Friday, 8 March 2013

Reception Questionnaire

As I mentioned in my previous post, I did various wedding printable searches when looking for the perfect bridesmaid invite. Sadly I wasn't able to find the right invites, but I did find inspiration for a guest questionnaire for our wedding. If you've never heard of this, don't worry, I hadn't either. Basically it is just a small card with some questions, intended for the guests at a wedding to fill out. I think it could be a fun way to get some quest feedback and provide some happy memories for John and I as years pass.

While most of the questionnaires I found on Pinterest were beautiful, I really wanted something simple. I eventually came across a style I liked and decided to create my own personalized template based off this style. I found all of the frames and different elements online, I even downloaded a free font to use. I felt this would be a pretty inexpensive project as I arranged an 8.5' by 11' piece of paper to include four questionnaires, meaning it would only cost me a few sheets of card-stock in the end.

Supplies:
  1. Adobe InDesign (trial)
  2. Quality card-stock
  3. Printer
Directions:
  1. I first created an Adobe InDesign on an 8.5' by 11' piece of paper that was evenly split four ways. This ended up taking more time than I had originally intended as I needed to ensure the useable area did not interfere with the printable area of the page.  
  2. I then included various frames and different elements within the frames. It took me some time to think of the questions I wanted to include for this questionnaire. I want our guests to feel included, but I didn't want to bore them with endless questions to fill out.
  3. Once all of the questions I wanted were included I printed the document onto coral and ivory coloured card-stock and cut the page into the four even sections so that each questionnaire was independent from the others. 
I made sure to not include any colour in our questionnaire as I liked how it looked, and since it cuts down on printing costs - bonus! I am really excited about this experiment for our wedding. I can't wait to see what answers we get for our questions, especially the one about potential future children. I'm am not sure if I want to incorporate these into the guest book somehow, but either way I know I will be using these at our reception.

8 comments:

  1. Haha! Cool idea! Other people LOVE sharing their words of wisdom. They'll feel included, and I'm sure you'll get some laughs along the way :)

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  2. What a cute idea. You are very creative and cannot wait to hear more about your wedding.

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  3. This is such a great idea. It's very sweet, personal and inexperience. Very smart.

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  4. The questionnaires look to be tastefully designed Stephanie, well done. I'm sure they will garner more than a couple witty comments for you to share with the grandchildren.

    And hey, worst comes to worst, comment cards are a good place to start if you ever give this wedding business a second go.... I.E: Renewing your vows 50 years down the road ;)

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  5. This is such a great idea Steph! I have never seen this at a wedding before but I think it's a great way to includge the guests and make some memories. I will be passing this along to my other friends that are getting married :)

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  6. I hope you keep this blog going. I have friends who are interested in reading it.

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  7. Great idea! And your questionnaire is so well-designed!

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  8. Such an awesome idea and so well put together Steph.

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