>> Tuesday, April 24, 2012
This wedding book won't let guests off the hook with merely a simple signature. Dreamed up by a friend of the bride, the book's pages ask for self-portrait doodles by guests and predictions for what the couple will be doing in 50 years. Each guest gets an entire page to fill with their memories, advice, and well-wishes for the couple.
The end result was a book that's both fun and classy. And I can only imagine how entertaining it was for the Maryjane and Barry to flip through the book after their wedding and see all of the drawings and messages that guests left for them.
In keeping with the couple's black-and-white wedding theme, I used a handmade paper printed with a black chrysanthemum pattern for the covers of the book. The pages were printed in black and shades of gray, and the design features an Art Deco-inspired typeface. Throughout the book, there are a few pages with my coordinating handmade photo corners where Maryjane and Barry could add wedding pictures to complete the book.
For couples that prefer something other than blank or lined pages for their wedding guest book, I can design and print custom pages to further personalize their keepsake. I can include the lyrics to your favorite song along the bottoms of the pages, sprinkle quotes about love alongside floral illustrations, pose questions for your guests to answer, or anything else you can dream up. You can view my portfolio of wedding books with printed pages to see examples and get ideas for your own book.
So you might be wondering what types of questions to ask your guests. Here are a few examples from books that I've designed:
What is the key to a happy marriage?
Where will Maryjane and Barry be in 50 years?
What has been your favorite part of the wedding so far?
What is your favorite memory of Maryjane and Barry?
What is your advice for Maryjane and Barry?
What will Maryjane and Barry have first: a new pet, their own home, or a baby boy or girl?
When did you first know that Maryjane and Barry were in love?