Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Making our guest book

Guestbooks. You are supposed to have one for your guests to sign at your wedding, a register of who was there. But you usually don't pull them out after the wedding. They get tucked away. So I thought I'd go along with the trend and make ours something a little more interesting. We didn't have a lot of money to spend on it, so that limited what we could do to a point. We also have some really nice engagement photos we wanted to print and keep, and so I decided to combine the guestbook with a sort of photo-album with them in it.

Album/book from the Martha Stewart Collection at Michael's : $5.00 on sale
Archival pages with velum overlays (to go in the book) : $10.00 (for 2 sets)
Printing of photos : about $24.00 including tax from Pictage through our photographer

This past weekend, my sisters came over and we put it all together. I didn't have an exact "vision" for the guestbook - it's ultimately going to be more of a photo album and scrapbook (I'll end up also putting an invitation in there, a program, and some other things) - so I told my sisters that without putting too much stuff on the page, they could do whatever they wanted. It's not fancy, but it was fun to make and it's special because we all 3 did it together.


Blablover5 said...

It looks really nice.

We have a weird tradition among my friends that one of us always calls guestbook and then they write in famous peoples names.

So you have to pull it out after the wedding and go through to see all who "attended" your wedding.

tracy said...

That's a great idea! So much more fun then just a like list of people who were there! And how cool that your sisters helped!

Guilty Secret said...

Aw, I would love to have a flick through that!

Amanda said...

I've been looking for a unique way of making a guest book that my fiance and I will actually want to keep out on display after the wedding. I love this! I'm so using this idea for ours!

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