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« on: June 28, 2007 06:10:50 AM »

I don't really want a standard guest book, something that gets tucked away and isn't really that much fun to look at.  And I don't often scrapbook for myself, but I've had fun making wedding books for other people.  I went around at my friend's wedding with 3x5 cards and asked them to write advice for the couple, then I put the cards that I acquired together with photos and that was my wedding gift to my friends.

I would like to have a small stack of paper for guest to sign their names and perhaps a bit of advice, or a memory of us or something...  Though I don't want to put people off either.  For those of you who have done this, do you put the notes on the tables for them to do while they mingle and wait for us?  Do you have a special table?  What has the key been for success?

Also, I'm still on the fence regarding disposable cameras.  I think it would be fun to have people do self portraits as they come in too or something.  I might give my flower girls cameras to take pictures of people at the wedding, etc.  Cheesy 

Thanks for ideas, now I have to go shopping.  Woo!
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007 07:39:12 AM »

My sisters made sheets asking for special thoughts, advice, etc and put them on the table near the entrance where the guest book usually would be. People who didn't care to do so felt free to walk on by, and some people wrote in it right before they left.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007 11:38:28 AM »

I'm kinda on the fence about disposable cameras. I've heard SOOOOO many people complain about getting mostly crummy pictures from them, saying that they were a complete waste of money. But then again, I've heard a few (very unproportionate to how many didn't like it) who thought they were just fine. I think I'd rather just put that money towards a professional or on something else entirely, like a cake. Really, it's all up to how important pictures are to you and how good you want them to be.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007 05:40:39 PM »

I am doing cards for my weddin in September. First, I cut them all out and then stamped them with our initial in the upper left. That way, they can only be written on one way, and when they are in an album, we won't have to keep turing it. I am putting a stack with a few pens on each table. Then, I am also putting out informational table tents. On one side, it explains what the cards are for and to put them in the glass at the gift table when they are done. On the other side, I am writing about the charity we are giving to instead of giving favors.

On the disposable camera thing, I have heard the same thing about crappy pictures. If you are really stuck on it, maybe you could buy a dozen and give them to a few super-social friends and family members. Then you can trust them to take some really sweet candid shots and you don't have to worry about some kid taking ten pictures of the dance floor.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007 07:38:53 PM »

For pictures, we had several people bring their digital cameras. There's always a few amateur photographers in the crowd that enjoy taking pictures. We didn't even ask, a few guest brought their cameras and emailed us pictures before we were back from the honeymoon. If it's really important, maybe ask one or two people that you know have a good camera.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007 06:03:22 PM »

Another alternative to the disposable cameras is handing out burnable cds with addressed and postaged envelopes for people to send their pics back on - that way, it's at no cost to them and maybe they'll remember since they'll be bringing the cd home with them Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2007 12:31:14 PM »

how about the wishes in a fishbowl or nice big vase?  i've seen this on the knot a few times.
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