Thursday, July 2, 2009

Our Guest Book

In my last post I discussed the laundry list of items that I was able to accomplish. One of the big items that I checked off the list was our guest book. I knew that I didn't want a traditional guest book so I opted for making a guest book. Plan A was to make a scrap book. I was going to leave every other page blank for guests to sign. It seemed like a fantastic idea until I realized that I would have to search high and low for our pictures (still packed up from our move last year) and we are only 51 days away from the wedding. I scratched that idea and moved on to Plan B- Shutterfly. Shutterfly is a website that allows a person to upload their pictures and create scrapbooks. It is VERY user friendly! I have used Snapfish before and was very pleased with the results but after comparing the options I decided on using Shutterfly this time.

Here are some of the pages (please excuse the blurriness and the fact that I had to take a snap shot of the computer screen.....and yes, that other tab is People.com you see.....lol)-
Our cover page which reads (the spine of the book reads the same thing):
Richard & Laura August 22, 2009

Title Page which reads:
Our Wedding Guest Book
August 22, 2009
Once Upon a Time.....

Example of a page

Another example of a page with one side blank for guests to sign

Last page which reads:
And they lived happily ever after.
The end.


I used our engagement pictures (Angela Talley Studio) which we had a TON of so I alternated between having pictures on both sides and having a picture on one side with a blank page on the other side. I think we have over 100 pages.....more than enough! I will admit......I did cheat. Once I uploaded the pictures I selected 'Auto-Fill'. This option was AH-MAZING!!!! Highly recommend it. The pages flow better than I could have ever done!!!

Here is my question for you- I chose to do a hard cover with our picture but there are other cover options (see below). Should I stick with my original choice or opt for something different? There is a poll to the right hand side so please vote and let me know!

What are you doing/did for your guest book? Are you branching away from the traditional route?!?

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend! Safe travels to all those traveling over the weekend!!!

11 comments:

Catrina & Randy said...

What a great idea! I love it.

Adrienne said...

Love it!! I am sure your guests will appreciate it too! So cute!

Megan said...

Looks cute! I'm sure your guests will love getting a chance to peruse through your cute engagement photos too!

Christine said...

This is sooo gorgeous :-)

Mrs. Ruby said...

What a CREATIVE and ADORABLE idea. I absolutely LOVE it!!!

Nicole said...

yep! we did this...but used blurb.com instead..we had many compliments!!

Hi, Lane said...

I wish we had done that! Now we have this super generic guest book with like 2 pages filled up.

I left you an award on my blog!

Amy@Fiancé Meeting You Here said...

This is definitely what I plan on doing. Such a great way to use up those e pics and create a great conversation piece on your coffee table.

I've been debating on what company to go with. How much did yours end up being? I made one with shutterfly as a gift to my fiance and it came out great. I did a smaller book with a hard cover.

100 pages?! Wow!

Jessica said...

I love it. And I bet your guests will love it too.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Love it! I voted hard cover :)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

great idea! very cool.