Wednesday, February 18, 2009

#539: on my mind.

1) hm. a diy photoboothy area seems like a cool idea.

2) is a guestbook necessary? yes. no. yes. no. i don't know.

3) my entire february to-do list:
practice hair/makeup, work on decoration for ceremony, finalize guest list, get guys' ties, decorate invitations, book rehearsal at venue, scope out la cienega park, book space at the park if necessary, are we getting a dj? - figure out reception schedule, be able to fit into my wedding dress.

among other things.

over the weekend, we sent out little packages to the fiance's family to officially ask his nieces and nephews to be flowergirls and bridesmaid ushers (yes, i made up this role for them and yes, i'm extremely proud of it). their ages range between 1 through 7 or 8 and one of our priorities from the very beginning was to include all of them -- 6 little kids in total.

whether they make it down the aisle as intended or not on the day of, doesn't really matter. i'm just excited they're all coming.

14 comments:

Ally said...

Re 2): We did a diy wish bowl, and only a few people actually filled out the cards (after I forced them to). I enjoyed having it there, and the messages we received were really cute, so I'm glad we did that instead of a traditional guestbook where people just sign their names, but I didn't feel like it was totally necessary.

Angela said...

Instead of a guestbook, hubby and I had a wishbowl.

We used an apothecary jar and cut up our leftover invite paper as the the cards for people to fill out.

very married said...

guest book: not necessary. fun to look back on.

i originally thought no way but now i want to do SOMETHING because it'll be nice to have my 93 yr old great grandma's signature to look back on when i'm 93.

What about the trend to have a coffee table book for people to sign? You'd be more likely to have it out on a daily basis.

Kristen C. said...

#2). No, although if they're common in your area some people may be confused if you don't have one.
Some couples have a poster board, a picture frame, or something else for the guests to sign.

Britt Sparks said...

Ugh, don't bother with a guest book. You will NEVER EVER look at it again. EVER. If you really feel the need, make it an item you will use regularly enough to justify it. A wedding photo mat is one option, a platter, etc. We did a beer growler since my hubby brews. But hardly anyone bothered to sign it since it was not a formal affair at all. Better yet, have your photographer do one big guest group photo after the vows - you'll know who attended and have a visual memory to boot. If it isn't your style to ever do anything with any of those ideas to incorporate them into your life, it isn't worth it in the least.

Lori said...

A wedding I went to recently, they had a sort of book of pictures of the bride and groom, friends and family. And then everyone signed it sort of like a year book. I thought it was a cute idea, but it seemed like an aweful lot of work...

But hey, its another idea.

Love the blog, by the by!

Bethany said...

We are actually combining the photobooth idea with our guestbook. Throughout the night, guests will have the opportunity to go to our "photo nook" and get some pictures taken. We'll have a dry-erase board available for those that would like to leave messages and wishes in their picture. By the end of the evening, the pictures will be printed and hung. We're very excited about this idea!

tickledwhimsy said...

We did an untraditional guest book, and loved looking through everything that people had to say to us, funny jokes, advice, best wishes!

It was also the last public outing of my husband's grandfather before he passed away just after the wedding, and so we really appreciate the things that he had to say in there.

I would do it, for sure, but find a way to make it your own. There are so many cute ideas out there, and I think it'd be sad to miss the wishes and comments from your friends and family.

Mrs. Andi said...

We're going to make a photo book of us & things we've done & we're going to turn that into our guest book.

I like the idea of a group shot, if you have the space for it.

sergeilovestonya said...

Guestbook is a total no. I never looked at mine again.

east side bride said...

I hate guest books. No pressure or anything, but WRITE SOMETHING SUPER MEANINGFUL. NOW.

Anonymous said...

So does the bridesmaid usher go after the flower girl and before teh bridesmaid? I may have to come up with a job for a 10 year old...I feel like she's too old to be a flower girl, but I wasn't really sure about a jr. bridesmaid...but bridesmaid usher might work.

Marcela said...

i love the photobooth idea. as far as the guestbook, maybe something more untraditional would be the way to go.

Jeremiah K - The Perfect Pear l.l.c. said...

re2) you really need it, so you can see who are present at your wedding day, but in your case, you decide what best for your wedding, But i really recommend the guest book for weddings.
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