690
      CommentAuthorKirstyM3690
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    i have got white hearts... (wooden) that people can write out what they want and ill stick them on a canvas when im home and put them pride of place on a wall xxx

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    • Jodyx
      CommentAuthorJodyx
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    They all look lovely xx

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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
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    Can I ask where you got your wooden hearts Kirsty? x

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    • pink*wink
      CommentAuthorpink*wink
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    Hi Kelly... can i hav the info for the book too, looks fab!
    I think it all boils down to personal taste, I am doing a fingerprint tree and a guestbook... best of both worlds!!!!
    xx
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    • KellyB81
      CommentAuthorKellyB81
      Got married 7 years ago
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    Hi Pink*wink - course, send you a friend request so I can pop it on your wall x

    Kelly x


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    • pink*wink
      CommentAuthorpink*wink
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    thanks v much :D
    xx
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    • KellyB81
      CommentAuthorKellyB81
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    just popped it on now :)

    Kelly x


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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
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    bump

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    • lizzylou
      CommentAuthorlizzylou
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    Here it is.

    Lizzy. x


 
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