I guess it’s guestbook day on the ‘bee today! (Holla Mrs. Pyramid!)
When I started out wedding planning, I KNEW I wanted a Polaroid / photo guest book. I’ve still got these pins on my Pinterest board. (These pics are obviously for traditional photobooths, but I was going to Polaroid/fauxtobooth it):
Images via: Bells and Thistles and Amanda Allen Photography
Then I learned that our photographer was throwing a photobooth into our package, and realized that bringing all the photobooth props and misc stuff to the DR would be a pain in the butt. So I scrapped that plan, and started brainstorming.
Obviously, there are so many cute and creative guestbooks these days: Mrs Pyramids thumbprint guestbook, Mrs Clovers Fish Scale Art, Mrs Goat’s scrapbook guest book, etc. I liked all of these ideas, but they just weren’t quite right for us. And then I thought of the mad libs guest book… and I knew that was the guestbook for us; so fun and quirky! I remember spending hours and hours playing mad libs as a kid. Those memories are all precious, hilarious and dear. I definitely wanted to recapture that in our guestbook.
There are lots of options for buying mad libs on Etsy, but I figured I’d take a stab at crafting them myself. I googled lots of different wedding mad lib wording and then created a power point slide. And here’s what I ended up with:
And here is the text I went with (the spacing is a little off as I was lazy and just copy and pasted it. It looks better in real life.):
♥ Kelly + Tim ♥
Wedding Advice for the newlyweds
My name is _______________ and I came all the way from ____________
by _________________ to be here for you on this ____________ day.
mode of transportation adjective
Here is my very best advice!
Don’t go to ______________ if you feel ______________. Always do
____________________ things for each other. Most importantly, Kelly
___________________________________ for Tim. Also, Tim should
__________________________________ for Kelly. You should never
_________________ at ______________ ! Always ______________
verb plural noun verb
each other every __________________ and tell each other
I hope you________________for the next ___________ years. I wish
this from the bottom of my __________________!
I bought the actual guestbook on Etsy a few months ago from EmersonBindery:
For scale; with an iphone 5:
My mock up:
I made a sign with instructions that I’m going to display next to the book. I’m also going to leave colored pencils and markers with the hope that people sign, draw, and write on the blank parts on the page. My plan is to get the bridesmaids and groomsmen to fill in a couple of pages first, so everyone else kinda knows what to do.
So what do you think? Would you pseudo DIY your own guestbook? What’s your favorite style of guestbook? What are you / did you use(ing) for your guestbook? Are there any new/different trends that I absolutely must know about?