Wedding Guest Book Cards

Guest Book Cards by Almost Never Clever

Let’s take a moment and go back to my wedding.

We did not have a guestbook.  We had “guest book cards.”  These were little rectangles of white cardstock that our guests signed and dropped in a vase.

Mr. P actually rounded all of the corners of these cards himself (if you look at my Engagement Scrapbook Division page, there is a picture of him with the corner rounder).  I ordered a custom “P” stamp using the Freebooter Script font that I used for all my wedding stuff.

Why not a guestbook?  I always knew, way back then, that I was going to have a wedding scrapbook.  I thought having a guestbook separate from the scrapbook was impractical.

So, I had everyone sign these little cards and they sat in a box with my wedding stuff for years.  I had no idea how they were fitting in the scrapbook.  Should I put several on a page?  Maybe, but I felt that grouping them together would take away from the special nature of each message.

As usual, the idea presented itself to me when I was working on other projects and by the time I got to the anniversary section of my scrapbook, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

Stay tuned!

Update: See how I used these in my wedding scrapbook here.

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9 thoughts on “Wedding Guest Book Cards

  1. I can’t wait to see how you decided to show the guest book cards! We are doing something similar, but instead of regular cards, they will be post cards. We are getting a bunch from each of the places we’ve lived – New York (me), New Jersey (him), Chicago and Baton Rouge (both of us).

    I’m not sure how I’m going to bind them after…but I have time to figure that out!

    • You won’t have to wait long to see 🙂

      Have you thought about clipping your cards together with binder rings? I’ve seen a few friends do that. Alternately, another friend of mind used similar postcards to what you’re doing as her response cards and then she put them all into a page-protector type album.

  2. What a neat idea! I can’t wait to see what you do with them. I am so impressed at how much you did yourself for your wedding. Wow!
    ~
    Even though I also knew I was going to have a scrapbook for my wedding, I decided to go with a premade wedding book/guest book since we had 2 receptions. I liked the idea of having all the family info and main detail summaries from all of the stages of our wedding planning/ceremony/reception, plus it was a good place to keep the list of gifts for writing thank-you notes. I was just too lazy to do it myself in a scrapbook! So now we have an abundance of wedding-related albums on our shelf… but it makes me happy. It was a very good (<–understatement!) day, and I love all the different ways I have it documented.

    • I think it’s great to do what makes the most sense to you! My little sister has a couple of different albums. I actually have a photobook in addition to the scrapbook that I’ll have to write about at some point.

      I was actually thinking of your wedding album this morning because I was playing with some fonts. You are the only one I’ve seen that made copperplate look good! It works so well in your album! I was trying it out on a layout without much luck.

      • I’d love to hear more about the photobook! I hope that you will do a post on it sometime. Even though I’ve made just a few, they still manage to stymie me every time! I love seeing what other people do.

        Thank you so much for the compliment on the font 🙂 I love the mixture of the block/serif with the script (if I do say so myself). It *was* a huge pain to cut with the Silhouette, though!

      • I’ll make sure and do a post on the photobook, but I don’t have any magical advice 🙂 I actually don’t like making photobooks and I can never get them to look as nice as I have in my mind! But I made one for the wedding anyway so I could get as many pictures printed possible and have something before I made the scrapbook.

  3. I can’t wait to see what you did with the cards! My wedding is in 4 months and I have no idea what I’m going to do for a guestbook. I’ve been following you for a while and I LOVE your wedding scrapbook. I can’t wait to make one!

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