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Easy DIY Idea For A Wedding Guest Book

October 13, 2012
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DIY wedding guest book idea

If you’re planning a wedding and looking for inspiration then there are some great websites around that offer free advice, hints and tips. Amongst our favourites are Style Me Pretty, Wedbits and of course the unsurpassed Martha Stewart Weddings (which is where today’s idea has come from).

This wedding guest book ticks all the boxes.  It’s made up of individual envelopes into which guests slide a personally written card. It’s decorative, elegant and easy to put together. Your guests can put a private message into the envelope, draw a picture  (or perhaps even pop in a cheque!)

You need very few materials – this is one wedding idea that looks like a million dollars but actually costs very little.

guest book sign for diy wedding guest book

Materials Needed To Create Your DIY Wedding Guest Book

Scrapbook with blank pages

Small envelopes and blank cards

Paper doilies in different sizes and shapes

Strong paper glue (Pritt sticks work well)

Wedding guestbook idea

Putting It All Together

  1. Using the Pritt stick, glue the doiles to the scrapbook pages. This creates an attractive ‘frame’ for the envelopes.
  2. Next, glue the front of the envelopes and attach them to the scrapbook page on top of the doilies – flap side facing up.
  3. At your wedding reception, set up your wedding guest table with a sign showing the guests how to use the scrapbook. Encourage them to take a blank card, write a message and insert into the envelope. If they want to keep it really personal they can seal the envelope.

Kalyn & Todds wedding cards by Ananya

Remember, you can buy different coloured envelopes and doilies to match up with any wedding colour theme you may be using. You could go the classic route and just offer black ink to write in – alternatively you might like to experiment with coloured or metallic pens.

Whatever you choose, you’ll end up with a highly individual wedding guestbook that is sure to cause plenty of favourable comment.

Ananya cards on Pinterest

Check out the Ananya Pinterest page

If you’re looking for wedding inspiration, visit our Wedding boards on Pinterest where we’re gathering together a treasure trove of visual ideas.

Credits: Top image via Martha Stewart Weddings;  idea and photograph of purple wedding guestbook by Project Wedding, wish cards by Ananya created especially for Kalyn & Todd’s wedding day.   Thanks for sharing!

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 19, 2012 7:35 am

    Love this design but i would probably leave it to the experts, not sure my DIY skills are up to scratch to make it look pleasing!

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