Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Wedding Guestbook


There are so many little details you have to consider when planning your wedding day. I absolutely love the idea of filling a beautiful linen or leather album with images and leaving space for your loved ones to write messages before they walk into your wedding ceremony. As a wedding photographer, I highly recommend to all my couples, to let me take the creative process of designing the guestbook off their plate.

Downside Of DIY

I am one to DIY things that I really want in order to save a little cash but keep in mind your photographer is a professional. They have the experience, the software, and access to quality materials and printers to make your Engagement Album/Guestbook fit into the overall elegance of your wedding. With their knowledge of the software and creative eye the photographer will strategically place your engagement images throughout the album. They will know how to leave enough space for your loved ones to write sweet notes on your wedding day. Another downside of designing your own album is the qulity of printing from your standard printing lab. By sending your DIY album to a simple store with a lab will cause you to lose the quality.

Your Heirloom Filled With Love

Imagine heading off on your honeymoon and your best friend slips your high-quality linen album with thick press printed images of your engagement shoot. As you and your new spouse sit on the plane to your romantic destination, you flip through the premium pages that have been filled with best wishes from the people you love the most. This album is a physical representation of those who surrounded you with love and witnessed you make a lifelong commitment to each other. It can be an heirloom that you pass down through your family.

Make The Investment

You’ve already made the investment in quality photography services. I hope this post is an encouragement to you and your fiancĂ© to take the next step and invest in a premium guestbook. Rest assured that this is a tangible takeaway from your wedding day you will cherish forever.

October 11, 2022