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Absolutely LOVE the idea!  I've done books through My Publisher in the past and I never thought of mini thank you books.  Everything I've done through them has turned out to be amazing!  Such high quality!

 

I saw that you posted the mailing costs, but if you don't mind me asking how did you mail each book?  Were they in individual envelops?  Did you buy extra sturdy ones instead?

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Mypublisher.com sends you each individual booklet wrapped in a clear plastic envelope which protects them and makes them look even more professional:)  To mail them out, I left the booklets in the plastic wrapper and put each one in padded/bubble envelopes from the post office.  But I really didn't mail that many out.  I had 55 guests at my wedding and I only gave one booklet per couple,so roughly 22 booklets went out.  Some of them I just hand delivered (i.e. my mom, brothers, in-laws).  So, I think at the end I mailed out about 16 booklets which made it more affordable.

 

 

As a side note to everyone thinking of doing these.... what really made this booklets special is that I made it ALL about the guests and not us (the bride & groom).  I made sure that there was a picture of every single guest in there (I made sure I didn't forget anyone).  There were barely any pictures of us except for the cover page and the last page of our trash the dress session.  If the booklet has tons of pictures of the couple I think it defeats the purpose and won't make your guests as excited.  I made everyone relive the week and they loved seeing pictures of themselves having fun.   

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Thanks Simba, it sounds like bubble envelops are the way to go!  Good point about the pictures, I totally agree with you by ensuring all the guests were shown throughout the book.  Oh I'm so excited about doing these, I just need to remember to be a photographer outside of the wedding day.  Thanks again for this great idea!  You should buy stocks in the company as I think from this point a ton of ladies are going to bombared their site jiggy.gif
 

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Mypublisher.com sends you each individual booklet wrapped in a clear plastic envelope which protects them and makes them look even more professional:)  To mail them out, I left the booklets in the plastic wrapper and put each one in padded/bubble envelopes from the post office.  But I really didn't mail that many out.  I had 55 guests at my wedding and I only gave one booklet per couple,so roughly 22 booklets went out.  Some of them I just hand delivered (i.e. my mom, brothers, in-laws).  So, I think at the end I mailed out about 16 booklets which made it more affordable.

 

 

As a side note to everyone thinking of doing these.... what really made this booklets special is that I made it ALL about the guests and not us (the bride & groom).  I made sure that there was a picture of every single guest in there (I made sure I didn't forget anyone).  There were barely any pictures of us except for the cover page and the last page of our trash the dress session.  If the booklet has tons of pictures of the couple I think it defeats the purpose and won't make your guests as excited.  I made everyone relive the week and they loved seeing pictures of themselves having fun.   



 

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Cynthia...thank you so very much for sharing...you are absolutely right..your Thank You cards are definitely unique and amazing! You were a beautiful Bride and your wedding photos look gorgeous. I have to admit that I will be "stealing" this idea...Such an elegant and thoughtful way to thank your guests...from the personalized notes to making sure everyone was included in the photos...you are definitely in the right biz of marketing! Sincerely Thank you!!!

 

 

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What an awesome idea for thank yous!!!!  I am definitely stealing this idea :)

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A long time ago I started a thread asking for opinions on a crazy idea I had for thank you cards (I get these crazy ideas in my head all the time:)  At the time I wanted to create a mini magazine. Here's my original thread: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/60575/is-this-a-crazy-idea-pls-give-your-honest-opinion

 

Well, I wanted to give you guys an update because the idea evolved into something different but really awesome and unique.  I realized that doing a magazine would be more work, more expensive and not very durable.  So instead I decided to do a mini photo book.  The front cover had one of our Trash the dress pictures and it simply said "Thank You...."

 

On the inside I told a story through pictures of the whole wedding week.  I started with pics of the welcome cocktails, then moved on to the rehearsal dinner, next I had pics of the ceremony, then the reception and finally ended with a few pics of our trash the dress. 

 

On each page, I had really short one liners thanking guests for different things.  So for example, Page 1 said "Thanks for traveling the distance...", page 2 "thanks for the great memories", page 3 "thanks for the laughter"... Page 4 "thanks for being there in our most special moment" etc... Basically almost every page thanked them for something.  

 

The front inside cover was a blank page so I wrote a personalized hand written thank you to each guest on that page. 

 

I sent them out already and EVERYONE was absolutely amazed by them.  Every single guest called me and the first word out of their mouths was "WOW".  Then every single one of them went on to Thank me for the thank you cards :) lol...when was the last time you saw that happen? It was really funny to hear people saying that. 

 

It's been about 7 months since I sent them and everytime I visit someone I see the booklets sitting right there on their coffee table or somewhere else you can see right away.  Everyone showed it off to their friends and co-workers. 

 

Below are some pics of the book. 

 

 

 

thank you cover.jpg

 

thank you rehearsal.jpg

 

thank you 2.jpg

 

thank you 3.jpg

 

thank you 4.jpg

 

 

thank you 7.jpg

 

 

thank you last.jpg

 

I did these through Mypublisher.com which is super, super easy to use!   All you do is drag and drop your pictures where you want them.  The print quality was absolutely AMAZING and stunning!  The colors were vibrant, the pages were premium and high quality.  It looked really professional.  A lot of people thought I got these as part of my photographer package.  I LOVE mypublisher.com (you would think I'm a spokesperson for them :) 

 

Each book is small - the size is 5.75 x 7.75 (if you want a visual, just take a piece of paper and fold it in half - it's about that size).

 

The cost for a booklet with 20 pages is $9.99 BUT they have these great promotions all the time so you can get a really good discount.  In my case, I took advantage of a buy one, get one free promotion so each book came out to less than $5.  I sent one to each couple. 

 

If you think that's too much money, they have a new even smaller booklet now which is only $2.49. 

This is something you can only pull off with a DW because it's less people so you can include pictures of everyone in the book AND you won't break the bank sending one to everyone. 

 

Hope this inspires someone to do something different.  I wanted to really find a way to thank my guests in a unique way because not only did they take their personal time and money to travel far, they also gave us the best gift of all by giving us a week that we will never forget for the rest of our lives.  It was worth the $100 bucks or so I spent on them. 

 



 

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Very good point! No one wants a book of just the bride and groom- they want it to be a book of the vacation and be included in the photos!!!

 

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Mypublisher.com sends you each individual booklet wrapped in a clear plastic envelope which protects them and makes them look even more professional:)  To mail them out, I left the booklets in the plastic wrapper and put each one in padded/bubble envelopes from the post office.  But I really didn't mail that many out.  I had 55 guests at my wedding and I only gave one booklet per couple,so roughly 22 booklets went out.  Some of them I just hand delivered (i.e. my mom, brothers, in-laws).  So, I think at the end I mailed out about 16 booklets which made it more affordable.

 

 

As a side note to everyone thinking of doing these.... what really made this booklets special is that I made it ALL about the guests and not us (the bride & groom).  I made sure that there was a picture of every single guest in there (I made sure I didn't forget anyone).  There were barely any pictures of us except for the cover page and the last page of our trash the dress session.  If the booklet has tons of pictures of the couple I think it defeats the purpose and won't make your guests as excited.  I made everyone relive the week and they loved seeing pictures of themselves having fun.   



 

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