My motto throughout our wedding planning journey: it’s all in the details. I am a details girl through and through, and I had so much fun trying to take traditional wedding elements or wedding trends and adding sentimental and personal value to them. I had really been thinking about how to create a unique wedding guest book, so when I came across wedding audio guest books, I was SOLD.
So, are wedding audio guest books worth it? Today I’m going to share more about our experience using the FêteFone audio guest book and how the process works.
Are Wedding Audio Guest Books Worth It?
What they say is true: your wedding truly goes by in a blink of an eye. And you know the phrase, “I wish I could just bottle up this moment”? In a way, that’s exactly what you’re doing with an audio guest book. You are capturing your loved ones’ words, voices, and pure reactions in the moment. You get to hear your parents tell you how much they love you, while listening to your guests living it up on the dance floor in the background.
I think it’s one of the closest things you can get to saving a piece of your big day to live on forever.
What is the Cost of a FêteFone Wedding Audio Guest Book?
The exact phone we used for our wedding day costs $399, which includes shipping of the vintage phone. Other styles range slightly lower or slightly higher. When you think about the value that is packed into that cost, it’s such a minimal investment to be able to listen to all of your loved ones’ voices for years to come.
What is the Process for Using a FêteFone Audio Guest Book for Your Wedding?
Whether your wedding has a vintage, classic or contemporary style, FêteFone has something for every one with so many beautiful phone styles. Once you select your phone, you simply check out and your FêteFone will be reserved for your wedding.
At least two days before your event date, you will receive your phone.
Setting up your phone for your big day is so easy – and the best part is you get to record a message for your guests to listen to when they come to leave you a voicemail. (See some of our guests’ reactions to listening to our message here!)
After your event, all you have to do is put your FêteFone back in the box it arrived in, place the pre-paid return shipping label that was included with your order over the old shipping label, and drop it off! That’s it! From there, the team will assemble your downloadable mp3 files of messages for you to listen to for years to come.
Is the FêteFone Easy for Guests to Use?
SO EASY! All guests have to do is walk over, pick up the phone, and leave their message after the tone. When they are done recording, then simply set the phone back down. So easy!
Is the FêteFone Audio Guest Book Worth?
A thousand times yes! It was such an incredibly easy process from start to finish, a beautiful decor touch to our wedding day ambiance, and above all else, the audio messages are ones we will cherish the rest of our lives. When Ilir and I received our audio file and listened to the messages, my eyes filled with tears. It was so special to hear the happiness in our loved ones’ voices on our special day, and I am so, so, so grateful we had FêteFone at our wedding.
And to close this post off, I wanted to share a few tips with you:
- On FêteFone’s website, they have lots of great examples for your voice message, signage and more. Take advantage of these free resources!
- Place your phone in an area where your guests will see it! It might be temping to place it somewhere a bit out of the way so it doesn’t get too loud, but you are more likely to have more guests leave messages if the phone is in a primary spot. I actually also loved hearing the background noise in our voice messages – it transported me back to the night! 🙂
- Ask your DJ to make an announcement reminding guests to go leave their message!
- Also ask a bridesmaid or groomsmen to also do a round asking guests if they left a voice mail. There is so much happening on the wedding day and so easy for guests to forget, and trust me, you will want their voice messages!