You might remember my friend Jill—I just attended her bridal shower a few weeks ago. While we visited, we were discussing our various wedding plans. Jill mentioned to me a cute idea for a guest book, and that she was going to pay an Etsy seller close to $30 for it.
(insert record scratching noise here)
WHAT?! I immediately told her absolutely not—I would make it for her! She was skeptical (admit it, lady—I know you were!), but sent me the link. Today I finished the mock-up for it and without further ado…here it is!
The guest book is based on this inspiration photo:
Jill wanted to have cards that the guests could write advice and well wishes on. After a guest completes a card, they will drop it into a vase filled with dried green peas to complement their color scheme.
This is my version:
Some close-ups (please note, the green is much more muted in real life. It looks really bright in these photos!):
And the card that guests will print their well wishes on (E is their last initial):
Everything was designed in Word. The script font is my old favorite, Chopin script, and the typed font is Copperplate Gothic Light. We are still working out some details—type of paper, possible addition of ribbon, etc.—but all in all, I think it looks great. Plus, it’s made with love and much less expensive than buying it on Etsy (read: it’s free, since I made it for them)! (No offense to all of the wonderful Etsy sellers, but why buy when you can make?)
Hmm, now we have to figure out what to do for our own guest book…
Are you having a guest book? What are you using?