Confession: I always, always forget to sign a couple’s wedding guestbook. Whether I’m attending the wedding as a guest or as the photographer (hey, we can leave our well wishes, too!), the thought of signing the guestbook never crosses my mind. So when it came time for Mr. C and me decide on how our guests will leave their mark on our wedding day, I had absolutely no idea what direction I wanted to go.
Let’s explore our options, shall we?
The Photo Book
The photo book guestbook is by far one of the most popular wedding guestbook options. Guests can take a look at your engagement photos, and if you’ve plastered them all over every social media possible by the time your wedding rolls around (guilty), Grandma and Great Aunt Lois will really enjoy seeing them for the first time. They also have plenty of space for guests to write comments, even though some guests will no doubt write a well-meaning word of advice right over your faces. Although I absolutely love our engagement photos, and would love seeing them in book form, we decided against this idea rather quickly. Mr. C and I already have our favorite engagement photos printed out, and we plan on making a higher quality photo book with our wedding photos. For any bride-to-be that’s set on a photo book but wants a higher quality book than say, Shutterfly, can offer, I personally recommend Artifact Uprising! Their books are pricier than other companies, but the quality is so spot on, and they’re just so friggin’ pretty to look at.