Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Signing Stones

There are so many options when it comes to a wedding guest book. A traditional, lined guest book is still very popular, but many couples are turning to alternatives that will make a great keepsake and won’t be stored on a bookshelf. Memory box, signature frames, wish boxes, ceramic platters are some of the alternative guest books that have popped up in the recent years.

For 2012, the Signing Stones makes its debut! A unique alternative and fun way to collect guest's wishes. Guests may either sign or leave a small message on stones and place into a vase. The signed stones and the vase make an attractive home decoration and a memorable keepsake of the attending guests after the wedding.

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How it works:

Display smooth, blank stones on your Gift or Welcome Table. Blank stones may be laid scattered on the table or in a bowl.

Lay permanent fine or medium point pens for guests to sign stones. We recommend using colors to compliment your wedding. Sharpies are a permanent pen that come in a large assortment of colors. Be sure to choose a dark color that will display - test on stones prior to the wedding day!

Set a large vase beside stones to collect stones as guests’ leave their messages. Be sure to choose a vase that will accommodate all the stones. If you are having a large wedding, you’ll want to be sure that the vase selected can fit all those stones! Consider personalizing the vase with your names and wedding date.

Leave a friendly instruction card or frame instructions and place on the table so that guests will know what to do:

Pick a stone
Write your name or a short message
Place the signed stone into the vase
 

Other considerations: Add a burst of color after your wedding day by purchasing a colored quartz rock to represent each of the members of your bridal party. Honeymooning on the beach? Grab two smooth rocks and write your own message to one another to include in the vase when you return.

We think this trend is a great one - especially here on the New England coast. Fits in perfectly with a beach or nautical wedding theme. The Signing Stones and Vase make for a unique, memorable piece that is visually appealing and can add to the decor of your home while reminding you of your wedding day.

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