A wedding is a momentous occasion, which is why it’s easy to spend a lot of time sweating the small details. Once you’ve chosen a venue and a dress, you might find yourself agonizing over questions like, “How many pages should our guest book be? And what are the best dimensions for a wedding guest book?” Well, if you’re looking for answers to these questions, you’ve come to the right place because we’re the experts when it comes to guest books! Here are some tips on choosing the best wedding book size for your ceremony.
Wedding Guest Book Dimensions
To choose the dimensions of your wedding guest book, you might want to work backwards and figure out the size of your guest book table first. Scale is key here—a small wedding book on a big table can be easily overlooked by your guests. Check with your venue to find out the options they have available, then think about how you plan on decorating.
If this all sounds a little too Type A for you, then by all means, simply choose a size that works for you. At Luna Paper Co., we create custom wedding guest books in three sizes: 12x12 inches, 10x8 inches, and 9x6 inches. The bigger your wedding, the bigger book you should choose. The reverse is true, as well—a small, intimate ceremony calls for a smaller guest book.
To estimate the size you’ll need, a 12x12 guest book will accommodate about 6 to 8 guests per page (assuming both sides of the paper are used), a 10x8 book will have room for 4 to 6 guests per page, and a 9x6 book allows 2 to 4 guests to leave a message on each page. Of course, these are ballpark estimates, but they’ll give you a good idea of what you’ll need. If you’re on the fence, go up rather than down because it’s better to have extra room than not enough!
Wedding Guest Book Page Count
Next, you’ll need to choose the page count. You can use the formula above for this, too. We offer wedding guest books with either 50 sheets or 100 sheets of paper. The size of your wedding is the determining factor when it comes to how many pages you choose for your guest book. If you’re planning a small destination wedding, a 100 sheet guest book will look empty and incomplete if you only have 20 or 30 guests to leave messages for you!
Of course, as we mentioned above, it’s better to have extra pages than run out of space, so if you’re unsure, go with 100 pages rather than 50. If you’re giving your guests disposable cameras or setting out a Polaroid camera on the guest book table, a 100-page guest book makes a great place to stick photos—buy some acid-free photo corners or double-sided adhesive and either add the pictures yourself later or ask your guests to take a pic or two and affix them to the page next to their messages.
Choose Your Custom Wedding Guest Book
Browse our selection of designer wedding guest books at Luna Paper Co. and choose the perfect one for your big day! Have any questions or special requests? Contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.