The "New Guest Book"
When I say the words “Guest Book” what do you think of? A boring book with lines for guests to write their name and a short note? Well, I am about to change your thought process by giving you ideas for what I like to call the “New Guest Book” - because nowadays the guest book is meant to be so much more than a boring book that you only open every 10 years. Take a look at some of the fun ideas we have seen at weddings and then open your imagination to come up with something clever for your wedding. Remember, this is probably one of the only times that you will have all of your most favorite people in the same place!
Something Clever to Sign On
Whether it be an oar, a golf flag, a canvas photo, a photo matte, or whatever you can come up with that is meaningful to you, have your guests sign on it so you can keep it forever in your home. Get creative! Did you and your fiance graduate from the same college? Have everyone sign a college flag. Do you love boating? Have everyone sign an oar or a ships wheel. The possibilities are really endless!
A photo booth is a great guest book alternative! Your guests get to take home a photo strip of themselves and you get a copy in a scrapbook where they can sign next to it to keep forever! It is a really fun activity for your guests and a really humorous keepsake for you!
Do you have great photos of you and your fiance from your relationship? Make a photobook online and leave some pages blank for your guests to sign. Or if you have photos of the destination you are getting married - like some fabulous images of Cape Cod - make a photo book out of that and have your guests sign in it. If you don’t have the photos, then buy a Cape Cod photo book and use that for guests to sign.
What ideas have you seen? There are so many new ideas out there, I almost think that we shouldn’t even call it a “guest book” anymore!
I met Liam and Christine back in 2011 at my office in Dennis and I knew right off the bat that I wanted to work with this fun couple. They have been dating forever and you could tell they were meant to be together right off the spot. And it is not all of the time that the groom tags along on the first planner interview, so at that point I knew Liam was a great guy!
Christine and Liam hired me for day of services, which means that I worked with them a bit leading up to the week of the wedding - working on time lines, details and such - and then attended the rehearsal ceremony and was with them the full day of the wedding - what a perfect day!
When I met them, they had most of their vendors selected, and lucky for me, I knew and loved them all! Some of the highlights of this wedding was their barefoot ceremony on the beach by officiant Joan Gilbreth, their first look at Bourne Farm and their sparkler photos with Kelly Hike. Enjoy some photos of the wedding below thanks to Kelly and her sister Alissa! At the bottom get a sneak peak of their wedding teaser video from Justin at Mayer Video! And thanks Christine & Liam for being such an awesome couple to work with!
Venue - Sea Crest
Photographer - Hike Photography
Cake - Delicious Desserts
Officiant - Joan Gilbreth
Florist - Alan's Flowers
DJ - Danny Walsh
Videographer - Mayer Video
Invitations, Ceremony Programs and Table numbers - Dulce Press
Plan. Relax. Enjoy.
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