Vintage Wedding Guest Books
The vintage guest books are my from exactly the same way as the notebooks, however the paper I source for this is of a much better and more durable quality and the books are generally larger to accommodate for your guests writing too. Every commission is totally bespoke , you can see examples of previous unique wedding guest books from vintage novels on the blog - there's a huge range to suit all budgets and ideas!
"We are absolutely thrilled with our handmade wedding guest book we received from The Vintage Binding Co! The process was very straight forward and Florence offered lots of suggestions and great help in designing it. I love the fact the book is unique to my Fiancé and I; and am very much looking forward to our guests seeing it on our wedding day." Alison & Alex, 2016
The Process & Cost
These bespoke & unique wedding guest books are individually created for your personal tastes and themes. The ‘original book’ is chosen and can be pretty much anything – the subjects of love and marriage and popular, but sometimes famous titles such as a pride and prejudice guest book could also be sourced. The cost of this ‘original book’ differs greatly and ranges depending on your requirements. The first stage after the book is bought is rebinding it with high quality 200gsm cream paper, incorporating pages from the book itself.
Basic book binding costs:
£90 + the cost of the ‘original book’
Embossing of names and date on the cover - £10
This can be your full names, or just initials, plus a date.
Maps – £10 + cost of map
Maps are a really beautiful addition to the books, to show where you have lived together, where you grew up, or where you got engaged. I source vintage maps of the area and cut them to the size of the book and slot them between the pages evenly. The price of the vintage map can vary and the cost is £10 per map for the extra work.
Memorabilia added - £10
There’s an option to incorporate any memorabilia from your lives together into the book too – train tickets, plane tickets, receipt from meals, anything that you may have saved for sentimentality. Preserving them in the book creates another personal aspect, and means your guests can look at places you’ve been together already.
Stamping on the pages inside - £20
This can be done if you’d like to ask your guests questions such as ‘What makes a happy marriage?’
Up to 3 questions of your choice can be stamped throughout the book for £20 - for anything else please enquire.
Other items - P.O.A
In the past other items have been added such as blueprints of planes (for a pilot groom) and pages from a flower book for a florist bride. Prices differ very much as to what you would like so please contact for a quote.
All books come in a beautiful protective bag that will keep your personalised wedding guestbook safe until the big day, and for years after.
“Looking for a guestbook for our wedding, I knew I didn’t want something bland and impersonal, or that wouldn’t be a meaningful keepsake. I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for, but on discovering Florence’s Vintage Binding Company, I knew I’d found it. She worked with me to find the right book to use – a small vintage atlas, kept me updated on her search, and did a beautiful job in binding in blank pages and embossing our names and wedding date on the front. The atlas wedding guest book looks great, is personal to us and I can’t wait to get it filled up with messages. It really will be something to treasure, look back on, and pass down.”
Annie & Dan, April 2016
"The beautiful book has arrived safely! Thank you, she's a beauty!! Lovely artwork inside; really beautiful and I love the embossing! I will surely send pics and give you a big shout out after the day. Thanks again for working so quickly and making us such a beautiful keep sake."
Louise and Paul, June 2016