A looooong time ago, I decided I wanted a giant monogram for our guestbook. Mr. Dragon was fine with the idea, and Dad Dragon is keen in the wood shop, so we asked him if he could build us a big ol’ B for our guests to sign. I’ve only seen a glimpse of it, but I can tell you that it’s a big, big letter!
Dad Dragon even figured out the best pen type/varnish configuration, so it should last for a good, long time. I can’t wait to display it with our yarn letters after the wedding. But, I still wanted some kind of guestbook our friends and family could sign, just in case the initial was a bit too out there for some.
In a fantastic stroke of luck, I scored a coupon for a free 8×8 Shutterfly photo book! It just showed up in the mail, and I’m pretty excited.
It’s a small book, and pretty thin, but we’re having 50 guests max, so it’s enough for everyone to sign, I think.
Check out that texture!
The first few pages are full of information and instruction, and then there are a bunch of different spreads for people to sign. Only a handful will get to do the fun “fill in the blank” pages so I hope they do a good job!
Because I used a pre-made style (Wedding Collection: Guestbook), I paid a bit beyond what was covered in my coupon. With that and shipping though, it was still only $11! My tips? If you’re having a bigger wedding, definitely include more pages or make the book larger (or both). And if you’re using one of the pre-made templates, make sure you switch EVERY SINGLE dummy name. Some were hiding, like on the spine of the book!
Here’s the (kind of) funny thing: the book got lost in the mail. It wasn’t in my mailbox when it was supposed to be, and because it was an international order, it wasn’t trackable. Shutterfly was awesome and immediately put a new one in the mail-but I’m pretty sure this one, which I just got, is actually the first one. So I might end up with two! Should I put them both out, or would that just be weird?
And, while I’m asking questions, what’s the best pen for signing glossy books like this?