27 July 2011

What Vera Says Wednesday: Please Sign Here

It's Wednesday and Vera,"Queen of Wedding Dreams" has more advice about a wedding day accessory that is often forgotten, "the guest book".  At the rehearsal or the day before the wedding make sure to give your guest book and other items to your wedding planner or appoint one of your bridesmaids with a checklist and the responsibility to make sure all of your personal items make the trip. For more of Vera's advice on all things wedding and more check out the blog at verawang.com!

What Vera says............

At our wedding, despite my best attempts, some details fell through the cracks. One of them was our guest book. While videos and photographs convey a sense of immediacy, handwritten notes are irreplaceable. We were disappointed the words we would have treasured were never recorded. For your wedding make sure the guest book is in a convenient and obvious location. Designate someone to have guests sign in and retrieve it after the ceremony, and if need be, the guest book can be displayed at the reception so guests can sign throughout the duration. Instead of a book, you may want to provide cards for guests to write a more personal message. – XO, Vera

What we say about guest books......

There are so many creative choices for guest books. No longer to are you stuck to the ole "book and feather pen" guest book, that usually ends up in a box collecting dust after the thank you cards have been mailed.  We love the ideas that keep you going back to read and re-read what guest said for years to come!
guest book: esty.com

One fun idea California Sol Creations Planners love is the "Time Capsule Guest Book " a guest book where guest leave messages, memories of the couple, predictions or little trinkets not to be open and read until your first anniversary or a future anniversary date.


Another decorative idea is the "Wedding Tree Guest Book"  where guest are invited to leave messages and keys to a happy marriage advice on a decorative tree!

Be creative, think outside the box  and incorporate your wedding day theme, or favorite things. A guest book can be a fun and easy wedding DIY project!


Some other suggestions to capture guest auto graph and wedding day wishes are:

Coffee table photo book
A book of quotes or poems
Favorite Wine or champagne bottle
A musical instrument
Hanging Art
River rocks or sea shells 
Over-sized Plates
Trading cards
Polaroid or photo booth pictures
Wooden bench or chair
Surf board or Skis
Engraved picture frames 
Rolodex cards

Do you have a unique idea for your guestbook? We love to hear about it! Share your ideas in the comment section!

Here's to Your Wedding the Best Party EVER!


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