The guest book is where your loved ones are able to leave heart felt messages on your special day. Alongside your cherished memories and photographs, you will be able to read your guest book and re-live the romance of your wedding day. There are lots of different alternatives to just a simple book and by going for something a bit different I feel you will be more unique and your guests will enjoy leaving things for you to read!
Something different – I love the idea of doing something unique which your guests may have not seen before! The ideas shown above indicate how you don’t just have to go for the traditional guest book. The first picture shows lots of puzzle pieces which your guests can leave lovely messages on, and you can piece them together after your wedding! I also think the second picture shows a fun idea where your guests can take Polaroid photos and perhaps even write something on the back of the photograph? Finally by providing a calendar like in the third picture, your guests are able to write down their birthdays and leave messages if they wish to as well!
Typewriters – I think this is such a fabulous idea! Not only does it give a lovely vintage feel to your wedding day, but it is also something fun which will keep your guests entertained! People don’t normally see typewriters around nowadays and it could be a really great idea to wow your friends and family. I feel they look really great and your guests will thoroughly enjoy leaving warming messages through them!
Guestbook with a twist – In the pictures above there are some sweet guest books with a twist!! For example you can have a number of small books with different titles such as ‘what shall we do for our 1 year wedding anniversary’ or ‘when did you know we were meant for each other’. These books can even be placed on each of your guests’ tables and then can be swapped around. This ensures you have a variety of sorts of different messages which will be sure to make you smile!
Three of my favourites – Finally I just wanted to share with you three of my personal favourite ideas which I believe are all individually stunning! I love the book with the envelopes in it as it will be so enjoyable after your wedding day to open up the envelopes and see what lovely messages your guests have left you. Alongside this in the second picture I love the idea of your guests leaving their fingerprints and signing their name so you can remember the fun you had with all your friends and family! Finally the messages rolled up in a scroll and placed in the bottle are timeless and elegant too.
So remember, your guest book doesn’t just have to be a book for your guests to sign, it can become something
fun and be a part of your wedding! I hope these unique ideas have inspired you.
Writen by: Augusta Henning
He finally proposed and you’re going to spend the rest of your life with the man of your dreams. Congratulations!
Your wedding invitations need to set the tone for future celebrations and stylishly announce the new and exciting journey you’re about to embark on. There are so many ingenious ways in which you can create your invitations – the choices are endless. We have come up with four imaginative options to help you tell the world that you are the luckiest bride alive.
CD or Video Invitation
Why not send your loved ones a personal message and place your invitation on a CD? Whether it be an audio track or a video montage, allow your guests to keep this as a special memento for your upcoming day!
Photographic Montage Invitation
Don’t just tell people how you feel; let them see it with a series of romantic photographs. Get snappy happy and allow guests to visualise your day with a single photograph or a photographic montage.
Business Card Invitation
They’re neat, they’re compact and besides being absolutely adorable, they’re very professional. Create your own wedding day business cards and give them a magical twist by adding a “seed of love” in with the message. Guests will be able to grow their plant and watch it flourish along with your relationship.
Message In A Bottle Invitation
If we’ve not read Nicholas Sparks, we’ve seen Kevin Costner and Robin Wright on the big screen and whilst you might not want to send your declaration of love out to sea, you can use this tradition to inspire romance and turn your wedding into a starry-eyed film classic.
Written by: Kirsty Canning
Edited by: Laura Nikita Mitchell
all images are taken from pinterest.
This sadly seems to be a part of a wedding that is overlooked and not given much attention in my opinion, yet it’s the most beautiful way to show off how much effort and care has gone into planning your day. Wedding stationary is, for me, one of the most import aspects to the best day of your life. You want your invitations, name places, menus and everything else to just ooze beauty. I’ve selected a few of my favourite Wedding stationary to share with you today. All of the work is created beautifully as well as being like nothing else out there in the wedding industry!
I simply love this idea for your wedding stationary. The laser cut stationary is beautiful and has the added effect with the play on lighting shown in the bottom row of images. It’s all very vintage inspired so if you’re planning your wedding to have a vintage theme, these items are great as a first impression of your special day! The style of the name places are so beautiful and individual, you’ll definitely impress your guests with their name being cut into a delicate design.
This elegant selection of stationary are a personal favourite. Again Vintage inspired with a touch of elegance and class with the fonts & patterns. If you’re planning a suave wedding this style is perfection! I simply adore the idea of the retro cinema tickets as well as the repsond cards! How creative is that idea!
Next we have the most incredible Letterpress stationary. The simplistic styles & colours play off of the bespoke letter press designs. These truly make an impression with the gorgeous designs which are catered exactly to your own tastes! From name place cards to the thank you cards, you can have Letterpress carry on throughout your wedding stationary and it is a simply beautiful style to go with.
Now you can go for a completely individualised style and team up with a designer who will start from scratch with your wedding stationary. Whatever style you want you can have! Here, I am bowled over by the folded up map created cleverly with intricate designs as it opens up! how great of an idea is this for directions to your venues?! It’s so exciting how creative you can actually get with your stationary, showing off your personal style which will carry out through your wedding!
Remember to tie in any colour themes with the stationary, flowers and décor of your Wedding. It’s the simply the easiest and best way to keep an on going flow through your celebrations. It also makes life easy for you if you decide on a colour palette, then whenever you are making decisions you can refer to your palette!
Final plea, please remember Wedding stationary! It is such a beautiful and artistic way of styling your wedding & and showcases the beautiful stationers work as well!
First impressions are always important and make sure yours is the BEST!
Row 1 & 2 – Source : Boris & Dorris
Row 3 & 4 – Source : Emma Jo
Row 5,6 & 7 – Source : Farrel & Chase
Row 8, 9 & 10 – Source : Leaff Design