I will not claim to be an expert wedding budget maker, but I’d like to think that I am doing my part to keep costs in check during the #bestdayever planning process.
One of the main ways I did that was to DIY as much as I could. I painted banners and signs, we are doing all the flower arrangements, I put together much of the decor myself, etc. One of my many DIY projects was our super inexpensive guestbook!
I had a lot of different ideas, but finally settled on this:
It could not have been easier or faster to put together! I found the frame on mega-clearance for only $10. Luckily the color was similar to wood tones we have in the house, but it would have been super easy to repaint the frame.
For the images, I had the option of taking my own or using free ones online. I went with the most time efficient option especially since I found the perfect photos online. This website is the mother of all free images to create signs just like this. Hello time and sanity savings!
I converted them to black and white before printing them just to keep the colors as neutral as possible for use in whatever room I choose later on. And then Shutterfly printed them for maybe $3 total. And then boom. Super adorable and inexpensive guestbook that I will actually display in my home instead of hiding it away in a box somewhere!
Folks will sign the mat throughout the wedding and I can’t wait to see what everyone writes!