When the celebrating begins at a wedding the last thing a guest wants to do is take the time to recall their proper English and Grammar lessons from school. There is so much to see, hear and experience and always difficult to focus on the guest book; especially if they are the traditional kind that has one line for people to sign. (You know the kind, the book with the matching feather pen.) And, the line of people behind you.
Here is a solution we literally uncovered for a couple weddings we designed. How you may ask? Well, for never being short on things to say here is the idea:
The Deconstructed Guest Book
While guests arrive and you hand them a program for the ceremony, also give them a 4”x6” or 5”x7” piece of heavy cardstock and a pen inscribed with the couples name and wedding date. While marveling at the ceremony décor and serenaded by the prelude music they can write their sentiments to the couple as they wait for the wedding to begin. Following the ceremony as the ushers allow the guests to depart from their seats the ushers can collect their sheets of paper and the guests can keep the inscribed pen as a gift. The individual sheets can be hand bound into a beautiful book or can be sized to fit perfectly into a wood photo box, where the cover can contain a copy of the program or invitation as well as photographs of your choice.
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