Instead of the traditional wedding guest book we wanted to do a instant photo wedding guest book. The guests wrote their regards on the back of the picture – and absolutely loved it!
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We got married back in August and it was easily the best day of our lives. We spend more than a year and a half planning all the details. Everything from the location, the table settings, the menu and the lighting has been planned carefully so that our day could be just like in our dreams.
Unforgettable and tangible memorries
Besides the day itself we wanted to make some unforgettable memories on our big day. Instead of going for a traditional wedding guestbook we wanted to do a photo guestbook so that we could always find the pictures and think back at this perfect day for the rest of our lives. Looking at all of those happy faces. Therefore we teamed up with the sweet team at Instax. Instax is known for their small instant cameras, that prints your photo right away – perfect for this occasion.
Instant photos as the guestbook
The idea was to get each and everyone of our guest to snap a shot with the instant camera and write us a little note for the future on it before sticking it onto the prepared frame. All of the photos thus became our wedding guestbook.
The picture-perfect surroundings
To honor the photos we did our best to come up with the ideal photo surroundings. The background was made out of draped tulle and the frames was decorated with some LED bulbs. It all ended up quite beautiful and just like we imagined.
The frames – Wedding Picture Guestbook DIY
- Find an antique Golden Frame – and clean it!
We found ours at a local flea market.
- Attach Chicken wire using large staples and cut off excessive chicken wire using a wire cutter
- Shop small clothespins to attach the pictures to the chickenwire for the Picture Wedding Guest Book
Basically you’re done with the frame, but we suggest to finding an easel for artistic and decorative look of it
- Easel shopping
Flea Market is again the way to go!
- Bring your Instax Camera & Encourage your guests to take the pictures of each other!
If they’re like our guests they’ll love it!
The Finished Photo Wedding Guest book
We are so happy with the finished result of our photo guestbook. Everyone took a photo and carefully put it on our frames. The finished look were so pretty and now we can keep the photo and take them out for a dreamy flashback anytime.
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The opinion of our guests
Our guest absolutely loved the idea of the photo guestbook. They photographed each other and had a lot of fun doing so. Most of them shot an extra shot for themselves as a souvenir which made us really happy. It’s so pleasing when people appreciate the effort you put into something and have fun using it!
Photos as Thank You Notes
We used the instant photos of the guests to create more personal and unique thank you notes that we sent out after the wedding. We received so many positives responses from our guests who loved the idea of their own photo of the thank you note.