We Got a Shutterfly Wedding Guest Book: Free! (Yes, free!) Here’s how…
A looooong time ago, I decided I wanted a giant monogram for our guest book. 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 guest book 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! I immediately knew we had to do a Shutterfly wedding guest book. The coupon just showed up in the mail, and I’m pretty excited. Always check the Coupon Code page if you’re ready to start putting together your Shutterfly wedding guest book. Even if you can’t get one free at the moment, you can get pretty darn close.
If you’re looking for a Shutterfly wedding guest book example, check out my detailed review with photos below.
I searched around the web for Shutterfly wedding guest book examples, and once ours came in I wanted to pay it forward to future brides. So here’s how ours turned out:
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 of our Shutterfly wedding guest book 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 (Shutterfly Wedding Collection: Guest Book), 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 customer service 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?