DIY Wedding Wednesday: How-To Update Tradition – The Contemporary Guest Book

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There’s something so wonderful about the blending of tried and true traditions with current day trends, about putting contemporary twists on old school concepts. If you’re like me, a closet sucker for sentiment with a keen eye for pretty, then you’re in for a real treat. Using modern materials and on-trend designs, today’s feature products take the traditional concept of a guest book and elevate it x 100. From gorgeous hardcover bindings to delicately personalized pages, the transformation from old to new is major. As an added bonus, they also happen to make for amazing keepsakes and ideal spots to hold some of your favorite wedding day mementos. And with finishing details this pretty, you’re sure to want to put these books on permanent display.

All In The Details

About the only thing these books have in common with their traditional counterparts is their paper makeup. Beyond that, not a detail was left unchanged. Textured hardcovers hold personalized pages. Lined pages are replaced with blanks to open up the opportunity for how these books are used. And front to back, the design details are right on point.

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Beyond the Wedding Day

Your guests have left their mark, now it’s your turn to expand on yours. Further the keepsake value of your guest book by turning any unused pages into scrapbook territory. From a copy of your wedding invitation to candid photos taken by your closest and dearest, this is the perfect place to house those mementos that mean the most.

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Guest Book Alternatives

Now that we have discussed the traditional guest book I figure it’s a good time to talk about some of the interesting alternatives! To be more precise I’m going to tell you about the alternatives that Weddingstar offers. There is one I won’t be including but that is simply because it’s so fabulous that it needs to have a post of its own!

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Wedding Guest Books

One of the universal components of most weddings is the guest book. Whether it makes its way to the wedding in traditional book form or as one of the many novel alternatives, a guest book is a wonderful way to create a physical memento of your special day and all the fabulous people who were there to celebrate it.

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