Looking for a unique and personalized wedding guest book alternative that’s sure to impress? Our wedding tree drop box or drop top guest book alternative is sure to do that. This non-traditional, framed sign in book is a crowd-pleaser. The guests love signing a wooden leaf & dropping it in the shadow box frame.
This drop top guest book alternative is a shadow box frame with a personalized tree trunk and leaves the guests sign and drop in. It’s an exciting and warm way to involve the guests at a wedding, or other event. They also make great baby shower guest books, graduation guest books, fundraiser guest books, birthday guest books or any other event guest book that should be recorded for a lifetime.
Please take the time to read the following to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for.
EACH FRAME CAN HOLD A DIFFERENT AMOUNT OF LEAVES. There are 3 different sizes of leaves, allowing each frame size to hold a different amount. The larger leaves obviously allow more text to be written on them, and you should choose the size you prefer depending on what you are going for. There are 1.5″ leaves, 1.75″ leaves and 2″ leaves (see picture). The larger size of leaves, the less a frame will be able to hold of that size.
In our humble opinion…
The 1.5″ leaves are a good size for just a name or two, but not much more. Maybe a name with a smiley or a one or two-word blurb, or a very small drawing.
The 1.75″ leaves hold more text. A great size for multiple names (often the choice of signing by couples). Also a name with a longer blurb and/or small drawing.
The 2″ leaves have even more room and are great for allowing guests to leave a short message along with their name.
It’s impossible to know for sure how many pieces will be signed. Most of the time 75% of the guest number is enough pieces for a wedding. Remember, most guests at events like weddings will fill out one piece as a pair if they’re with a date. So if you plan to have 150 guests at your wedding, unless you make a point that each guest should sign a piece individually, you should expect less than 150 signed pieces. Therefore, we suggest 1.75″ or 2″ leaves with a frame which will hold 90-125 pieces. Of course, it’s impossible to know for sure how many pieces will be signed; this is just a suggestion on how to make the most out of your guest book alternative.
For something like a kid’s birthday or graduation, we suggest getting close to around exactly how many guests you plan to have. Each kid will want to sign his/her own.
***We make this same drop box guest book with the leaves painted in fall colors***
The frame sizes and approximate amount of each leaf size that frame will hold are as follows:
Make sure you have included:
The size of leaves you want. The amount each frame holds of each size leaf is fairly accurate but it may hold a few more or less.
Exactly what you want engraved. In the case of the main item pictured, this would be “Daniel & Mitzi March 20, 2018” You may also choose something like “Mr. & Mrs. Avery June 14, 2016” or “Thomas (heart) Lindsey 4-25-19” Anything in parenthesis will be considered an icon or symbol. Whatever you choose, we will design and engrave it to look as best as possible. A name and a date will be on two centered lines of text, something like Mr. & Mr. with a last name and date, we put on 3 lines of centered text. This looks and fits better. Let us know in the order notes if you prefer the text laid out in a different way in your guest book alternative and we will accommodate.
The font you prefer. There are 12 separate fonts you can choose from which correspond to a letter and are seen in one of the images. If you don’t clarify any font, we will choose one. We can also use free to download fonts. Just include the link where it can be downloaded in the notes section during checkout if you want a separate font.
Choose your background color from the many choices. If you don’t see the color you’re looking for, we can paint any color for an additional $10. Just choose “other” from the choices and be sure to write the color you’d like.
The interior pieces are made of 1/4 inch thick maple wood. The front cover is glass. The tree trunk piece with the names engraved on it has a dark brown finish added. There is a hanging mount attached to the backside, so the frame can easily hang on a wall – making it the perfect guest book alternative.
The signed pieces are easily written on. We’ve found nearly any pen works for writing on them; some better than others. All wood is different and will expand & contract in different climates. There is a blank piece of wood included in every order for you to test pens on to see which works best. Regular sharpies typically bleed & ultra fine tip sharpies typically don’t. We suggest just a regular bic pen, as it allows a good amount of detail without the risk of bleeding. Test different pens out yourself and see which works for you. Below is a short video we made on pen selection:
We will include the engraved on wood instruction sign for free, in return for a social media shared picture of the product if you select, “Yes, I’ll Share You” you agree to share a picture of your Havoly guest book, either on Havoly’s facebook page, or on your own page tagging ours. We’ll be including the sign with your order and trusting that you’ll follow through with your word. You can also share us on instagram with @havolydesigns and #havoly. This is a great way to support small business and we truly appreciate it! We often post a collection of the shared pictures every month or two on facebook. Please write in the order notes which you’ll find during checkout, the name associated with the page where you’ll be sharing the picture.
We also offer other guest book alternative options. There is similar heart drop top guest book, which has an engraved heart centerpiece with heart shapes that are signed and dropped in. We also make puzzle guest books, in a variety of styles and sizes. Check out the rest of our site to see the rest of our products that range from engraved Christmas ornaments to personalized wooden ornaments.
We work very hard to ensure only quality items exit our shop and reach our customer’s hands. This is evident by the perfect reviews we have received for this and other items;
~This item typically ships within 2-5 business days from the order date~