Chris and I never really gave much thought to the guest book. I always assumed that we would have a traditional blank book that we would have everyone write a message in. Then one day, on yet another wedding blog that I can’t remember the name of, we saw a couple who had taken a book that meant something to them and had used it as a guest book. I thought this was a great idea. We had a reading in the ceremony from I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg. We thought this would be perfect until we went to the bookstore and found out the book was about 6 inches square. Too small. After that, the issue of the guest book was largely forgotten. We ended up going to Barns and Noble the day before the wedding to find something and ended up picking out a book called Historic Photos of Cincinnati since Cincinnati is where we met and went to school.
We had planned to section of a place in front for everyone to sign. However, in the midst of getting everything else ready, that didn’t happen. It was actually better this way because everyone found a photograph they liked and signed next to it. So we ended up having pages like this:
(Chris & Emily, May your marriage bring you twenty plus children for your new family band!!! Congratulations, I look forward to coming to performances. You two are awesome. Beautiful wedding. – Tara & Tim)
Our resulting guest book is hilarious and much more interesting and personal that the typical blank book.