I had to go buy index cards for the campaign today and that reminded me that I never told you about our guest book.
The idea came from Mark's little sister, who just got engaged herself (woo!) and I'm sure is sorry she gave me the idea because I bet she wants it for herself. Cuz it's awesome.
We were talking about table numbers and debating whether to do places or what, and she said that she had been to a friend's wedding in which they had numbers on sticks, but at each table, a pile of cards and had guests write the bride and groom a note to be read on that anniversary (so at table number 5, the cards get read on the 5th anniversary).
I loved this idea so much it sold me on just having table numbers. It's a guest book and awesome anniversary gift every year in one, plus it will give us an excuse to relive our wedding every year.
The best part of this "guest book"? It requires no work on my part. I could make cute cards for people to write on, or I could finally have a reason to use up my index cards from bar review. I've picked the second, because it fits in with our theme of eco-friendly, cheap, and easy.
The only thing is that the cards will need to go into some kind of envelope, and will require some kind of instructions. I suppose the instructions can be typed up, taped to the envelope, and then put in the middle of the table with the cards.
The only question I have is this - will index cards last 15 years (we only have 15 tables)? My mom has some recipes from her mother and the cards are still intact, as is the writing, but I'm sort-of concerned about this. Not concerned enough to do much more than buy archival pens and MAYBE archival cardstock that only goes in the tables that are 10+.