One of the main things I am trying to do with the theme of my wedding is bring vintage ideas to the table and re-work them into something usable. I like the idea of incorporating them into a modern wedding that is light-hearted. I don’t want to go overboard with the theme to the point where it becomes costume, so I am trying to walk the line and hope everything turns out well.
Our original idea for a guest book was to do the polaroid ‘photobooth’ idea and have guests sign by their photos. A wonderful idea, but less of a priority when planning on a tight budget. SO, I decided to make our guest book! My idea stemmed from the old Autograph books that I inherited from my Grandma. I suppose they were like yearbooks back then as the messages are the same! “Stay Sweet Ruth…remember the good times” etc. So I went to AC Moore and gathered my supplies.
~ Chipboard letters
~ Glue Gun
~ Rubber Stamp
~ Ream of ‘natural’ paper
Once I got everything home I had a hard time deciding how I wanted to bind it. I did some internet research and decided that the best, least expensive, and quickest option was to get it tape bound at Kinkos. So, off to the store I went! The paper I bought was 5 colors of “neutrals” so first, I layered them one at a time so they would be in the same order over and over again. Then I placed a sheet of chipboard on the outside to act as a cover. I had it bound for $2.35 with black tape and 20 minutes later I was home!
I laid the chipboard letters out in the pattern I wanted and used a pencil to mark the edges. Then came the task of carefully hot gluing them into place without glopping it all over. Success!!
Finally, I used the little old car stamp I found for $1 to add a little fun to the back and voila! My very own customized autograph book! Total cost? About $16.00 🙂 Hooray!