Desktop and Tablet header image Mobile header image

helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank

I just wanted to share with you my .02 cents about creating my photo guestbook. As I said before, I created the layout in Adobe Indesign. That's my favorite program to work in and find it infinitely easier than laying out pages in photoshop. But that's just me…

Picture 4 Picture 5 Picture 6

I just received my photobook guestbook yesterday… I placed the order on March 8 and my book was printed, shipped, and in my hands on March 17. Not too bad if you ask me! I am pleased overall with how it turned out. See for yourselves!

wedding photobook

The front cover. I wasn't highly impressed with the cover print, I thought the quality was a little questionable, but only because I have high standards. 🙂 Mom thinks it looks great.

wedding photobook 2

Wasn't thrilled with the black front and back pages but I didn't have a choice in that matter. It looks nice enough, just didn't fit with my color scheme, haha. On this page I put a little poem about signing the guest book… the text is just a tiny bit grainy on close examination… but again, nothing to freak out about. It's still perfectly readable!

wedding photobook 3

The colors look great- I have to wonder about the dpi that they are printing at… I felt like some of the images look a little grainy at close inspection. Again, not bad enough to get upset over. I am just picky.

wedding photobook 4

I noticed on a few spreads some of my images get sucked into the gutter. I think I would be more careful about this next time. I would say leave half an inch or so in the middle when laying out pages for the best results.

wedding photobook 5

One of my favorite spreads, of course! My shoe alllllmost got eaten by the gutter. haha

wedding photobook 6

The last page. I added this little text per my mom's recommendation and I love how it turned out! (Although again, a little too close to the gutter!)

wedding photobook 7

Overall, I'm really pleased with the final product. Now I know for next time to allow some extra space in the gutter… but it's definitely not bad enough to warrant a re-print. Just so you know, this is not a sponsored post and I did not receive my book for free. I paid about $30 for this book, including shipping. I found a coupon code on RetailMeNot that saved me a few bucks. I think it was totally worth it and will be a great way to keep our guests special thoughts for us along with featuring Chris and Adrienne's fabulous work for years to come!

What do you think? Are you making your own photo guest book?


Share this post:

About Jessica

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

Connect with Jessica
  • You are so savvy at this stuff! I’m sure it looks amazing!

    I can’t imagine how mine would look!

  • shamika

    I Love it.

  • Looks awesome. What is the quality of the paper like?

  • Ally

    Another site I’ve had work printed from (including my Save-the-Date postcards) is – they have fantastic prints, books, and other products. I am a photography/art teacher and am pretty picky about the quality of photographs but I’ve been impressed by their stuff so far.

    I’m glad you like your guest book! I love the photos you chose, and your graphic design work in general.

  • liz

    Fabulous! I love it. What a beautiful, unique wedding momento! 🙂

  • Lori

    Did you have to re-size your pics to leave the white spaces around them? I’d like to do this, but I might have to get help if it involves changing the pics.


  • Sarah

    It looks great from what I can see online. I never knew about so thanks for sharing. I can definitely use their service since I’m planning one of my bff’s wedding.

  • That book is awesome! WOW. I’m impressed!

  • Pingback: Budget Savvy Bride’s Weblog()

  • You said that you laid out the pages in InDesign. Did you then just upload the design as a photo or how did you do it? I am not wild about the layout options that it gives you. Any more suggestions as I am trying to make one right now. Thanks.

  • Lauren

    This is a great idea! I couldn’t tell from the photos, but did you leave blank white space without lines for your guests to sign? I’m an anti-lines person myself, so if so, I think that’s a great idea!

    Do you think the quality of an Inkubook would be better than Snapfish? That’s the only other company I have worked with on a project like this.

  • I think that it is a very interesting and amusing article. Practically all its main points are true.

  • Pingback: Photo Book & Digital Scrapbook Ideas | Inkublog » Make a Wedding Guest Book That Shows Your Style()

  • Alex67

    Yes, a book in a bar can lead many places which your friendly bartender has illustrated, and which also gets gets your friendly bartender to thinking. ,

  • Pingback: Creative Guest Book Alternatives from Etsy! | The Budget Savvy Bride()

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!