Best way to decorate a MacBook Pro for a wedding?

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  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Yes, I know... the title may be weird... :)

    We found some video guestbook software for the mac, and I think I'll just put my macbook pro out there, rather than try to find an iMac. Does anyone know a good way to "decorate" it so that it looks a bit more festive? Also... might want to draw some attention to it so that people see it.
     
  2. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    Hehe, I think a Macbook Pro alone draws attention in and of itself :)
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    A drink in an iMac keyboard is a relatively low cost replacement.

    A drink in a MacBook Pro keyboard could be very costly.

    Therefore, you might want to consider a raincoat for it.
     
  4. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Wow. Great point. I did NOT think of that....
     
  5. ano0oj macrumors 6502

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    Would just need to decorate the table it is resting on...adding anything to the MBP could honestly destroy the look of the entire table
     
  6. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Just find an external monitor and hide the MBP under the desk, in a security box and lock it against fire hazards and children throwing cake and denting your MBP.
     
  8. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Leave it as it looks by default. Silver looks really nice at weddings.
     
  9. Sgt93 macrumors 6502a

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    Like it needs to be dressed up......... It may look better than the bride ........
     
  10. mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

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    I love the idea, but doesn't it lose some of the personality when it's typed, rather than hand written?
     
  11. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's not typed! It uses the webcam...
     
  12. Bear macrumors G3

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    You are going to find that some people won't leave a video guestbook entry. I hope they plan on having a traditional guestbook for those people.
     
  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    agree many people are nervous or tense up when the camera guy comes around asking people to say a message to the bride and groom, not everyone likes the lime light and prefer the traditional guest book
     
  14. gpat macrumors 6502a

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    The MacBook Pro is THE ultimate decoration to any place. In art, perfection is achieved by removing rather than adding, and any addition to the MBP's beautiful minimal design would be blasphemy.
     
  15. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    Yuck. An open laptop, even a MBP, screams "work" to many of us.

    I'd design a box that fits with your wedding theme so that only the screen is showing; maybe even just an external monitor. Then add a keyboard and mouse externally as well if necessary. That way you don't get it all messed up, and you can go crazy gluing stuff on these peripherals to make them fit in.
     
  16. Takashi macrumors regular

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    I would be hesitant to leave the MBP unattended w/o any form of security measures in terms of theft and spillage prevention. Everyone tends to be super relax in weddings and don't give a care in anything else other than drinks and food. If you leave your computer lying around it might get drinks or food spilled onto it and fingerprints all over the screen.

    My advice, use something else as decoration (e.g., a photo frame)
     
  17. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly however the only picture used in the photo frame should be the one of a mbp, this way its still decorated and a mbp is present in some form as well.
     
  18. mopatops macrumors regular

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    Everyone tends to be very casual in parties and don't give a care in anything else other than wine and nibbles. If you keep your Mac sitting around it might get wine or nibbles dropped into it and finger prints all over the monitor.
     
  19. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    Get one of those cheap keyboards and and external monitor... Or a hard shell case (for drops), a keyboard cover (for spills) and a screen protector (for those cake/alcohol covered fingers pointing at the screen.
     

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