Post # 17
Sorry if this is hard to see (i’m really private so I dont want to show the actual), but these are my page layouts so you can get an idea of the amount of white space I left. I have 180 guests, so I’m allowing 4ish signatures a page. From what I’ve seen ppl write biiiiig, and I didnt want the signatures and notes to look crowdedd at all.
Post # 18
@soonerbride:I agree, as a guest signing a photo guest book… i ALWAYS avoid writing on the actual picture.
Post # 19
I think you’ll need more space too. Also, make sure you offer a black pen as well because some of the photos will need black ink to go over (if you want people to sign on the actual photos). Otherwise, I think it looks FABULOUS!
Post # 20
Thanks ladies. Sounds like I’ll need to switch to a white background. Bummer! I will make room for more space to sign. Also, is there a way to create lines so guests know where to sign and it limits how big their signature will be?
Post # 21
@qwerty1: Oh thats pretty cool then. Ya, if it is flat then I guess there are no worries! And I say go with the silver pen!
Post # 22
1- black or white background– you need to get some sort of marker-type pen and test it on some other photo. Adorama uses real PHOTO paper, not printer paper. So I don’t think using normal type pens would work anyways… I would definitely order a few picture prints at the same time as your book so you can test out what types of pens show up and won’t smear off
2- I feel like you need more space for signing. Unless you don’t have very many guests.
Post # 23
I agree with everyone here. Go with white pages and you need lots more empty space. The guestbook really should less of a photo album with some empty space and more empty space with a few pictures.
I would also have a sign nearby with helpful suggestions of what to write or you’ll get a page with a list of signatures. I think one of the bees did a recap showing what it looked like.
This is what I used as suggestions:
What should you write?
Anything you like, just keep in mind our future children will be seeing this! Draw a picture, give advice, be creative. Just make sure to sign your name(s) clearly.
Here are some ideas:
- * Draw a picture of the happy couple
- * What would you like the newlyweds to remember about today?
- * What’s the secret to a great marriage?
- * What is one of your favorite memories of bride and/or groom?
- * What special wishes or advice do you have?
Post # 24
Thanks ladies! Your suggestions are appreciated so much. Here is an edited version:
@CorgiTales:@KoiKove:@milesbella:@pinkshoes: Do you ladies think there is enough space or should I make room for more? Did anyone add lines for people to use?
Post # 25
OK–If you want them to just sign their name (as suggested in post 19) then Adormapix has guest book templates with lines that you can add pictures too. You should create your book in that template. Either way–I agree also that you need more empty space
If you want something different like a year book signing then give your guests directions, similar to this (as well as have an attendant explain to guests what you want. AND have your wedding party sign it first so guest see it’s ok to write in the book)
Instead of a book stuck in a drawer
Courtnee and Eric thought they’d do more
Please write them a note, a wish or a greeting
On the plane to St Lucia it will make for good reading
Or if you prefer some advice would be nice
On how to stay married and keep up the spice
Post # 26
@Courtnee: Great tips! Thanks! I would like our guests to write little messeges to us so I will leave the book without lines. I’ve edited the book since the first post:
Do you think I still need to add more space?
Post # 27
Looks better, but by my count you’ll only have space for about 50 people.
You may also want to try Pigma pens as well as Sharpie. You’ll have to see which ones not only write best, but how fast they dry. You don’t want balck smuges on your pictures.
Post # 28
I think you should use a different template- use the Guest Book (Classic) and take out all the lines on blank pages.
Post # 29
I think it could use a bit more space also and still feels a bit more like a photobook than guest book, especially if you want little notes and not just a name.
page 1/2 moving the picture up/or down so its not centered. Combining the emtpy space on the top and bottom of the pic will feel more open.
pg 2 – maybe cut out the right third of the picture (half the rock)? You’ll still have the same effect in the over all pic, but less rock and a bunch more space.
pg 6 – put those two next to each other in one of the corners and shrink them just a tad
pg 12 – move the picture to the left side
pg 13/14 – love this layout!
pg 22 – shrink the picture – I dont really see this as a signable page with the picture this large and center
pg 26 – maybe take out one set of the pictures and just use either the horizontal or the vertical. I think the pictures are similar enough that you dont need both on the same page. then move to an edge.
Post # 30
@KoiKove: How do I switch templates without having to re-do the book? How did you count how many people could sign it?
Post # 31
@pinkshoes: Thank you sooooo much! I took your advice!