Our Wedding | The Guestbook8:00 AM
Pre-wedding, Mike and I were going back and forth on what we should do as a guestbook (or if we should even have one). There are a ton of great ideas out there which made it pretty hard to choose. In the end, we decided to go with a photo book of our engagement pictures for people to write on.
I wanted to start having a yearly photobook, kind of like a family yearbook, starting our first year of marriage. I figured what better way to start the tradition than with our wedding guestbook (followed by a book of wedding photos). I used Blurb and put one photo on every page and alternated photo/ blank every other. I made sure that photos were on the same page and the blank pages shared a sheet as well. For example, on the first spread, the photo was on the right and the blank page was on the left. On the very next spread, the photo was on the left and the blank page was on the right. That way, if someone pressed hard when they wrote, you wouldn't have any indentations coming through on the photo. Smart, huh? :)
I prefer Blurb because they offer a free Adobe InDesign plugin that you can install and create your book offline. It makes it nice for designing your book over time rather than having to do it all in one sitting.
At the wedding, we had the guest book sitting on a small table next to our wedding favors and card box. People could come in and write notes or just sign. Some people gave us a little piece of marital advice, some people wrote down funny stories. I'm really happy with this decision to have a photo guestbook so we can look back and remember everyone who came while looking at old engagement photos as well. It's sort of like killing two birds with one stone!
**This post was not sponsored by Blurb. All opinions are my own.**