Guestbook Switcharoo

Remember how I said we were going to use wishing stones for our guestbook? Weeellll, things have changed since that was posted. And that idea has been replaced with an even better idea!

Before I reveal anymore, Sword guests, you know the drill!


(icon by Weddingbee, edited by Miss Sword)

While signing wishing stones in lieu of a book was a nod to his Celtic heritage and a sweet, whimsical idea, Mr. Sword did not think it was fair to ask everyone to sign a tiny rock. I didn’t think it was fair that they can charge so much for a tiny rock! Seriously, rocks are pricey!

So we brainstormed and Mr. Sword came up with a new guestbook concept that totally fits our theme. The idea is to have our guests sign a storybook made up of funny and cute photos of Mr. Sword and me! Similar to an engagement photo book, where guests sign their name and write their well wishes, but different because they can also add in funny captions to each photo!

We’ll probably end up putting a sign near the storybook saying something to the effect of “Mr. and Mrs. Sword went on some adventures in Chicago but they can’t seem to remember what happened blah blah blah” (still needs to be edited). We’ll also explain that we ENCOURAGE guests to write word bubbles, witty captions, and obnoxious comments. I’m sure we’ll be the brunt of some jokes so it’s lucky we both have pretty thick skin!

I’m so curious to see how it works out and I hope people keep it dirty clean.

Since I’m too excited to keep it all a secret, here are a few sneak peek photos that may or may not end up in the final storybook!


The dress I’m wearing in the pic above is my high school prom dress. Whaaa?






Don’t be scared if it doesn’t make sense. I have no idea what’s going on either!

I can’t wait to show you all the finished product!

(all photos personal and taken by friend P)

Did you swap your guestbook idea for something else like we did? Do you think our guests will get into our storybook captions?


Mrs. Sword

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March 2013
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  1. Member
    ilikeballet 277 posts, Helper bee @ 8:00 am

    Haha! Those pictures crack me up! Great idea!

  2. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:33 am

    That first pic with you the tiara and the sword? Perfect!

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    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 8:41 am

    SUCH a cute, creative idea!!!

  4. frenchbulldog Member
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:53 am

    This is a super cute idea! P.S. Super jealous of the prom dress! I don’t want to think of the stuff I would have to do and not eat to fit into mine.

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    fronkinzankinsbride 46 posts, Newbee @ 9:29 am

    I’ve made that face when I’ve tried laphroaig too. :)

  6. snowcone Member
    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:58 am

    ditto to @fronkinzankinsbride!

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    tonejis 73 posts, Worker bee @ 10:19 am

    awesome pictures!
    i love them!!!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 11:36 am

    girlfriend amazing that you fit in your prom dress! I think this is a great idea …. and something you’ll be able to open for a laugh when you need it.

  9. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:38 am

    this is going to be so much fun for your guests to fill out, your photos are fantastic!

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    Miss Pez 267 posts, Helper bee @ 11:47 am

    Love this idea! Very fitting for your personality too!

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    phoenixandstars 565 posts, Busy bee @ 1:38 pm

    We kept hemming and hawing about what to do for ours and in the end we just ran out of time and didn’t do anything. Craziest thing happened, no one noticed or mentioned it. I am so perfectly ok with it too because everything we came up with the question was always, “but what will we do with it after the wedding?”

    If I never see another item with our wedding date on it again it will be too soon! LOL!

  12. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:04 pm

    HAH! I love this!!! It will be so fun to see what everyone writes.. seriously can’t wait for this recap post, lol!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 2:55 pm

    This is so clever and so much more fun!

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    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:09 pm

    this is awesome!

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    MissMaryPat 40 posts, Newbee @ 7:54 pm

    Excellent idea! Love it.

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 4:07 pm

    I love your idea!! Way better than heavy rocks.

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