Post # 1
i dont want a standard guest book with the lines that people sign…and then i will likely put in a box. My photographer makes these wonderful photo album bound books with big photo spreads with places to sign more like ‘yearbook’ style, but they are extremely expensive. i am crafty, and have pretty good computer skills with adobe illustrator and photoshop, and just know that i could do a similar type of thing on my own…. only i dont know anything about how to best put it together. i dont want a 3 ring binder style book, i want something that looks nice and put together, but not a kit with a limited number of templates. so basically, does anyone have suggestions on putting together a book from big prints of our engagement pics, and any suggestions on how to bind them?
Post # 3
I’ve asked my mom to put together something similar for us. She does creative memory photoalbums, and has lots of supplies on hand. I think she might have a few extra small albums, so I may just get her to use one of those!
You could look into photo album supplies. Alternative, i’ve had great success with mypublisher.com. I think you get a discount if you’re a costco member, and if you sign up they email you tons of coupons 🙂
Post # 4
For the last wedding I went to – they had a fun guest book. There was a Polaroid camera (and lots of extra film) and guests got to take a picture of themselves, place it onto pages (solid black large square pages with photocorners) and we used pens to sign beside our name. It was in the area of cocktail hour, so guests started then and throughout the night, different groups of friends would take their pictures. We all got really creative as the night went on (to a point where my friends and I spelled out their names with our bodies) and the Bride later told me that it was one of the best mementos from the day. It was so very fun for us and super cute photo guest book.
Post # 5
My fiance and I got engaged in Aruba so we took our engagement pics from there and our personal photos and created an easy guestbook. They start you off with a template so its pretty user friendly. I have already received the printed copy and it looks great. Definitly recommend it.
Here is my link. For some reason some of the pictures don’t show up in this link but they do on mine but it will give you an idea on the guestbook. I think it only cost me around $40.
Post # 6
Hi again! Okay, so you made me start thinking about the guest book, and how to share your engagement photos (hey, you got them taken – let’s share them!) as a part of your guest book. At different photo places, you can actually get a bounded book and design the pages yourself.
At Kodak Gallery, their large photo book is $70 for 20 pages (there are smaller books for less). You get to design each page’s layout. There is not a layout for lined pages, but there are some “no photo” designs, where the page is a general central pattern (based on different designs that you get to pick). It is way more of a yearbook feel, where you have have pictures on one side and a signing page on the other. If you start the project, you can actually see the different page layouts – I think this is what you are looking for. AND you will have the pictures and guest comments to look at forever.
Post # 7
I think you could take the pages to kinko and have them bind it…..they do lots of different binding styles, you should check it out!
Post # 8
I’m taking our engagement pictures (my photographer gave me the high res with rights) and am making a photobook in iphoto and leaving a lot of blank area. Then I’m getting a polaroid pogo so that my guests can take pictures of each other and add them to our book.