Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The wedding looms ever closer. The craft-project chaos of my lounge is gradually turning into stacks of boxes with neat little contents-lists stuck to them, Evilstevie has confirmed his time off work, and really, everything's on track.

I keep telling myself, and anyone who has a tizzy at me, that the venue is booked and paid for, the registrar is booked and paid for, and we have the rings - therefore a wedding will take place. Everything else is fluff.

But fluff is fun, and today's fluff is the guestbook.

The guestbook isn't really a book. We're doing it in the form of lots of luggage labels, which our guests can write on or otherwise decorate as they see fit, and pin to a line at the reception.

I'd quite like to pre-populate the line, to get the ball rolling. So here's my idea. If any blog readers who aren't coming to the wedding would like to add a message to our wedding guestbook, then pop it in the comments, or email me, and I will be able to print it out and stick it to a label.

I know to new readers this may sound a bit "internet! validate me!" - no. If you don't feel you know us, or you've nothing to say, then there's no need to say anything. It just felt a little bit strange not to include the online side of our lives in our wedding day.


Amy said...

What a brilliant idea!!! My message:

"Congratulations Mary and [Evilstevie]! I wish you many happy years together filled with laughter, hope and peace. - Amy"

I'm so excited for both of you, cannot wait to see photos!

Julia said...


Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful wedding and an even wonderfuler life together. Best wishes and ARRR, Julia

Jeanne said...

Congratulations to you both! I cannot attend the wedding, but I've heard a lot of the plans. I'm sure it will be awesome and I hope to see some photos! I wish you both all the happiness in the world!

Jeanne (aka AutumnAuburn on Rav)

Anonymous said...

Have followed you blog for so long, it feels right to wish you the very best wedding, and a long, happy life together!
Stella from Kansas

Pandora Caitiff said...


Congratulations to both of you. May your special day be happy and trouble-free, and your marriage long, loving and prosperous

Mary said...

Thanks all! Your comments have been printed out and pasted to tags - I'll try and get a proper pic when they're set out at the venue.

fairyhedgehog said...

If I'm not too late:

"Have a wonderful day and wonderful years to follow! Gina :)"

And if I am too late, then the sentiment stands anyway!

Mary said...

Just a smidge too late! but thank you :)

raidid said...

I hope you always happy every day of your life :).