For our wedding, I really wanted a guest book that I would *actually* enjoy looking at multiple times after my wedding (how often do your parents look through their wedding guest book, hmm?).
I decided to create my own guest book using our engagement photos. Our photographer (Laura Kay Photography) usually creates these, however since our engagement photos were taken about a month before our wedding date, and the publisher she uses would take 4 weeks to print, I opted to make my own.
I created our book using Blurb.com (and for our Aussie readers, they recently launched their Australian store!). The size of this particular book was 13 x 11 inches, and I did hard cover with Image Wrap (no dust jacket). To create a book using Blurb, just download their software (it’s really easy to use), add your pictures, and send it to Blurb for printing (ok, a few more steps than that, but it’s very simple!).
Some of our pages looked like the one below – others stretched over an entire page, sometimes onto 1 1/2 pages. Overall, I love it, and I still enjoy flicking through it (so do the guests to our home!). Total cost (including shipping) was $66, and shipping took about 2 1/2 weeks (delayed a bit due to the holiday season rush).
Will you be DIYing your guest book? If so, how do you plan on doing it?