HAVE GUESTS SIGN DIFFERENT BOTTLES TO BE OPENED ON CERTAIN YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
At The Altamont Manor in Altamont, NY this past Saturday (a nice little place that I was the DJ for about 15 minutes out of Albany,) I saw a great new idea to try at your wedding. Instead of signing a book that will barely never get read, how about having your wedding guests sign wine bottles?
Here is an interesting and a more creative do-it-yourself idea that throws a twist on the traditional wedding guest book.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR ONE WINE BOTTLE GUEST BOOK –
1) First, purchase four different colored wine bottles. 2) Next, remove the manufacturer’s labels by soaking the bottles in hot water. 3) Clean and scrape off any remaining label remnants with lighter fluid, or a good adhesive remover like Goof Off. (You can also use WD-40 as a cleaning agent.) 4) Create custom wine labels made up with the bride & groom’s names printed on them, and the numbers 1,5,10 and 20. 5) Make a nice display on a small table . Place the table with the bottles and metallic ink pens at the entrance door to the wedding reception. 6) Add an instructional photo frame, explaining that the bottles will be used in place of the traditional wedding guestbook and consumed on certain year anniversaries.
7) Encourage guests to sign the bottles with silver metallic ink pens, throughout the evening.
WHEN TO DRINK – The idea is that the newlyweds should drink the wine on their first, fifth, tenth and twentieth anniversaries. It should also be explained that the reason for consumption years down the line from these bottles is to remember their friends’ best wishes once again, as immortalized on the bottle in silver ink.
What a great idea! It is like morphing together the traditions of the wedding guest book and freezing a piece of wedding cake to eat a year later.
Tripod Poster Guestbook Idea – Using a Marker Whiteboard
Whenever a big party is thrown, a nice idea to create a memory keepsake is to put out a guestbook. It is nice to have something to look at years down the line when you are older that will help you remember which of your friends and family were in attendance for this special day.
However, that guestbook often ends up in the attic and is never looked at again! So, what can you do? This next idea can be used for weddings, sweet 16 parties, communions, graduation parties or even bar mitzvahs.
How about a framed wall hanging? Want a cool framed guestbook that people can see for years to come, remembering your wedding or party? Here is one:
How To Make Tripod Poster Guestbook Using a Marker Whiteboard
1. Purchase A wiper marker whiteboard, a tripod and permanent markers.
2. Put some kind of image or phrase in the middle that commemorates the special day.
3. Layout PERMANENT markers, so that the guests writing lasts forever.
Last weekend, I was the disc jockey for a fun tent wedding at The Clifton Park Elks Lodge in Clifton Park, NY. And once again, the bride and groom did something I had never seen before and am now compelled to share with you.
If you are reading this, maybe you are planning your wedding. Are you tired of the same old traditional guest book and want to add some personality to your wedding reception?
Well, if the answer is yes, then here is an alternative to the wedding guestbook, perfect for those who like to be creative and different.
This neat twist on the wedding guest book is one where each guest “leaves” a fingerprint as proof of attendance. The finished product is a beautiful piece of artwork.
It is really pretty easy.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN WEDDING THUMBPRINT TREE
1) Provide a poster with a tree skeleton already mapped out.
2) Put out a number of lids of ink and also a scrap sheet for people to wipe excess ink onto.
3) You will also need colorful pens so that each guest can sign their fingerprint above their leaf.
4) Have the DJ announce the tree idea to guests throughout the evening.
To really make it colorful, provide different shades of green (or browns if you are going with a fall theme) so that the collection of prints will look even more like a real tree when it is done.