5 Ideas for Personalising your Wedding Guest Book
As your wedding day approaches it can be the little details that make a big difference. Your wedding guest book is a little detail that can be easily overlooked, but it's not just for collecting names and well wishes from your guests. The guest book is usually one of the few items from your actual wedding day that may be kept and treasured by you and your family beyond.
Much more than just a place for names. You can ask your guests to share stories, marriage advice, or even take and attach pictures of the wedding festivities.
We love making guest books that are perfectly suited to the people who will own them. So today we have compiled some great ideas for personalising your wedding guest book so it's a perfect reflection of you.
1. Match Your Wedding Guest Book to your Invitations
This can be as simple as matching the cover to the overall colour scheme of your wedding, or you can have monograms or pictures created to match the invitation like the example shown below.
2. Pen a Love Letter in Calligraphy
Write a letter, dedication or tribute together or to each other inside the front cover of your guest book. You could hand write it or print it on the computer, but as it is a truly special day why not go for something really special like the glorious penmanship of calligraphy.
3. Personalise your Wedding Guest Book with your Names
No one wants their guest book to look 'stock standard'. Add your name, the wedding date or the year to the cover of your book. We can emboss on the leather or book cloth parts of your wedding guest book.
Another popular trend is to include Est. and the year of your wedding, rather than putting the full date.
For a more traditional style guest book, include your names and the date on a full leather binding. More information about our personalisation service can be found here.
4. Add Pictures to your Guest Book
By adding pictures to your wedding guest book, you can make it more of a coffee table book or album. Some people opt to have blank pages for writing alternated with full photo pages of themselves taken throughout their relationship.
With the popularity of photo booths & Polaroid cameras to take snapshots during the wedding reception, another great option for making your guest book really personal is allowing for photos to be added throughout the reception. A guest book can be created with heavier card stock and guests can add their photos then write their message next to it.
5. Choose a Quote or Poem to put on the Front Cover
It could even be a line from a favourite movie or song. If your guest book is a full leather binding you can literally 'cover' the front cover with words like in the example shown below. You can select the font and colour of the embossing. Monograms, family emblems or logos can also be featured on the front cover.
You are really only limited by your imagination and we would love to help you with your ideas. You can get in touch with us or find out more about making a custom wedding guest book by following the link.
How would you or did you make your wedding guest book personal? We'd love to hear from you in the comments section. Any other questions or comments? We'd love to hear those too!
Hope this gives you some ideas for making your guest book perfect for your big day,