Agreeing to Disagree

From the very beginning this has been our wedding. We’ve included lots of elements that are strictly us and I’m very fortunate in that mommy Macarons has been on board with just about everything. What’s the one point of tension?


Image via TheWeddingOutlet

Macs and I aren’t exactly fans, I loathe them in fact. I always feel under pressure to write something amazing and it’s only made worse because I know other guests can read what I’ve written. Since a guest book is meant to serve as a reminder of those that celebrated with you, why not have something with a little more presence?


Image via Etsy seller Bleu de Toi

We too fell in love with the thumbprint guest books that have become oh-so-popular, but with good reason; they’re absolutely beautiful. When I showed Momma Macs several months back she was a bit confused and our conversation went a lot like this:

“Okay, but what about your guest book?”

“This is our guest book”

“No. That’s not a guest book”

Lets just say I quickly changed subjects and never brought it up again. Fast forward to my final dress fitting (it was perfect by the way!) where she broached the subject again.

“Did you ever get a guest book? Because I bought you one”

“Oh”¦what’s it look like?”

“Here, what do you think?”

Lets just say if we were to get one in addition to our thumb print one it wasn’t what we had in mind. I had two options:

  1. Use hers and just let it go
  2. Quickly find something else

We went with option 2. Etsy has a lot of nice options but it was a bit of a challenge finding one ready to ship like yesterday. Here were a few of our contenders:


This one by EmersonBindery is a bit more traditional but I love the open binding.


Peridotart makes these mini hardcover books which I find totally adorable.


Renovatedbooks converts old books into journals. While I love the graphic simplicity of the cover I thought our guests might be a bit confused when they flip through and see recipes every few pages.

So what did we go with? A book wrapped in a old photo of the Seine.


Image via Darkfireworks

Sure it doesn’t go with the rest of our decor but on the last day of our Bunnymoon we took a cruise around Paris. It wasn’t something we originally planned to do but I’m so glad we did. It gave us a different perspective of Paris and is one of my favorite parts of our trip.

Are you having two guest books as a means of keeping peace?


Mrs. Macarons

Wedding Date:
September 2011
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    Belly, Guest @ 7:36 am

    My manperson is a police officer. I showed him pictures of thumb print guest books (guest pictures?) and he just laughed and thought everyone would be super suspicious of why we’d want their thumb prints…

    I’m super jealous and congrats!

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