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Geek Guest Books

July 1, 2010

The guest book.  It is the book which guests sign so you remember who came to your wedding.  As if the deer antler lamp you received from Great Aunt Gertie that you are forever obligated to display in your living room weren’t reminder enough.  I jest.  Often attendees will write a special (and just as often cliched) message.

For a book themed wedding, it’s not difficult to get creative with this custom.  I adore the idea of setting up a classic typewriter and letting guests type their entry.  If you don’t already have access to one, it’s hell on the budget.  Why pay a few hundred on ebay when you can spend an average of twenty on a traditional book?

Thank you, Martha!

Decorated a plain book is a great way to get your geek DIY on.  Does WWE rock your world?  Glue their logo on the cover.  Or you could make a little mock up title match ad for you and your soon-to-be spouse, if you desire more originality than that.

If it’s comics you crave, then put the emblem of your superhero of choice on the cover.  Or you could get an artistic friend to draw your fiance and yourself as superheroes on it.

Are you more of a nonconformist?  Of course you are.  You don’t want the damn book and can’t afford the typewriter.  There’s a solution for you, too, my friend.  Print out little slips of paper to complement your geek theme of choice and accordingly decorate a keepsake box for guests to drop them into.  For something totally unique, create a free standing skyline (paper mache, draw on cardboard, whatever suits you) and print out pictures of all you favorite superheroes.  Guests can sign them and pin them to the skyline.

This puzzle guest book from customdogbandanas seems like good geek fun.

Who loves Etsy? I do!

While were at Etsy, if I had a grand I could drop on a guest book, it would definitely be this book from artorbust.

Kevin Hellions and I have opted for another Martha Stewart idea.  She’s like DIY crack, I’m telling you.  The first hit is free, and then you’re hooked.  Right, so we will put a guest book on each table with specific questions.  For example, why do you think we’re meant to be together?  Somewhat traditional, but at least it’ll help us avoid the usual cliche entries.  Ideally it will help get people to mingle by going to other tables so they can respond to other questions.

No matter what you pick, you really can’t go wrong.  This aspect is a keepsake for you, not the guests.  Pick something that you’re going to enjoy for years to come!  What was I saying earlier about cliches?  Nevermind.  I’m sure it wasn’t important.  These are not the droids you’re looking for.

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