MAKE YOUR OWN WEDDING GUESTBOOKs
Find out How to Make a Wedding
Guestbook Step by Step - It's Easier Than You Think
wedding guestbook alternatives,
how to make a
start making your wedding guestbook, youíll want to purchase a cheap
blank book with at least 20 paper pages. You can buy the book from
an arts and crafts store, online or from a stationary store.
worry about the design on the cover of the book; youíre going to
change that. Try to find a guestbook with completely blank pages.
A book without lined pages will give your guests a little more room
for creativity when they write a message.
Youíll also want to
purchase the following supplies to make your own wedding guestbook:
Double sided tape
Decorative cloth or sheets of decorative paper
Ribbons, labels, beads, jewels, dried flowers, glitter or other
A stencil or stamp and fabric markers, ink or fabric paint
Cloth for Your Wedding Guestbook?
your wedding style be your guide when choosing paper or cloth to
make your own wedding guestbook. Think in terms of your wedding
theme and what patterns and colors will compliment it. If youíre
having a spring wedding, maybe youíll choose paper with dried
flowers impressed on it. If your wedding is a formal affair, maybe
youíll select an elegant damask as your guestbook cloth.
Where will I get
are a few different places where you can get supplies to make your
own wedding guestbook. For papers and embellishments (like beads,
ribbons or faux jewels), check out your local arts and crafts store,
a stationary store or a scrap book store. You can also find
supplies to make your own wedding guestbook from online retailers.
There are lots of online stores that carry distinctive papers and
Buying online is the best choice if you want
something particular, you donít want to pay a lot for your supplies
and you donít really want to go all over town shopping for them.
How to Make Your Own Wedding Guestbook the Easy Way
First, select the
cloth or paper that you want to use as the cover for the book. Then
using a ruler, measure the width and the height for the cover of the
If youíre using
paper, cut the sheet of paper evenly with the height and about 1 and
a half inches greater than the width of the book. Check the width
and make sure itís right by seeing that when the book is closed, the
paper will go a half of an inch beyond the edge of the book.
Just like you did
when wrapping your textbooks for school, place the book in the
center of the paper and fold the edges of the paper over the front
cover and then the back and affix the paper with double sided tape.
If youíre wrapping
the book with cloth, subtract a half inch from the width of the book
and add an inch to the height. Cut the cloth to these
Set the book onto
the cloth so thereís half of an inch overhanging the right edge, the
top and the bottom edge. Carefully wrap the edges over the bookís
cover and seal the inside cover with double sided tape. Repeat the
process for the back cover.
Make Your Guestbook Unique with These Touches
are lots of ways to make your guestbook personal. You can use
craft glue or a glue gun to stick different embellishments to the
fabric or cloth in a swirling design. You can spray the fabric
or cloth with glitter.
Using ribbon cut to
the width of the book, you can wrap a ribbon around the center of
the book and then affix a pre-made bow to the ribbon on the front
Get a monogrammed
look by using a stencil of your initials and fabric markers (or a
stamp and ink) and place your monogram on the cover of your wedding
Using hot glue or
superglue, attach your wedding invitation or a photo to the front of
A special poem or
even a copy of your wedding vows in the front of your wedding
guestbook can give it a unique touch. You can also collect items
from your wedding day and place them throughout the book using
Now that youíve
taken so much time to make a wedding guestbook, youíll want your
guestsí inscriptions to be in high quality ink using a nice pen.
When you take care to select a guestbook pen of good quality, youíll
be able to read your guestsí comments for years to come without the
writing becoming faded or discolored. You can purchase nice pens
online or from an office supply store. Donít get caught up in the
price of pens. Keep in mind the reason why you want to spend a
little more on your guestbook pen and then youíll see that paying
over $20 for a writing instrument doesnít seem so crazy. Lesser
quality ink can smudge, fade away or become discolored (for example,
black ink can become brownish orange.)