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Why a Handmade Guest Book is Better

Posted September 3, 2013 | 16 Comments

Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! We hope you had a relaxing holiday weekend. We’re right back at it today, kicking off the brand new week with a new giveaway! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Celine of Alternative Journals to offer a free handmade guest book to one lucky reader. And, we’ll tell you why a handmade guest book is better than store-bought. Read on to begin…

Handmade Guest Book (by Alternative Journals)

Handmade Guest Books

So, what makes a handmade guest book better than a store-bought book? In a word: everything. Sure, a store-bought guest book is easy to pick up and cheap, but how long will it last? Is the paper made for signing? Is the book durable enough to withstand your endless years of marriage? Handmade is.

Handmade Guest Book (by Alternative Journals)

Can your guest book be customized with your favorite colors, sumptuous fabrics, and choice of coordinating ribbon? Store-bought can’t. Handmade can.

Handmade Guest Book (by Alternative Journals)Handmade Guest Book (by Alternative Journals)Handmade Guest Book (by Alternative Journals)

Can a store-bought guest book be pre-personalized with your names? No. Handmade? You bet.

Handmade Guest Book (by Alternative Journals)

Handmade is made with love, care, and two hands. A handmade guest book supports local business. Store-bought? Eh, not so much.

Handmade Guest Book (by Alternative Journals)red-guest-book

Giveaway: Win a Handmade Guest Book!

Want to win one a handmade guest book? This week, you can! From 9/3/13 through 9/9/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a handmade guest book by Alternative Journals. Use the entry form below to enter. One (1) reader will be randomly selected, announced on this blog post, and contacted via email. No purchase necessary. No cash value. This handmade guest book is covered in linen with your choice of book color and satin ribbon color. Your names and date of ceremony are hand-written to personalized the first page. Guest book is 164 pages and measures 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Free shipping included anywhere. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Good Luck!

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16 Responses to “Why a Handmade Guest Book is Better”

  1. Caity_Johnson
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    Charcoal grey

  2. Sarah Sands
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    The peach one! It’s beautiful and my exact wedding color!!! i also love the grey one!

  3. Dress For The Wedding
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    These are such beautiful keepsakes!

  4. Erin Bressler
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    The cream one — a classic and long-lasting color! :)

  5. elizabeth
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 3:14 pm
  6. Natalie G
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    I like the large cream guest book

  7. Leah Warner
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    I love the large Ivory/Cream Wedding Book. So simple and elegant.

  8. Anggela
    September 3rd, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

    Like the New Floral photo album

  9. Kerry Donovan
    September 4th, 2013 @ 12:09 am

    The cream colored!

  10. Vietnam Wedding Planner
    September 4th, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    The purple shade looks so beautiful and special

  11. Lauren R.
    September 4th, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    I really like the navy guest book! Thank you for the giveaway!
    (Lauren Rochon in giveaway widget)

  12. Michelle
    September 4th, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    I like the cream colored book.

  13. Kelly H.
    September 4th, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    Grey wedding book

  14. Natalie C
    September 5th, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    I love the Turquoise

  15. Alexis S.
    September 6th, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    These are so beautiful. I would get either the gray or navy guest book.

  16. Rhian
    September 9th, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I’d pick the ivory damask print

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