We have a guestbook!
I ended up taking your advice and headed over to Shutterfly to check out their custom photo guestbook options.
(sidenote: I’m not being comped by Shutterfly for this post, nor do they know I used their services or that this blog even exists. I went to Shutterfly.com based on your suggestions and simply want to share my success with their guestbook program. All opinions are solely my own.)
The “Wedding Collection: Guestbook” option was what caught my attention. The photo book includes multiple templates that direct your guests where to sign, as well as giving them ideas on what to sign. You also have the option to include fun stories and really make the book your own.
I went ahead and uploaded our engagement photos just to “play” with the templates and to see how I felt about it. The program was really easy to use and didn’t take me long to figure out. After an hour of playing with the different layouts, I knew this was it. The book was fun, full of personality, and totally “us.” Once I showed Derek the book and got his approval, I ordered a copy that night.
It arrived a week later.
This was my first time ordering from Shutterfly, and I have to say I was impressed with the quality. It wasn’t anything super fancy or crazy, but it’s not super cheap either. It’s a nice middle ground that coincides with the middle ground price point.
Our book includes a brief introduction on how to use the book, as well as giving a big thank you to our guests for being a part of our special day.
And a quick story of how we got to that day.
Then the fun starts!
Aren’t the layouts fun? That’s just a sampling of what makes up the book. 🙂
I love that guests can leave little notes based on the theme of that page (i.e. 5 years from now…) or just whatever they feel like writing.
And, for our more traditional guests, we have a couple of pages in the back for those who wish to simply leave their name.
Now I just need to find some good pens that won’t smudge on the pages. Any ideas?