This CUSTOM COUPLE PORTRAIT guest book is a fun alternative to a traditional wedding guest book, that your guests will actually love signing! It features a cartoon illustration of the happy couple, created from your photos and description. The artwork will be completely customized to look just like the two of you, including hairstyles, clothing, accessories – you can even include pets if you wish!
Your guests sign around the artwork, creating a truly whimsical keepsake to display in your home for years to come! Available on paper, canvas, or digitally, framed or unframed. All details are explained below ↓, but if you have any questions, please use the “Ask a Question” button (next to the price), and I’ll get right back to you! Created with ♥ in the USA.
📣 BONUS! Once you purchase a portrait item from my shop, you can have the illustration featured on any other Jade Forest Design item, with NO additional illustration fee!
HOW TO ORDER YOUR PORTRAIT:
1️⃣ Place your order and note your ORDER NUMBER
➤ 2 PEOPLE are included.
✚ ADD ANY PETS or MORE PEOPLE here:
➤ The LAKE scene is shown. Browse AVAILABLE SCENES here:
✚ Or, find CUSTOM SCENES upgrade info here:
2️⃣ Provide your INFO and PHOTOS:
➜ Copy and paste this link for quick, interactive personalization:
↑ ↑ ↑ 👍🏼 Please be sure to submit all your info and photos at the link above, so that we can get started on your portrait as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, no illustration work can start until we receive a filled-out submission.
3️⃣ Receive your design VIA EMAIL within 2–3 weeks. RUSH options below ↓
4️⃣ Revise if needed. Allow 2–3 business days per revision. 2 revisions included
5️⃣ If you choose the CANVAS or PAPER option, your sign will be printed and shipped once you approve the emailed design. You can expect to receive it in 2–3 weeks. RUSH options below ↓
PORTRAIT ➜ You can totally personalize this portrait! This includes hair colors and styles, eye colors, clothing, facial hair, glasses etc. You can even add your favorite team jersey, or a special hat. (Custom poses, scenery, or full costumes are NOT included, but I'd be happy to provide you a quote for anything you have in mind!)
PHOTOS ➜ How to PICK THE PERFECT PHOTOS for your portrait: https://tinyurl.com/HowToPickPhotos
PETS ➜ A portrait of 2 PEOPLE is included.
✚ ADD ANY PETS or MORE PEOPLE to your portrait here:
COLORS ➜ No extra charge to change any of the colors!
FONTS ➜ No extra charge to use any of the fonts shown in the font chart!
TEXT ➜ You can customize the text at no extra charge. Your design is custom created with the info you provide. This attention to detail is what creates perfect, professional results!
METALLICS ➜ My designs do NOT use metallic inks or foil. Anytime you see a metallic on an item within the shop, you're looking at a digital faux metallic image of the texture, highlights & shadows. When printed, this creates lovely results, at a fraction of the cost of foil, or metallic ink.
🔸 SIZES vs NUMBER OF GUESTS
The size is really a matter of personal preference, and depends on whether you expect any couples to sign together (most common) or separately, whether you expect guests to include a message, as opposed to just a signature etc, but here are suggested sizes:
➤ 11” x 14” → for up to 50 signatures
➤ 16” x 20” → for between 50 and 100 signatures
➤ 18” x 24” → for between 100 and 150 signatures
➤ 24" x 36" → for between 150 and 250 signatures
When in doubt, I always suggest going LARGER, rather than smaller. All sizes listed in inches.
🔸 PRINT TYPES
➤ PAPER ➤ Printed on heavyweight matte paper using archival-quality inks. Needs to be framed to display.
➤ CANVAS ➤ Printed on smooth, clay-coated canvas, and gallery-wrapped over a 3/4" deep wood frame. No need to frame, hardware included. Recommended for outdoor display, makes a lovely keepsake.
EMAIL option ➜ Personalized, high-resolution, printer-ready (printable) files via email. International customers can use coupon code PRINTABLEONLY to remove shipping costs from printable orders at checkout.
✚ Add a maple wood frame using the drop-down menus when placing your order. Choose from Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Gray, Rustic White, Natural, Walnut, Espresso, or Black.
➤ FRAMES for PAPER are solid wood, and include the glass and hardware. These are 1" wide and 7/8" deep. All colors except black are beveled. For guest books, you’d want to have the print in the frame at your event, but take out the front glass piece until after it's signed.
➤ FLOATER FRAMES for CANVAS are solid wood, and include the hardware. There is NO GLASS. These are 3/8" wide and 1 1/4" deep.
🔸 HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
It normally takes a total of 5–6 WEEKS for your custom sign to arrive in the mail with the standard turnaround:
EMAILED DESIGN PROOF ➜ 2–3 weeks
PRINTING & SHIPPING ➜ 2–3 weeks
REVISIONS ➜ Add 2–3 business days PER revision
= 5–6 WEEKS
🔥🔥🔥 RUSH UPGRADES ➜
found under "Shipping" at checkout:
🔥 RUSH OPTIONS for PRINTED & SHIPPED signs:
● SPEEDY: print arrives in 4 weeks
● RUSH: print arrives in 3 weeks
● EXPRESS: print arrives in 2 weeks
🔥 RUSH OPTIONS for PRINTABLE VIA EMAIL:
● PRINTABLE ONLY: emailed in 1 week
● PRINTABLE ONLY: emailed in 3 business days
↑ Rush timing does NOT include revisions
✚ Add 1–2 business days per REVISION
BUSINESS DAYS are Mon–Fri, except holidays
🔸 MATCHING ITEMS
Browse our PORTRAITS:
Browse our GUEST BOOKS:
🔸 EASELS & PENS
✚ ADD AN EASEL ➜ Lightweight, folding tripod easels are available in a number of colors to match your event decor perfectly (Natural Wood, painted White, Silver, Gold, or Rose Gold), and two sizes (25" table-top easel, or 65" floor-stand easel). Order here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/539577816/wood-easel
PENS ➜ I recommend providing your guests with ARCHIVAL-quality pens (such as Sakura/Micron). You should be able to find those at a craft store such as Michael’s, or on Amazon. I do not recommend Sharpies, or any other non-archival pens, as they may fade over time. Please keep in mind that you’ll need a light-colored and/or metallic pen if your signature spots are dark.
🔸 INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
Use coupon code PRINTABLEONLY to remove shipping costs from printable orders at checkout. Choosing the printable, and printing locally, is often the quickest, and most affordable option for International customers.
If you prefer a print shipped to you, the following print types and sizes can ship internationally:
• unframed paper prints of any size
• framed paper prints up to 11" x 14"
• canvas prints up to 16" x 20"
International shipping is 2–5 weeks, depending on customs.
Just〈Ask a question〉or〈Request a custom order〉and I’ll get right back to you!
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I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
We usually ask you to provide your info in the "Personalization" or "Notes" box when placing you order. For PORTRAITS, each design has a unique web link for sending over your photos.
Please scroll through each item's photos and read its DESCRIPTION section for complete ordering info and FAQs.
You can expect emailed proofs (or printable files) within 4–7 business days of your order date for non-portrait orders. Portrait proofs and custom upgrades take 2–3 weeks. For PRINTED items, you'll be asked to approve the design for print (or revise, if needed).
Printing and shipping takes approximately 2–3 weeks from proof approval. For PRINTABLE orders, you will be able to download and print as soon as you're happy with the emailed design.
Allow an additional 1–2 business days per revision (2–3 business days for portrait revisions).
You can normally expect things on the quicker end of the ranges given, but we are not able to provide delivery guarantees on non-rush orders.
We offer a variety of rush options under "Shipping" at Checkout. Or, you can add rush to an existing order here:
You may also choose to rush the printing & shipping portion of the process only. A link to shipping upgrade options will be included in the email you receive with your proof.
There's no need for everyone to be together in the photo. Separate photos for each person are just fine. A high-quality, forward-facing photo of each person's face is what's most important for a great likeness. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/HowToPickPhotos
Most items in our shop have the option to choose a "printable", or "email file only", if you prefer to print locally. While we highly recommend the professional printing services offered via the shop, choosing this option means you'll receive personalized, high-resolution, printer-ready (printable) files via email. Please see "CURRENT TIMING" above for how soon to expect the emailed designs.
Use coupon code PRINTABLEONLY to remove shipping costs from printable orders at checkout. Choosing the printable, and printing locally, is often the quickest, and most affordable option for International customers. International shipping is 2–5 weeks, depending on customs.
Here are suggested sizes:
➤ 11” x 14” → for up to 50 guests
➤ 16” x 20” → for between 50 and 100 guests
➤ 18” x 24” → for between 100 and 150 guests
➤ 24" x 36" → for between 150 and 250 guests
The size is really a matter of personal preference, and depends on a few things. For guestbooks, consider whether you expect guests to include a message, as opposed to just a signature etc. For seating charts, consider how far guests will be standing to read them.
When in doubt, we always suggest going LARGER, rather than smaller.
After the 4 hour cancellations window has closed, cancellation & refund requests may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the complexity of the design, a non-refundable $15–$300 design fee is applicable once the design proof has been started. No orders can be cancelled once approval to print has been given. No exceptions.