- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
Since I’m a pretty crafty and artistic person (and on a budget) I decided to question the use of the typical guestbook.
My reasons were thus: 1) Expensive (in my opinion) and 2) Not all the pages are going to be used. Also, it’s just a bit too cookie-cutter for me and did nothing to reflect our personalities or thought of the whole wedding thing. (it’s rather controversial, so I won’t go into details, lol).
So, being the amartaleck I am, I suggested making up a character sheet to print out and have the guests “sign”. We’re both gamers (AD&D), many of our friends either game or are into making indy films or are musicians. Or a combination of all the above. There was also the added benefit it would not only reflect our styles, but there are those who it’ll annoy. (one reason we originally thought of a Friday the 13th wedding, but decided against it because of the kids being in school…).
Instead, my FI said it was a great idea and “why don’t you?”. So, I grabbed pencil and paper and quizzed him on what should be on it. The result was me pulling up Photoshop CS 7 and, well, the below is what we did! The watermark is a picture I came up with specifically for our wedding and the character sheet.
The final product will be printed on parchment-type paper. We’re planning on having A LOT of examples scattered around on the tables printed on regular paper for people to use. Us and our gamer friends will be filling out the examples, plus we’ll have our own sheets in the guestbook.
We’ll also probably do it during the reception, since the wedding ceremony itself is going to be REALLY short. Those who leave after the 15 min max ceremony will have the chance to do it before the ceremony or before they leave.