Don’t leave your guest book until the last minute! Too many times I’ve seen brides forget about their guest book until like a week before their wedding, and then have to settle for a blank book from Target. You want to get something elegant and customized. You want your guest book to match the vibe of your wedding and really reflect who you are as a couple! A beautiful book made for the two of you is going to be appreciated after the wedding a lot more than a generic book from your nearest store.
When Basic Invite reached out to me about their new photo guest books, I was thrilled at the opportunity to give my brides an easy solution for their guest book once and for all. The have templates for all styles of books, and you can customize your cover with your favorite photo. You can choose a gorgeous photo from your engagement session (or even better- your first look session!) with love notes from all your guests on each page.
Customize Your Book
You can design your book to your heart’s content on their site. Not only can you chose which cover suits you best, the color options are unmatched. You can design with basically an unlimited amount of colors. They have over 180 choices, which means no matter how unique your colors might be, they’re gonna have a match. So if your wedding colors are pale peach with seafoam green, you can match your photo guest book to those colors almost exactly. The inner pages can either be lined, with clear spaces for each name and message, or blank so your guests can feel free to write as much as they’d like!
You can choose to have your favorite photo displayed on the cover. As a photographer, this makes me super happy. They have all kinds of options for not only the photo on the cover, but the fonts and words as well. I always recommend putting a photo from your first look session on the front so it’s clear your book comes from your wedding, but it’s a great idea to include an engagement photo there if you’ve opted against a first look session. If you’re wanting something more classic, they have all kind of options for covers without a photo at all!
Wedding Invitations that Match
I was actually introduced to Basic Invite first through their wedding invitations! They have some of the largest selections of designs I’ve ever seen. They even have some really cool effects like see-through paper, foil lettering, unique invite shapes, and more! If you’re a client of mine I’ve probably already recommended Basic Invite not only for wedding invitations, but graduation announcement, bridal shower invites, and Christmas cards as well.
Their large selection of wedding invitations means that you can match your guest book with your invites for one cohesive look. As a wedding photographer, I can tell you this is great for flay lays. Flat lays are where I take photos of all your details, and the more put-together they all look with each other, the better.
Loving the idea of a customized photo guest book your guests can sign? Use the code “SAVVYLEIGH” for a 20% discount off your entire order! You can get your very own photo guest book at the link below. Enjoy!