I didn’t mean to keep our guestbook a secret from you all, but I finished collecting all the parts I needed for it the day before our wedding (whoops!) and I didn’t have a chance to blog about it.
I knew I didn’t want the traditional guestbook, and luckily there are endless options for a guestbook. All the framed pictures, picture books, and wishing trees were tempting, but in the end I decided to go with an idea I saw several years ago.
I don’t remember if I saw it in a magazine or on a blog, but the minute I saw the postcard guestbook I wanted to do it. (I collect postcards everywhere we go, and was super pumped to be able to incorporate them into our wedding.) Instead of signing a book, each of our guests had the opportunity to write us a postcard with a memory they have with Mr. Scepter and me, a piece of advice, or anything else they wanted. (A few of my friends drew some entertaining pictures.) After the wedding, my mom kept all the postcards and will be mailing them to us throughout the first year of our marriage.
All of the postcards were from places that are special to our relationship. They included the cities we grew up in, our college towns, and where we live now.
We also bought a mailbox for our guests to use to place their finished postcards. I tried to paint our names on the box, but that turned out to be an epic craft fail so we purchased a vinyl sticker. (SOOOOO much easier!)
This is what the whole setup looked like at our wedding:
My obsessive self wants to go back and raise the flag. / Photo by Sister Scepter
The best part of our guestbook is getting the cards in the mail every few weeks. I love seeing what our friends and family wrote. Once we get all the postcards, I plan to do a photo collage or frame them in some cool way, but I haven’t 100% settled on an idea for them. If you have any ideas for what we could do with the 80ish finished postcards let me know!
Where did you find guestbook inspiration?