Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Woefully behind

This is a project I completed in the mad dash run-up to our wedding last year and never got around to showing you.

Instead of a traditional guest book, we put these little booklets on each table at the reception. I bought the blank books at the Mount's gift shop during a pre-wedding visit. Taking inspiration from this Martha Stewart craft, I created the question templates in Illustrator and used my sticker maker to attach them to the books.

I think (hope?!) that guests had fun with them. I've looked at them a few times throughout the year and really treasure the sweet things people wrote. The booklet on the table many old family friends were seated at asked, "What is the best marriage advice you've ever gotten?" The responses were so touching and funny ("Never correct your wife's golf swing!").

One of my favorites came from Eliza, our darling flower girl, in the book asking what we should do in our first year of marriage:
You should have a baby and another baby. You should go to the movies and play card games like uno or tricks with cards and you could play spit.
I've been practicing my card tricks (of course!), but I must admit that we are woefully behind in regards to her other suggestions.


  1. What a wonderful idea! And what a special treasure.

  2. I remember thinking last year how ingenious this idea was! They are such a smart keepsake now. Oh, and just continue practicing your card skills and the babies will come in time.

  3. Oh no! I think I was a delinquent guest and didn't write in the book on my table. Sad. But, what treasures that must be so fun to flip through from time to time!

  4. what a lovely idea...we're still looking for guest book ideas - this is definitely going on the list of potentials!


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