Thursday, March 4, 2010

Please Sign Here

When it came time to figure out what to do for our guest book it didn't take long to decide on what we wanted. I knew I didn't want the standard lined guest book that you find in most stores that guests just sign their name and address in. We wanted something a bit more personal, something that we would keep and actually look at and something that we could use our engagement pictures for. I knew we wouldn't display a large photo with a signed matted frame so we decided to go for a photobook that guests could write messages, advice and well wishes in. Similar to a yearbook. Since I wanted to put our engagement pictures into a photo albumn this killed two birds with one stone.

I decided to use Kodak's website to create our photobook. Most of my photos are already downloaded on that site and I've used it in the past to create other photobooks. Their pricing is reasonable and it's really user-friendly. If I can figure it out ANYONE can figure it out. Plus they already had a style that worked well with our wedding style.


It took me a bit of time to create each page and figure out what layouts I wanted to use and how to position the pictures but overall I'm really happy with the results. I also included 6 blank pages throughout for people to sign. I think this will make a great keepsake for us to look back through in the future.
Below are a few pictures of some of my favorite pages.


( The Cover)






(The Back Cover)

16 comments:

Philly Girl said...

this is super cute!

Annie said...

AW!!!!
i L.O.V.E. this book!! (i wish i had one!)
it is perfect.....totally official, you two are the cutest ever!! love all the photos! lady, you are a beauty!!

Bicoastal Bride said...

It looks fantastic! I love it!

Caro said...

This is a great idea.

Christin said...

It's awesome! I absolutely love it! I hope ours turns out just as well!

Larysse Tavares said...

Aw Shannon, this is so beautiful. You were really creative when you decided to make this book. I think I can do the same, or something similar to it for my wedding. Big kisses :)

KLaw said...

Super cute! What a great idea!

Jen said...

Wow, you got some great pictures! And I really like the back cover -- very cute. This is a practical guest book idea that I am bookmarking. Heart it!

april said...

What a great idea to keep all your engagement photos and not have a gigantic photo of yourself. Reasonably priced, too! I do like the serving platter that people can sign as well, but they can be pricey. We did a guestbook but only because my grandmother gave it to us as a present, and it was very important for my grandma to buy us something and less important for us to have any kind of guestbook.

I can't believe it's right around the corner. Whatever will I read while you're on your honeymoon?

Kristen said...

That is such a great idea ~ your book turned out very cute!

Mrs G to Be said...

Great book! It turned out really well!! I've seen this done a couple times at our friends weddings, and everybody thinks they are so great! (especially if they haven't seen the engagement photos yet!) : )

Ela said...

I LOVE this! Such a great idea. And definitely a book that will be opened again and again. Great job, hon!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

I love your engagement pictures!

Mrs T said...

LOVE IT! Even that back cover is gorgeous.

bananas. said...

It turned out great! I love it! My friends had something slightly similar which i loved. They rented a photo booth and paid for them to print each photo twice...one for the guest and the other for the photo/guestbook. so the guests could sign next to their photo.

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

I make these Kodak books for all my trips!! I love it and they are inexpensive =)