Everyone does a guest book at their wedding. We decided to do something different. We did wedding books!
These were notebooks we placed on the reception tables and asked people to fill with their well wishes, their good advice, their fun stories, or whatever they felt inclined to write to the newlyweds. This helped to keep guests entertained, and have us something we could read over and over again long after the wedding day. Those books are something I cherish to this day, and I’m so glad we decided to make them!
Of course, we were on a tight budget for our wedding, so we made them ourselves. They were affordable and very easy to make. I had a great time making them with my family as it allowed us to spend more time together as we grew closer to our wedding day.
Scrapbooking Stickers and Letters, Washi Tape, Glitter Tape etc.
Purchase composition books that are in your wedding colors. Remove the stickers on the front of the books, so you have a clean slate to start with.
Place your decorative label in the top center of your book first. If you have pretty handwriting (which, I do NOT), then you can write whatever you wish on the label. If you don’t, use scrapbooking sticker letters to “write” whatever you need to.
Some ideas for labels include:
- Wedding Date
- Mr. & Mrs.
- Your Monogram
- Last Name
- Wedding Book
- Well Wishes
Then, start decorating!! You can use washi or glitter tape to make pretty designs, or to like the edges of the book to make it look a little more fancy. Just be creative! If you aren’t creative, get some friends or family members together who are, to help you!
See how much better these books look with just a few minutes, and a few stickers? They’re a ton of fun! What’s great is you can really fit them to any style of wedding! It can be glitzy, elegant, fun and flirty, shabby chic etc! Have fun making them, and then enjoy the messages for years to come!