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A Few Testimonials ...

I received my Guest Book Platter today. Melissa, it is just beautiful! The colors are absolutely perfect and I can't thank you enough. You and your customer service have been wonderful, this was a great experience. Thank you! Thank you so very much.
– Jane, WI

Just a quick note to let you know that our signature platter arrived safe and sound yesterday. It looks wonderful! We look forward to displaying it in our home after the wedding! Thanks for all your help and support!
- Martina in Alberta, CANADA

I love both of my bridal shower platters! Thank you so much for working with me on my custom bridal shower design!
- Vegsady in TEXAS


HOME > Helpful Tips for your Guest Book Platter and Signature Plate

Helpful Tips when ordering your
Guest Book Platter and Signature Plate

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Remember that while it may look very nice to choose your names and date in black ink, they will not stand out from all of your guest's signatures because they will also be in black ink. If you really want your names and date to be in black, another way to offset this would be to purchase additional ceramic pens in colors other than black. Then, have your guests sign in one to three different ceramic pen colors, complementary with the colors of your platter design on your guest book platter.

A. When designating a timespan on your guest book platter (ie. 50 Years), it looks much more attractive and uniform when the "Y" in years is capitalized because of the continuous character height being stretched across the top of an arch shape. NOTE: we can't show the actual arch in these examples.

50 Years vs. 50 years

B. We can't paint all of your text in ALL capitals without some concessions to the font we normally use for your text. If you need your guest book platter text to be painted in all caps please make a note of that in the comments section of your order and we will contact you to offer you some font options. By all means if you have a font in mind, include that in the comments and we'll let you know if we can do it for you.

This is NOT an option we can do without further concessions

JUNE 18, 2010

If one of your names is much longer in characters than the other person's name (ie. Christina & Joe), elect to put the design completely above vs. in-between your names on your guest book platter. This is because the shorter name will dramatically offset the centering of the design - see table below.

Christina ® Joe
August 31, 2009

Christina ® JoeD D
August 31, 2009


Christina & Joe
August 31, 2009

the "®" is not centered

this is the layout we follow when a customer chooses the "in-between" option with a long and short name.

the text is not centered

We do NOT recommend or follow this layout unless a customer specifically specifes or requests it.

everything centers perfectly

The "completely above" layout is what we recommend in the case where one name is much longer than the other.

With a really wide design (ie. Palm Trees) it really looks best when you choose "completely above" for your guest book platter. This is because if you choose "in-between," each of your names will visually stretch even wider than the design because they'll each be on the outer sides of the design.

For a more unique, interesting platter, consider purchasing one to two additional ceramic pens in complementary ink colors other than the free black ceramic pen you automatically receive. That way, guests can alternate their signatures in the different colors on your guest book platters. It has a truly memorable look!

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