...we offered several other means for our wedding guests to write us whatever they felt like sharing--marriage advice, demands for offspring, drunken anagrams, or simply their John Hancock. I think one of the best ideas I had, and still receive great reviews on, was the comment cards I made and had placed at each guest's seat at the reception. I used the same recycled cardstock paper that I used for all the wedding paper goods: save the dates, invitations, RSVPs, table markers, etc. (all of which are another post), and printed at the top of each card, "Dear Gabriel and Cassi:" in a cool font called yippy skippy. :) This not only gave guests something to do between the ceremony and our arrival at the reception, but also allowed them the freedom and time to write.
I've always disliked the herding-cattle routine of quickly scribbling "Congrats! Love, [enter name]" in the guest book as you're walking through the door of the reception, all the while preoccupied with scoping out the room and buffet status. These cards were the perfect anecdote, and they were a huge hit. I'm working on displaying all of the cards on our entry way wall that I painted with magnetic primer. Here's that WIP (work-in-progress):
I've brought out the stack probably twelve times since our wedding and read each one, sometimes crying, sometimes laughing out loud, sometimes crying while laughing out loud.
Another cool thing we had for people to write all over was Gabe's guitar. He's got several, since he's a musician, so he chose one of his acoustics for people to 'decorate.' It was placed on the gift table and people wrote on it at different times throughout the night. Every time he plays it, it makes us smile.
So much to share, but I'll have to refrain 'til next week. Happy hump day!