(Closed) Guest book using engagement photos – Questions

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

we’re having problable 200 people and are using a 50 page book.  we have anywhere from 1-5 photos per page (we mixed in personal vacation photos too).  if you want to use less, just put 1 or 2 per page.  don’t forget to leave blank space for people to write too.  you can leave whole pages blank too.  or fill it in with clip art designs.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I made a 20 page 8×11 guest book from shutterfly.com. I did pictures on every other page and I used 1-4 pictures per page so like maybe 20 pictures all together. On the other pages I used a background with lines for people to write on and headings such as “Our guests” and “Advice and well-wishes”. I think it turned out nicely! ETA: we are expecting about 200 guests as well with apprx 20% children though so I think our book will be big enough.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i went without lines.  it’s more like a yearbook.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I used Mixbook.com I loved it! There are sooo many different options for pages and design. Plus it was cheap!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My photographer is making me a 26 page book

 

 

Post # 9
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Newbee

Just a quick note, if you can, get a book with non-glossy spots for writing on the pages. Or get a quick-dry pen and TEST IT beforehand! I’ve seen too many books like this go wrong with smears everywhere. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I made one through AdoramaPix.  I made a post about it here so you can see some of my page layouts: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-awesome-adoramapix-photobook-lots-of-pics

I made a 26 page book with blank white space (no lines) around my photos.  I had a 135 person wedding and still had a lot of extra space where people could have written.  People signed with a regular old Sharpie and it worked great – not a single smear!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m wondering about this too. I’m having ~200 guests and am going to get the 12″x12″ 40 page specialty guestbook from Photobook America (Got a Groupon for it!! :D). Not sure what kind of pen to use though….

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@europomme: Nope – we just used a regular tip sharpie (although I’m sure a thin tip would work too and might be nice for you since you’ll have more people signing than I did).

Post # 15
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Newbee

For our couples we usually do a 10 page book (8×8) with 20 sides…and about 50% of the space (at most) is left blank or writeable. For 250 you might want a little more – but we’ve used that size for 200 people without a problem. Yes a fine tipped sharpie is perfect in most cases.

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