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Guest Book Ideas – Wish Jar

March 27th, 2009 by     

Following my first post on the subject, readers were so helpful!  Poppy Blossom had great luck with the Polaroid Guest Book, which was one of my favourite routes.  However, I am concerned that it might be too interactive for some guests, and I don’t want to miss anyone!  So, new plan:

Wish Jar

Guests can write little notes on paper provided, and put them in the jar.  I am liking this idea because:

– I can use all of the leftover paper that didn’t make the cut for my invitations (it’s a bride’s prerogative to change her mind about paper colour, texture, style…)

– The notes can possibly be more intimate, as no one will be able to read them once in the jar

– I can scrapbook it later!

I would also like to encourage people to drop polaroid pictures into the jar as well, as we’ll have polaroid cameras around the reception.  I must look for a beautiful big apothecary jar, which will create beautiful decor as well


What do we think?

12 Responses to “Guest Book Ideas – Wish Jar”

  1. Lindsey Says:

    I absolutely LOVE this idea as a guest book alternative! All I have from my wedding is a guestbook where two pages are filled with names and the other 100 pages are empty. What a waste of paper! So I really love that you are going to use up your left-over invitation paper (how eco-friendly of you!). Adding polaroids is also an excellent twist on the “wish jar”. I might have to post about your idea on my blog… it’s just too good not to share. :)

  2. AnaStella Says:

    A few friends of mine have done this, or similar options (notes written on smooth stones, a “wish tree”), and you must have a sense of humor to go this route. Unless your guests are all extremely well behaved, you will definitely get some interesting comments and R-rated marriage advice. Luckily the brides thought it was hysterical.

  3. Poppy Blossom Says:

    This is such a cute idea! It is amazing that people still use the regular old guestbooks when there are so many creative alternatives.

  4. Tuberose Bud Says:

    We’re having a wish bowl…pretty much similar to the wish jar, but no polaroid camera (we don’t own any!). It’s definitely a great idea though…the best of both worlds. Good going!

  5. Chelsey Scott Says:

    great idea. Did you know they stopped making Polaroid paper? Check it out:

  6. Katelyn Says:

    I love this idea! I agree with how it will add a great decoration to the table!

    Katelyns last blog post..Bouquets to love

  7. Sunflower Bud Says:

    Thanks for all of the positive comments! Now I’m kind of jazzed about it. It’s tough to find polaroid products now, but I’ve given that job to Sunflower Dude so I don’t have to think about it :) And also, I look forward to some dirty comments, I’ll scrapbook them with pride!

  8. Naz Says:

    Can someone please explain the whole concept behind the picture above??? I get the make a wish, but how does the take a wish work??? Thanks!

  9. Sunflower Bud Says:

    Hi Naz – Not planning to do the ‘take a wish’ jar myself, but Martha suggests putting nice notes in there for your guests to take, as a favour or little pick-me-up!

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  11. mom Says:

    here’s a jar idea.

  12. Kim @ The Simpson Six Says:

    I LOVE this idea! We are using it for an adoption fundraiser as a “guest book” for our guests to write their wish or message to the little girl we are adopting. Fabulous idea!

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