The coolest part though? Instead of having a standard guestbook set up, they'd hung up a big piece of stripy blue and white fabric against a wall. And they had a box of props (silly hats and silly Dame Edna-esque glasses). And they had one of these:
The new Polaroid cameras. So basically, each person (or each couple) who was there stood in front of the stripy screen with one or more props, and had their photo taken. Then you stuck the Polaroid into a scrapbook that they'd bought and wrote a message to go with it. It was really cute, and a different way to do something quite traditional!
Here's the picture of me:
Yes, I should obviously have held the Dame Edna glasses with my right hand, but my entire being protests at doing things right handed!
Who would ever have thought Polaroids would make a comeback?!