Post # 1
I’m wondering how you made your guestbook, or where you had it printed.
I’ve seen some really cool templates on here with pages for the guests to fill out, and I really like that idea, as well as including some photos.
Today in my area there is a groupon for Photobook, so I’m wondering if that would be a cost-effective way to have a really nice guestbook made. For those of you that went totally DIY, how did you do it?
Post # 3
I actually used a very large from (from Michaels – 40% off!) and a large mat around one of our engagement pictures. Everyone signed it – and now it hangs in the living room!
I have seen people use scrapbooks which blank pages in them….
As far as books go, I’ve used Blurb and mixbook. I preferred mixbook – VERY easy to use!
Post # 4
I bought a big photo album/scrapbook and a few extra pages from Michael’s. I also picked up some photo corners. I took one Polaroid photo – the same size we’re going to take of our guests as they arrive – and put a photo corner on each of its four corners. I pulled the adhesive off the the photo corners and placed the whole thing onto a guestbook page. Then, once I pulled out the photo, I was left with four black photo corners perfectly positioned on the page.
Repeat, oh, about fifty times.
We’ll take Polaroids of our loved ones in front of a ribbon backdrop as they arrive. During cocktail hour, they can come back and sign next to their pictures.
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2013 - Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers, FL
I found a brand new white guest book at a Goodwill for $2. I covered it in black fabric and added the same silver glitter tulle I used on other DIY. The total cost for a custom guestbook was less than $5.
Post # 6
I used shutterfly and made a photo album. It worked out perfect and everyone signed around the pictures, kind of like a yearbook.
I loved the idea of a photo album because then we can put it out on a coffee table to display.
Post # 7
I also used shuttefly. Mainly because I received a coupon from Daid’s Bridal for a free 12×12 because I purchased my dress from them. I love the book and think it is even worth the $50 it would have cost without the coupon.
Post # 8
Darling Husband built a bench and we had people sign that. It will go in our bedroom (it’s still at my mom’s, we’ve been lazy about bringing things over since the wedding :p)
Post # 9
I was wondering the same thing.
I had some one tell me that they got a scarpbook at Michels and printed on the 8×8 pages and then placed them in the proctive covers for their guest book.
I’m afraid if I print it on a shutterfly or snapfish or any photo book the pages will be too shiny to write on them- you owuld have to use permanant marker.