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What should go in a wedding memory book? Is a memory book and guest book the same thing?
Today we’re tackling this question that we received from bride-to-be, Katie. She asks,
“Hi Emmaline, Are guest books and memory books the same thing? I’m looking for a keepsake book guests can sign but also include some memories from my wedding. What goes in a wedding memory book?”
Hi Katie, great question! The short answer is, no, a guest book and a memory book aren’t the same things. Contrary to popular belief, a memory book isn’t merely a wedding scrapbook, either.
While a memory book can include guest signatures and many aspects of a scrapbook, it is more thorough than that. A memory book isn’t merely a scrapbook or a wedding planning binder, but a comprehensive log of the items, planning notes, signatures, photos, and journal thoughts you pen inside it as a lasting capsule of your wedding day.
Wedding Planning Memory Book
Think of your wedding memory book as a place to include all of the keepsakes from the big day in one central space.
As a rule of thumb, a wedding memory book can — and should! — include the following items:
1. Wedding Stationery
This is a big one: include every piece of stationery from your wedding!
This will include:
Include one complete invitation with all pieces, maps, enclosures, and accents (i.e. a wax seal, embossed sticker, etc.)
OTHER INVITATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
In addition to the wedding invitation, include a piece of each stationery item: an engagement announcement, bridal shower invitation, save the date, rehearsal dinner invitation, etc.
Include items such as a program, favor tag, cocktail napkin, thank you card, etc. as a part of your wedding memory book.
2. Gifts List
Your wedding memory book should include a gift list of the presents received, by whom, and for which occasion (engagement party, bridal shower, wedding day, etc.)
3. Guest List
Make sure you have space in your memory book for wedding guests. This is a great space to include the names of guests who were invited, addresses, and their RSVPs.
4. Guest Signatures
Include several pages of lined paper in your memory book for guests to sign on the wedding day. If you don’t want mere signatures, they can write well-wishes, congratulatory messages, photo booth strips, and/or wedding advice instead.
5. Dried Florals
If you wish to save the boutonniere, a corsage, or a flower from your bouquet (note: you can preserve other parts of your bouquet here!), do so with your wedding memory book.
Every wedding memory book should include a journal with handwritten notes from you and your partner. What do you recall the most from the morning of the wedding? What was served at dinner? What are some notable and memorable things that happened during the day? Who was in your wedding party? What was your favorite song played at the reception? These are just a few ideas of what to jot down in your journal. As a note, be sure to complete this portion of your wedding book when the memory is freshest in your mind!
Lastly, it’s a nice touch to include your wedding vows in your memory book. You can handwrite them or include a copy of the vows printed on paper and pasted into your keepsake book.
Now that you know what should go in a wedding memory book, it’s time to get one of your own! We are delighted to share these wonderful custom wedding books by Tessera Publishing. They go above and beyond to create a one-of-a-kind wedding memory book that will be a lasting keepsake from your celebration.
While you know the suggested items that should go inside a memory book for weddings, that doesn’t mean you have to include all of them. You can completely customize your book to add more pages for additional items, remove sections to include fewer, and personalize your book to add elements of your wedding that are the most meaningful to you.
Memory Book from Start to Finish
On their website, you can choose the elements to include in a wedding memory book from start to finish, even with total customization of the cover, its colors, and more. They offer 6 different guest page options depending on the size and style of the event.
For more flexibility, they also offer Blank and Lined Books and their traditional Guest Book. The traditional Guest Book can include Wedding Details and Additional Inserts.
Click here to get started making your own. Order early to ensure you have it in hand for your wedding day so you can preserve those memories while it’s the freshest in your mind!
How to Order
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