The Interactive Photo Wedding Guest Book
Photo booth owners, it is time to help your clients update the tradition of their wedding guest books. Weddings should be special in every way. After all, everyone they love will be present to see them officially paired with the man/woman of their dreams. This is a new chapter in their life and they have worked hard to make it all happen.
They spent months of time consulting with the event coordinator, baker, caterer, artist, dress/tux maker, location, family, friends and many more on a hundred big and small details. However, when their guests arrive, the first thing they will see is the wedding guest book.
It may look okay with soft cream colors and a cute little bow. But this is where tradition becomes outdated and a revamp is needed. People sign their names on neat little lines as if they are about to take a test. Is that really the best we can do after all the effort put into this day?
People want to be involved because they carry these memories for the rest of their lives. Help your clients to spice things up so they can look back on their wedding day with a book full of personalized memories. Offer to help them kick it up a notch and start with an interactive wedding photo guest book!
What Makes It So Special
This is no ordinary guest book sign in. This is a custom made book, limited only by their imagination. Choose a cover motif, page designs, line spacing, number of pages, etc. This will be your book forever.
The book is a printed book of personal pictures from the engaged couple and their lives that they will supply to a printer. Once they have the book the day of the wedding is where you can really make it special. This book is meant to capture your guest’s pictures straight out of the photo booth, not just simply capture their signatures.
Below we detail how to go about creating the book. You need to let your clients know they will need to leave about a month to plan ahead and create the book.
The first step is to take at least 10 cute photos of the bride and groom to be. A mix and match of new photos and past photos make for an endearing book.
Once the photos are in digital format, the book can be ordered (about 2 weeks) and then all you need is a pair of scissors and a glues stick. On the big day, simply instruct those that sign in to step into the photo booth and snap some shots. Once they have the shots, they can clip and glue their favorite shot to the page and then sign their name and write a special message.
Your clients can fit as many signatures and comments on each page as the books are large. Making an example page to show guests what to do is always a good start. You can make a book up yourself to show your clients how it looks when it’s done.
Make sure to bring many colors of sharpies to have as a backup for your wedding client for their guests to sign with so people can differentiate their comments and make it colorful incase a pen gets lost.
The personal messages with their pictures, perhaps after they have had a few adult beverages, will be honest, emotional tributes to the relationships you have built over the years.
Setup for Day of the Wedding – Instructions for Bride and Groom
When guests arrive at your wedding, a groomsman and maid of honor will greet them. They will direct couples and groups to your AAA PhotoBooth set up near the entry. Guests take a couple of shots and choose their favorite picture to add to your wedding photo guest book. (Make sure to provide the scissors and glue sticks so they can trim the edges off and add their picture with a personalized message!)
This is so much more fun and a great way to get guests involved from the beginning. Your clients will always be able to see exactly what everyone wore and how they did their hair which could be really funny in a few decades! Remember the 70s? No trying to dig up memories of what people wore or how they had their hair done. You get the real feeling as if it were yesterday!
Best Bets on Services to Create Your Book
Go to www.mixbook.com to make your own guest book! Create your free account and simply follow the easy step-by-step instructions to create the most beautiful guest book you can dream up! You should do this no later than two weeks before the wedding. There are also other websites where you can make a wedding photo guest book such as: