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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Guestbooks Go Green!

Filed under: Green Weddings,Guest Books — Larry James @ 9:00 am

GreenGuestBookIf you’re searching for a great modern alternative to a wedding guestbook, how about an eco-friendly option that uses less paper. It helps in reducing your carbon footprint.

How about a fingerprint guest tree? It allows guests to leave a “personal touch” by leaving a finger print that simulates a leaf on the branches of their wedding tree. They then can sign their name under their fingerprint. This lasting memory can hang as a piece of original artwork in your home with a simple frame. More and more brides and grooms are searching for earth-friendly inspiration for their weddings.

Another idea I saw recently was where the bride and groom had a customized, large wine bottle that the guests signed with a gold felt pen. The bride and groom told everyone that they intended to open it on their 5th anniversary.

winebottleConsider 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.

For those wanting something different – how about a guest book platter or plate. It’s pure, simple, and personal. These are the traits that define the guest book platter – a creative new approach to the traditional wedding guest book. An ordinary platter becomes extra special when the thoughts and signatures of your loved ones are added. See link below. Guests can sign their names to create a one of a kind gift.

Have guests express their wishes live to your videographer and forgo the whole book concept. Pros: tear-filled eyes, cute kid stuff, knee-slapping sentiments. Cons: slurred words and shy relatives.

BONUS Article: To Have a Guest Book. . . or Not!
The Wish Tree – A Guest Book Alternative
Signature Plates! Another Guest Book Alternative

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  1. Hello – There are excellent threads here. A novice to the actual online forum. Thx


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