(Closed) Anyone have/having a photo guest book?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I havent done it, but if you want to test it, why dont you buy a really small package of photo paper, then test it when some pens you have at home. Also, just try to get something that drys quick too that way your guests dont smudge each other’s messages 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hmmm, we are doing a photo guest book too, would be interested in hearing what others have done!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Go to a crafts store and find photo safe pens – they come in all colors (get a white or silver if you have dark colors in the photos or backgrounds).

Also ask your photographer – depending on the company used for the book they should be able to tell you some suggestions.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You can find them specific for this use- Michaels should have them!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am doing a photo guestbook created on Shutterfly. My two close friends who had photo guestbooks used sharpies but they were also digitially printed through Shutterfly.

 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a “Slick Writer” by American Crafts that works really well on glossy stuff.  Got it at Archiver’s scrapbooking store if that helps…

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@FutureMrs.Notch: – Pigma Micron Pens work great! We used them for our (glossy) photo guest book recently. Pick em’ up at Michaels, don’t forget your coupon 😉

From their site:

The Pigma® Micron ink pens feature:

  • Archival quality ink for use in acid-free environments
  • Chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant
  • No smears, feathers, or bleed-through on most papers

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

A photo guest book comes in our photography package as well.. I have not even thought about the kind of pen we are using.. I think a test should be done for sure.. but sharpies are always a good plan.. the fine tip ones 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Don’t use a Sharpie! It will bleed and yellow over time. Use some photo safe/ acid free pens. You can get them from a craft store.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@FutureMrs.Notch: I am confused – you say the photobook is a part of your package…for the wedding? or did you have a pre-shoot like for engagement pictures or something? If it is the wedding package, then how will you have photos to use as a Guestbook?  To answer your questions though, I plan on using a photo book I made with Shutterfly for our Guestbook too.  But we used old pictures from throughout the years of our dating relationship.  And yes, Michaels or Target are good places to find permanent – non-toxic pens.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’m using pigma micron pens. just make sure whatever you get is acid-free and photo-safe.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our friends had a photo guest book at their wedding and I recall them just using sharpies for signatures.

Funny thing though – everyone signed on the same exact page in the very front, nobody signed throughout the rest of the book as intended by the bride and groom, it was silly. Very cute idea though!

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