Dec 21, 2010

Typewriter Guest Book

I've always felt that guestbooks are a great opportunity to do something a little bit different and out of the ordinary. Today, GB does a how-to on one of my favorite styles.
My darling cousin made our guestbook, but when I thought I would be doing something, I really liked the idea of a typewriter guest book. I found another blogging bride who shares her story of searching (and finding) a vintage typewriter for her wedding, as well as photos from a typewriter-themed wedding on Style Me Pretty.

Spell it out for your guests, like this wedding on Green Wedding Shoes
This first collection of antique looking typewriters may not be functional enough for actually having guests try to use, but they are so decoratively beautiful, can we just look at them?

Upper left from Green Wedding Shoes; lower right and lower center from Ruffled; lower left from Ruffled

These retro typewriters, however, are probably fully functional and still have tons of style:

Upper left from Ruffled; upper right from Green Wedding Shoes; lower right from Ruffled; lower left from Ruffled
I did some searching around and there are a number of vintage typewriters for sale under $300 in the Bargain Basement of the Vintage Typewriter Shoppe. There are a number of affordable vintage ones on this vintage appliance site. My Typewriter has some very cute ones that are bit more expensive, but they also have supplies (and jewelry!) that might be useful. Of course, the easiest place to find an affordable vintage or retro typewriter is on eBay or your local thrift store. If you do go that route and want it to be functional for the guest book, give yourself enough time to give it a test run and take it for a tuning if necessary.

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