Wedding Guest Book Alternative
How does this work?
1. Choose between the fingerprints shown in the sample photo or your own actual fingerprints. Build your order and personalize your design now or later. If you choose later, you'll receive a link for the personalization form to complete.
2. If you choose to use your own fingerprints you will receive an inkless fingerprinting kit within 5-7 days (U.S. orders only; one per couple). Please return your fingerprints in included prepaid envelope (allow 5-7 days for delivery) OR scan/photograph and return via email.
3. Make it perfect! Review digital proof and request changes or approve for production.
FAQs About Fingerprints
What is the inkless Print Kit?
The inkless fingerprint taking kit is meant to accompany the custom fingerprint/footprint keepsakes.
This special system will help you achieve clear and defined prints. The kit is very easy to use and completely mess-free! Only one kit is needed per couple and includes everything you need to take and return your prints.
Do I have to use the inkless Print Kit?
No - if you are short on time and need your order quickly, you can use your own ink and paper to take your fingerprints. Please see fingerprinting instructions here.Do I have to use the my own fingerprints?
No, you have the option to choose the stock fingerprints shown in the sample photos.
Product Details & Turnaround Time
Will I have a chance to review the artwork?
Yes, you will receive a digital proof by email to review before production. You will work directly with the artist to create the perfect custom keepsake.
Can I see a preview of the two colors together?
Yes, you can see how different colors look together here: Color Options. And for inspiration and real customer photos you can see those in the gallery here: Photo Gallery. You will receive a free digital proof with unlimited revisions if you need to change color choices.
Can you describe the product in detail?
Keepsakes are printed on thick, archival quality matte paper with fade-resistant ink.
Gallery Wrapped Canvas - Acid-free, fade-resistant coated canvas stretched around 1.5” thick wooden frame. Mounting brackets included.
Framed Print - Black alder lightweight wood frame from renewable forests, acrylite front protector (not glass); Removable backing; 24x36 size not available in some countries.
When will I receive my artwork?
• Actual Fingerprint: Proof ready 5-7 days after fingerprints received
Sample Fingerprint: Proof ready 2-4 days after you place your order
• After approval of digital proof: 3-5 days production time. If Flutterbye Prints is unable to reach you concerning your digital proof after 4 attempts, your order will be shipped without approval of the design.
• You will be notified when prints are received.
• Prints need to be received no later than 14 days (18 days for canvas/frame upgrades) prior to when you need the keepsake without incurring additional rush fees. Returning fingerprints by email can save time.
• International delivery times vary, averaging 2-3 weeks; prints are needed 5 weeks prior to event. Print Kits are not included or recommended for international orders.
• Shipping times will depend on your location and shipping speed choice.
FAQs about using as a guest book
What size do I need for my number of guests?
It is very difficult to predict length of guests' messages and size of writing, these are general estimates:
8x10: up to 40
24x36: 125-160 - If you have a large wedding, please include the number of guests at checkout to arrange a 10-15% artwork reduction. Enter information in the "Special Instructions" box at checkout. It is advised that you measure a space sized 24x36 to get a sense of scale, it is a large size.
A3 and A2 sizes are international standard frame sizes. For A3 60-80 signatures and A2 100-125.
Where do the guests sign?
Guest sign on the paper print. If you will have your print in a frame, you will want to put the front protector behind the print during your event so guests can sign and the print is still supported. Then you can put the protector back into place to cover the signed print.
For gallery wrapped canvas, the guests sign directly on the canvas. It is coated so the surface is smooth and markers write easily.
What if I don’t like my keepsake?
Since you’ll be working directly with the artist, you’ll have a chance to make changes and voice your concerns before anything is produced. If you are not 100% satisfied with the artwork before it is produced, you are welcome to cancel your order for a full refund.
What if I want to order another product with my fingerprints?
A one-time fee will apply to custom fingerprints; once they have been digitized, they will be on file (unless you request for them to be deleted; physical copies are always shredded) and you can use them for other keepsake products at no additional cost. Reach out before ordering to find out how how to use your fingerprints again.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I came across Flutterbye Prints in my search for a unique guest book that I would want to display in our home for years after the wedding. My fiance and I are both in the forensics field and this fingerprint alternative is a perfect fit for our personalities/lifestyle. I made a note about choosing the right colors; Amie reached right out to me to ask what I was looking for and told me she'd do her best to match it. The print came quickly and the colors look great! We are so excited to use this and for the reactions it's going to get from everyone. I would totally recommend Flutterbye Prints for any of their products but especially the wedding guest book alternative.
We are so excited to use this for our wedding! It will be such a great memory for our home
We can’t wait to put this on display at our wedding and then in our home.
I found this on Pintrest and loved the idea of not having a "guest book" at our wedding that would just sit on the shelf, but instead can go on the wall. I accidentally ordered the wrong size due to my own user error and some confusion with the website, but I contacted Amie and she responded very quickly with how me and my fiancee can get the correct size. Overall, I am very happy with my order and am excited to see how it looks after the wedding!
Great and original piece of art. The whole process to get it done was very clear and easy and the staff very responsive. I am so happy to have this original piece in our home