Collaborative Mini Guest Book

[From Elise Blaha's mini book collection]

A guest book is something we have only recently thought of, even though I was pretty gung-ho about it pre-grad school craziness. (Actually, I was pretty gung-ho about everything weddings pre-grad school, but it seems all of my creative energy is being zapped by academia).

I was thinking of doing a poster in which everyone signs their names (like this amazing piece from Anna Bond,) or a cute poster that people could sign around an adorable graphic (like this cutie pie from ellothere,) or I thought of doing a blurb book of old pictures of us throughout the years (like this one from Deanna and Jesse's wedding, one of my all time favorite weddings in the blogosphere).

All these ideas got vetoed by the boy. He didn't want to hang the poster up, and he didn't want old pictures of us, because god forbid our friends and family know what we looked like before 2002. Instead he suggested everyone decorate or write or do whatever the hell they please with a piece of paper, and we would combine them all to make a book. Hm. Did the boy actually come up with a wedding idea that wasn't 1. totally sarcastic or 2. used to make fun of me?

Enter the collaborative mini guest book! For inspiration, I'm turning to the queen of mini books, the very talented Elise Blaha of enjoy design. Haven't visited her blog yet? Well, she too is getting married and offers scrapbooking workshops and other goodies to buy, so I insist you go visit it now! All her mini books have such character and I love how each one is unique.

For tips on how to make a mini book, visit Elise's tutorial here.



julia::ordinarysaturdays said...

I love the mini guestbook idea, and Elise's blog too! Great place to find inspiration.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Oh wow! Love this idea. Tell the boy I'm impressed! And feel free to make me one ;)

honey my heart said...

oh this is such a great idea!! and the minibooks are so cute and inspiring. i am visiting the site now! thanks for sharing it :)

buhdoop said...

Great idea, tell the boy well done :)

Missy May said...

Your boys idea is a really great one!
Very original! I want to know what your dress looks like, please blog about it!

Mo said...

Hi Missy!
You can see my wedding dress here: http://pinkargyle.blogspot.com/2009/05/done-playing-dress-up-wedding-dress.html.


Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

What a great idea! I absolutely love different and unique guestbooks. This sounds so perfect. And don't you just love when the boy actually has something useful to offer?!? It's like wedding heaven for us brides.

trishie said...

The mini guestbook idea sounds great!

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