Thursday, May 27, 2010
victory #16: our guestbook
Ohmygosh I love how our guestbook came out! Like - love love it! Wahoo! A friend of mine had their engagement session printed up into a photo book and had their guests sign that. Perhaps you've seen that at weddings? Well, wouldn't you know I somehow got a code for a *free* photobook? I think I got it from signing up for something somewhere along the way...perhaps at a bridal convention? Anyway, we ordered a Shutterfly photo book of our engagement session last Monday. And it is just spectacular. It's totally narcissistic...yes yes...I know...but...whatever.
Originally, we were going to go along with the whole "Polaroid Picture" guestbook - an idea I found in blogland and became instantly addicted to. I even got myself a dope Polaroid camera! But as our guest list slowly increased...I realized we needed a LOT of film. More film than we could really afford. I had no idea how pricey polaroid film is. Whoa.
I was a little bummed that this wouldn't work out - I thought the idea was RAD! Up until last Monday we were still gonna go for it. But...the reality of our budget hit me...as I realized there were other things that we could use that money to pay for. It's SOOOOO easy to want to give into the whims of the wedding world. It's hard to pull away.
There are about a zillion different places on the web to make an engagement photo book. Some photographers sell them along with the engagement session - but from what I've seen they can be rather expensive. I used Shutterfly, and it was easy - and the product came out beautifully!! I've ordered photo books from Kodak before too, and they had beautiful cover options, but I liked Shutterfly's paper/layout design selection better. Those are my 2 cents. (Plus, with my coupon code, I only had to pay a few bucks in shipping...which rocks my face off...and by making a new Shutterfly account, we automatically got 40 free prints or something amazing!)
Did you have a guestbook?
*note: I appreciate all the nice comments some of you left for me yesterday. REALLY. Little funks are few and far between, but when they hit...it just effs up the whole day. Today I looked in the mirror and felt like I was glowing :-) And the huge zit on my chin was gone. Ha!! I love you bloggy friends.