The Book of Love

Tuesday, April 9 2013
Wedding planners Crinoline & Tweed put the book in guestbooks

Start a new chapter of your life with these playful, out-of-the-box guest books:


Collect relationship tips from guests with this prescription pad-inspired guest book alternative from Kent-based Merchant’s Paper and Design. The couple’s names, wedding location, and date in calligraphic text top each of the 40 pages, printed on ecru stock. With space for suggestions on dosage needed, advice for a happy marriage, and, of course, signature and credentials, you can rest assured that you’re getting professional pointers. $65.00 per pad, depending on amount of customization.


Bibliophile couples will swoon for Crinoline & Tweed’s vintage dictionary turned guest book. Vellum-tabbed pages highlight marriage-worthy words, allowing guests to insert their messages, recorded on elegant gold-rimmed adhesive paper slips in springy hues, under the theme of their choosing. The result, a whimsical, collage-like layering of memories and well wishes, introduced by a personalized cover featuring the couple’s names and ceremony date, is a truly interactive dictionary sure to be a bookshelf favorite. $50.00 (includes custom cut papers)


These Mad Libs-esque sheets from Elizabeth Boonsripisal of Paperbliss Designs will kick start any reception. Printed on white or ecru cardstock and customized with a variety of designs, fonts, and colors, the cards open with “Wedding advice for the newlyweds,” followed by a paragraph with blank spaces for adjectives, plural nouns, and the occasional verb. As is true with all Mad Libs-type games, your Great Aunt is going to choose different words than, say, your college roommate. Get ready for a collection of heartwarming and hilarious remembrances, along with a few NSFW messages. $50.00 for 50 cards, $15.00 for each additional set of 25


Georgetown-based design duo Lisa G. Towns and Jen Pham-Corbett of Farewell Paperie are craft queens, and their collective eye for beauty comes across in this elegant and simple letterpressed ampersand poster, available on white or kraft cover stock. Radiating brackets harness messages, ensuring a clean, legible, and frame-worthy tribute to your big day. Tip: provide guests with a variety of colors to write with; you’ll end up with a rainbow-hued welcome to your bright future. $39.00