Something I have done for each of my children (and even some friends, nieces and nephews) is create a 12" x 12" scrapbook for their wedding sign in book. With our son, Dawson and his beautiful fiance, Paige getting married this weekend, I created one for them too! Thanks to our daughter, Kori for helping make it with me. We had tons of fun mother/daughter time as we created!
A few things to note:
- You will notice there is a lot of white space on each layout. That's for signing names and writing messages. It really is beautiful with all of the writing added!
- The layouts in this book are very similar to each other. Kori and I decided to keep kind of one theme going throughout the album and just changing colors here and there. We went with dovetailed end banners, lots of fun color, flowers, and a few sequins here and there. It's pretty simple, but that's what we wanted!
- The title page and the closing pages are not for signing. They just open and close the book nicely.
- I have had people ask me how we have people sign the pages (since they are in a 12" x 12" album in protectors). Here's what we do: we put someone in charge of the book. It's their job to watch the book that night. We put one to two layouts out at a time for people to sign. When those are filled, my "book person" puts those back in the book and then puts a few more out. By the time the reception is done, the pages are full of beautiful signatures and wishes to the bride and groom! It's an amazing keepsake forever.