To continue my wedding series, this DIY post will be featuring my Photo Booth Guest Book! It was a must to have a Photo Booth at my wedding. We knew the guests coming to our wedding weren’t big on dancing (and we aren’t either) so I thought it would be fun to have some other kind of entertainment that guests could do. It was a huge hit! People were in the booth all night. The Photo Booth was also acting as our wedding favor. I made a keepsake envelope that guests could put their Photo Booth printouts in. There will be a post on that coming up soon!
Since we were having a Photo Booth that printed out 2 copies of each picture I thought it would be a good idea to have guests keep one and then put one in an album along with a message for us. This became our Guest Book so people didn’t have to write in two different books. Our Photo Booth happened to print out 4×6″ pictures instead of one long strip like a typical Photo Booth would. If yours print at 4×6″ then you can get the same look as my Guest Book!
Since our pictures were 4×6″ I thought it would be an awesome idea to use a Project Life product! If you haven’t heard of Project Life it’s really neat. They are scrapbook albums that are super fast and simple to make. I haven’t actually created a scrapbook album using it but I should! For the larger albums there are different page layouts for the sleeves that you can buy to have some variation of placement. Then there are all kinds of different themed cards that embellish your page and come in different sizes too. To create an album you just slide your pictures and embellishment cards in the sleeves and you’re done! Some people get really fancy with their pages by adding stickers and other embellishments to their pictures & cards so you can get as in-depth or as simple as you want with Project Life.
Here is the list of things I used to make my Photo Booth Guest Book:
- Project Life Mini Album – I got a blue one for my wedding, but currently there aren’t any on their website. I like this album style because all the pages are attached inside the album instead of you having to put pages in a 3-ring binder style. I think the attached pages looks more classy…only downside is you are fixed to a certain amount of pages. Depending on how many pictures you think you might end up with you might need more than one. I actually ordered 2 albums incase we ran out of space to place pictures but I didn’t end up needing the second one. The first one filled up every page with pictures except one which I just filled with the left over Project Life cards. (We had about 85 guests) With this album there will be 2 – 4×6″ photos and 2 – 3×4″ message cards per page. So, 80 – 4×6’s & 3×4’s will fit in the book.
- Love Story Project Life Card Collection – This is a Stampin’ Up exclusive so you’ll have to buy it from their site. They are lovely black & white cards that went perfectly with my theme. There were chevrons, hearts, and love quotes. I thought black & white cards were the perfect choice so it didn’t over power the colors in the Photo Booth pictures. You will mostly only be using the 3×4″ cards because that’s the size the messages need to be on to fit in the mini album. Some of the 3×4″ cards you can’t really write on which was fine. Several people went up more than once so one of these cards could be used to put next to the picture if they didn’t want to write another message. I also used a couple of 4×6″ cards; 2 on the very first page to start off the book & a few in the back of the book to fill it up.
- Love Story Project life Accessory Pack – This goes with the card collection. Not entirely necessary but I thought some of the metallic cards were cute and I used some of the stickers here and there. This set had the Mr & Mrs sticker that I used on the front of the album. I will use the stuff I didn’t use in this album in my wedding scrapbook!
- I also bought a pack of lined journal cards from Michael’s incase we ran out of the pretty ones and needed more. I think only one of those were used because someone chose it. We didn’t end up running out of the other ones.
Here are some pictures from the wedding of our Photo Booth!
Photos taken by LJ Franklin Photography
I love this album…it’s one of my favorite things to look at. Silly pictures & funny messages! I didn’t really picture myself looking at a book full of people’s signatures years from now so I wanted a guest book that I will actually look at! Hope you enjoyed my DIY Photo Booth Guest Book post! I’d love to know what you are doing for your wedding guest book, let me know in the comments!