Use Your Guest Book in Unique Ways

There are so many details to remember when planning a wedding. From booking venues to planning the minute details of your reception, it is easy for something like the guest book to become an afterthought.  I’ve even heard many brides of recent suggest that the guest book is a complete waste of time…

One way to think about the guest book is to frame it in a completely different light. How can you use your guest book in a unique way, you ask? Consider the guest book as being a part of your repository of wedding day memories. Many guest books today are combined scrapbooks and photo albums.

Guest Book Standing Up Showing Features

At the Calligraphed Epistle, we create our wedding guest books specifically for couples who don’t want to spend a lot of time *creating* the book; and are, instead, looking for a unique album that is ready to fill. Our books are organized into 3 categories, providing space for all of your wedding day memorabilia:

  • Introduction/Opening Section
  • Guest Book Section
  • Scrapbook Section

Introduction/Opening Section: While each book is constructed uniquely, there are roughly 6-12 pages dedicated to the opening section of the books. They include an inside cover pocket, decorative photo pages, additional pockets for slipping in important mementos, featured calligraphy script pages, slip/in pages and decorative introductory section to be personalized with names and dates.

Guest Book Opening Section Examples

Guest Book Section: Guest book pages can be hand stamped, stained, left plain, or even embellished with gold/silver leaf onto natural and heavy weight paper. Edges can be deckled as well for a textured look.

Guest Book Section Collage

Memory Scrapbook Section: Can contain altered, embellished and/or stamped, stained pages. Fold out chalkboard pages, archival pages are also included to post additional larger photos. This section also provides a repository for wedding keepsakes; sprigs of dried flowers, ribbons, invitation, save the date, menus… The possibilities are endless.

Wedding Guest Book Scrapbook Ideas

Every couple has their own story to archive and indulges in a chosen reminiscence. Your wedding memories are worth remembering. Indulge in your memories…

Create an heirloom that preserves your story.

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10 Things to Include at your Wedding Guest Book Table Station

Don’t have time to think about the details of your guest book table? Fear not…here is the Calligraphed Epistle’s 10 Items to Include at Your Wedding Guest Book Station list!

  1. Archival Pens – Micron are my favorite!
  2. Signage – Give your guests simple instructions.
  3. Lighting – Use a lamp or candles to light up the table.
  4. Space – Plenty of room to compose notes.
  5. Flowers – Decorate the space with a simple jar/vase of your wedding flowers.
  6. Pictures – Make the space personable. Include old pictures.
  7. Inviting – Include a chair or two…create a table that is welcoming and interesting!
  8. Linens – Use an old vintage linen to decorate the table.
  9. Interesting Guest Book – Be creative. Choose a meaningful book or alternative.
  10. Extra Supplies – Have extras on hand in case those pens run off!

10 things to include at your guest book table

 

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