My Guestbook Blog
Before we get into that, let’s start with a question:
What has my friend Liz, one of our guestbooks and Julia May got in common?
Answer: They’ve all been to Wanaka, that’s what. Don’t worry, this was not the competition! It was just my way of introducing my favourite subject of the moment into the conversation! Wanaka. More importantly, a particular place in this town only 50 minutes drive from Queenstown, Peak Functions.
I recently shipped one of our guestbooks off to this drop dead gorgeous venue, I know this to be true thanks to the stunning photography on Peak Functions website (more about them in a moment). I wished so much to be making a gloved hand delivery myself to this town nestled on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka so hugely different to my hometown of Manchester! One day I will! I was relaxed just looking at the photographs, imagine actually living and working there! Debbie and Mandy from Peak functions do and are very excited to be part of such a young but outstanding venue which is Wanakas premier, brand new conference and function centre.
Put a pause on looking through those bridal magazines for one moment….
No doubt you have considered many venues to feast your eyes on as a backdrop for your wedding. Now consider this, Peak Functions is centrally located, and unrivalled in both style and functionality – so their website shows me and can easily show you too. And now they can offer something extra to couples who are thinking about using their magnificent venue – *insert drum roll* …..A free voucher for one of our guestbooks when they sign on the dotted line (the contract to hire their facilities not the marriage certificate!).
At a recent expo based at Peak Functions, in which local wedding suppliers were invited to showcase their range of wedding products and services, we were so fortunate to have one of our guestbooks on display. Between you and me and everyone reading this blog post, I was somewhat anxious, crossing everything that could be crossed hoping NZ post would get it there in time due to a short working week. I needn’t have worried, Auckland to Wanaka overnight - NZ post you rock! The beautifully framed Pohutukawa fingerprint guestbook was widely admired and set up so couples could easily envisage what it might look like at their own wedding. Julia May was the lucky winner at this event. And lucky to be living in such a stunning part of the world too.
We can solve your problem if you can’t make it to Wanaka anytime soon to visit Peak Functions…
As they will be coming to Auckland this weekend. Once again My Guestbook will be teaming up with them to give away a free guestbook when you visit them at The Lake Wanaka stand at the Bride and Groom show, at Ellerslie Racecourse.
Win Your Wedding Guestbook
My Guestbook and Peak Functions are joining forces to give you a chance to win a personalised wedding guestbook print.
Peak Functions is Wanaka's brand new, premier conference and function venue. Perfectly located with amazing views this venue is stunning have a look at their website and see for yourself. If you are yet to secure a venue for your wedding this would be one place to add to your list.
Entering Our Competition
It's COMPETITION TIME! To be in with a chance to win one of our gorgeous Fingerprint Tree Wedding Guestbooks, simply nominate your favourite bride(s)-to-be in a comment under the facebook post (don't forget to tag yourself if you want to be in the draw to win too!).
The winner will be drawn at random after 5pm on Thursday 29th January 2015.
With so many wedding guestbook ideas out there it is easy to find one that suits you and your event. The trick is to make sure that as many people are able to sign it as possible - which sounds easy, but there are some really easy mistakes to make that you should try to avoid where possible!
The Guestbook Table Is Too Hidden
You need to make sure that you place your guestbook in a place that people are able to see it and find it easily. If it is too far out of the way or seems to be hidden then people might not notice it and you're going to miss out on capturing some loved ones. We have a free 'sign my guestbook' printable for you to make use of which could help with this.
A Lack of Pens
People are going to need to sign your book, so you need to make it as easy as possible. As much as you trust people, people will get distracted and walk off with pens in their hand/pocket without noticing. On top of the fact that pens run out of ink, fall on the floor and get broken it really makes sense to ensure that you have as many pens for your guests as possible. If you are using one of our guestbook prints each kits comes with one free archival pen you can but more if you wish or you may choose to have a friend or relative looking after your guestbook table to encourage people to sign, have a bit of fun but leave the pens on the table!
Not Enough Light
Make sure that your guestbook is placed is an area that is well -lit and has plenty of people flowing through it. The bar area or near the entrance are both good choices because all of your guests will need to pass through these areas.
People Not Signing
The last thing you want is guests leaving your wedding reception or party without signing your book, so make it as easy for them as possible to do so! Write a note for your MC / DJ before the day so they can encourage guests on your behalf.
Look Back On It Again and Again
Make sure that you and your loved ones look back on the wedding guestbook often. People have left lovely, heart-felt messages in your guestbook and you really don't want these to be forgotten and go to waste. If you have one of our artisan guest books they are very coffee table worthy and our guestbook prints once framed become an art piece you can look at daily.
Hello and welcome to My Guestbook! The weeks have been flying past and we have had a few late nights in order to make sure we launch before wedding season really kicks in and Christmas is upon us! Eek did I really just type the C word?
This weekend we have been in full swing filling the pages with guestbook goodness. Stay tuned next week as we add more designs and release some pretty special giveaways!
Our blog is where you will find useful stuff about guestbooks, events and lots of photos from our customers own events so you can see our guestbooks in action.
We are planning on having some guest bloggers share some expert insights on event topics. We are thinking event planning, weddings, styling an props.
If you are wondering who we are have a look at our about us page to meet the team.