HAPPY WEDNESDAY TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDES! Or even if you’re a groom and you’ve landed here that’s totally the best too! Something I’ve always wanted to share is my personal experience of planning my own wedding in 2 and a half months but also my experience helping over 50 couples plan their best day ever. So instead of making one crazy long blog post that would probably take 10 years to read, I’m just going to break it down into mini segments, one detail at a time.
One of the things I wanna talk about today is the guest book. Something simple, right?! But it’s also one of the biggest ways to get creative on your wedding day.
At my wedding, I have two “books”. I have one big canvas that my Man of Honor, Darius, found at Hobby Lobby. It was super blank but said “above all else, love”. I loved it and it was perfect for everyone’s signatures. MY FAVORITE though was my guest book calendar. I wanted a way to get everyone’s birthdays without being a creep so I made a calendar with our engagement photos on it and a sign that said, “Share with us your birthday so we can celebrate your day too!”. I love this calendar and it’s so helpful to remember when birthdays are… also helps you make those cards out in advance!
Here are some photos of the calendar by Meg Darket Photography from our big day! (Calendar was made on Shutterfly!)
With that, there are so many ways to do a guest book! There are photo albums with blank spaces for sweet notes, signing wine corks or heart shaped letters and putting them in a keepsake, thumbprints, monogrammed canvases, and more.
So take this opportunity to get fancy! Also, before buying or making anything, think on where you’re going to keep it! That was a huge thing to me! I didn’t want something that was going to lay around and not be looked at on a daily basis. The canvas is special because it hangs on our wall so every day I’m able to be reminded of those who came to witness such a blessed day and the calendar is in our kitchen, because honestly, everyone should have a calendar in the kitchen whether it’s current or not. LOL.
If you’re already married, I’d love to hear what you did!!