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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

To Have a Guest Book. . . or Not!

Filed under: Guest Books,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 8:00 am
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Instead, of a traditional guest book at your wedding, consider enlarging an engagement photo and setting it in a wide matte with a frame. The photo should already be in the frame as some guests may write close to the edge and when framed you won’t be able to see all of what they wrote. There should be pens close by, so your guests can sign around the picture on the matte. This makes a very nice photo for the entry way of the new couple’s home.

favre5More recently some couples are opting for a metal-type photo matte that comes with a special pen that actually engraves when the guests write on it.

It is also smart to assign someone to stand near the photo or guest book to remind guest to sign.

Another idea would be to have someone designated to take a Polaroid® picture of each guest as they enter. Have them sign the back of the picture with their name and address, then place them in a photo album. However, this idea can slow down the entry of the guests and can delay the start of the ceremony.

Also read: “Lights! Camera! Click, Click, Click, Click!

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