- Carrie : Are you sure you can leave the Guest Book unattended?
- Miranda : Its a bullshit job, Carrie. People know what to do with the guestbook. –Sex and the City
I’m working on a little project for my guestbook. It’s going to be a guestbook/scrapbook. I know you can order these online, but a. they were expensive and b. they weren’t exactly what I wanted. So I went out and bought this sketchbook:
Isn’t it adorable? I love the little birds and it ties in with the fall theme. I wish it wasn’t blue, but my wedding so far is lacking colors, so maybe the blue is a good thing. The pages are blank inside and I’m going to put headers on each page with a writing prompt. Every other page will one of the following prompts:
- Advice for the Newlyweds
- Words of Wisdom
- Favorite Memory of the Happy Couple
The “meat” of the pages will be blank for the guests to sign their best wishes, or answers to the above prompts in a yearbook style of writing. Sort of like this:
If we were able to afford a photobooth for the reception, we would have done it like this. Alas, we cannot afford the booth, so I’ll be putting in the pictures after the fact. On the left side of the page, I’m going to draw rectangles as picture placeholders. Then at the footer of each page, or every other page, there will be a quote about love or about marriage. You know me and my love of quotes!
So here’s where you come in my dears. I’m sort of stealing this idea from the lovely Dandy over at Spontaneously Clapping (told ya I’d be taking this idea girl, hope you don’t mind!). What I want from you all are your favorite quotes about love, about marriage, or about relationships in general. I am going to use your quotes to fill the footers of this guestbook/scrapbook. A lot of you readers have been there from the beginning, following along with my relationship with Match. You’ve been a big part of my life, and why not be a part of the wedding too?
I want the end result to look similar to this mixbook scrapbook.
The pages won’t be lined, but they will either have quotes and a picture placeholder on one side, or quotes as footers, with signatures and writing in the middle on the right. Hopefully I can even match up some of the pictures with the guests who are signing the pages. I can’t wait to read what you think and to read your quotes! Also, if you have other writing prompt suggestions, feel free to add those as well.