Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Photo Wedding Guestbook Idea (Make it from your engagement photos!)

At the very beginning of the wedding process, I said I wouldn't take engagement photos. I just didn't see the point to them.

And then we took them (because I wanted one for our save the date), and I wasn't sure what to do with the others.

Someone suggested making them into the guest book for the wedding. Shutterfly has the same idea.


Shutterfly actually has a whole page dedicated to wedding photo books. There are examples of ones to tell your proposal story, ones specifically for guest books, ones for wedding photos, and ones for honeymoon photos. This is great for any stage of your wedding/wedded life. I absolutely love the idea of making a guest book with your engagement photos. It's a nice way to get a bit more use from them, plus you'll have a photo book that isn't filled with selfies.

My suggestion: Take your engagement photos, plus your favorites from Instagram, and your favorites that are housed only on your phone and make them into a guest book for your wedding. You can create the pages chronologically, which is a nice relationship keepsake. It'll be a lot more personal than purchasing a generic guestbook on Amazon. Plus, it will give your guests a little glimpse into your life and what you and your fiance are like, what you like to do, and just how happy you really are.

Place the book at your venue's main entrance, leave a Sharpie nearby, and hope that no one draws a mustache on your face.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Do you have a wedding guestbook yet?


  1. I'm sorry. But where do I enter my information. I don't get it. I go to their Facebook page and see NOTHING about a wedding guest book.

  2. Hi Anonymous.

    Did you click the link in this post? If you do, you will be brought directly to the page to enter your information.

  3. It didn't work for me either. The link above just takes you to the Shutterfly Facebook page. I'm signed into Facebook and I scoured their page for anything about a free photo book with no luck.

    1. It works perfectly for me. The majoity of Facebook apps do not work via mobie, so I'm guessing you are on a smart phone. Try it from a PC or iPad (the link works on both devices for me).

  4. It worked for me as well. However, there seems to be no 8X10 photo book. Is it supposed to be the 8X11 size. I didn't want to start a whole book and realize I had the wrong size all along.

  5. Want this book leave us a note where on shutterfly do I get it how long will it take to get to my home it says this book is free awesome, how many wedding accounments can we buy for us being on a budget tooo. Please let us know.
    Thank you.

  6. Free! That would be great if I knew someone getting married.

  7. That is cool. I just got something in my email for them too.