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guesterly 101

What’s a guesterly®?

It’s a who's who guide to your event! A guesterly® celebrates everyone, introduces them to each other, and gets the conversation flowing. A guesterly® booklet is available in print or digital formats.

When do I give the guesterly® to my guests? How do I use it?

Whenever and however you want! While many people use it as as a welcome favor or in a welcome package, you or mail it out to participants a week before the event (who doesn’t love surprise mail?!), we’ve also seen them used as programs, Save the Dates, invitations, and post-event thank yous.

Which people should I include in the guesterly®?

Whomever you want, and in whatever order you want. You can feature anyone from your “VIPs”&to every single guest, and anywhere in between. You choose who you think would enjoy being in—and using!—the guesterly® the most.

How much time does it take to create a guesterly®?

The average guesterly® takes just 30 to 60 minutes to create! Because our software automatically sources answers and photos from your participants, all you have to do is choose your design and edit any entries you wish.

How much time should I allow before my wedding?

Start anytime (you can edit your list and entries as RSVPs roll in). We recommend going to print at least 2.5 weeks before your event for print copies, and 36 hours before your event for digital copies.

How big is a guesterly®?

guesterlys® are 4.25 inches wide and 5.5 inches tall. They’re just a little bit bigger than your smartphone and are designed to fit perfectly in a suit pocket, clutch, or back pocket.

What’s included with my guesterly® purchase?

A designer-perfected cover! A top designer will tweak your cover and make sure it looks perfect before sending you a PDF proof to approve. If you have any special instructions, just write them in the “Special Design Instructions” box when you create your cover.

Want envelopes? Most guesterlys® (up to 40 pages) will fit in a standard A-2 envelope size. Our Art Director hand-picked these French Paper envelopes for their high quality, which you can purchase directly through the French Paper site.

You can also choose to use our signature white guesterly bands, perfect for sliding around each book to create a classy little present. The guesterly bands are available for $1 each, and are sold in packs of 25. Just make a note of how many you would like when you check out.

Say hi

Technical support: lorne@guesterly.com

Media inquiries: hello@guesterly.com

Partnerships: rachel@guesterly.com

Custom designs, colors, and uses: design@guesterly.com

Give us a ring for anything: 212-951-0483 (Monday to Saturday, 9am to 9pm ET)

e-guesterly®

What's an e-guesterly®?

Your e-guesterly® (see sample here) is an online flipbook hosted at a unique URL for 1 year (12 months) from the date of purchase. (You will have the opportunity to purchase additional hosting time before hosting expires, if desired.) An e-guesterly® goes through the same design process as a regular print guesterly, and looks like a print guesterly in digital form.

Sharing your e-guesterly®

You may share your digital guesterly with as many people as you like and receive UNLIMITED page views! Your e-guesterly® will come automatically with a password; if you'd prefer to not have a password, simply request that in the "Notes to Your Designer" during checkout. If you choose not to have a password, your e-guesterly® will be public, and you take full liability for any information you may feature. While your guesterly link will be unique and we won't share it anywhere, it will be public. Please make sure you have permission to share participants' information and photos if you choose to make your e-guesterly® without a password.

e-guesterly® pricing and timelines

e-guesterlys® are $99 (which includes free hosting for one year). Or add on an e-guesterly® to your print guesterly purchase for just $49! Your e-guesterly® will be processed within 36 hours of purchase, Monday to Friday (allow extra time for custom design). You will then receive your custom URL and can begin sharing your e-guesterly®.

Pricing, printing, timelines

First up: Get a personalized cost estimate

Click here to get an instant estimate for your wedding.

How does the pricing calculator work?

We use the number of participants to get an approximate page count of your book. If you are featuring some people (like couples) together, thta will make your final page count lower than estimated. We also assume you’ll have cover pages, a welcome letter, a program and a VIP page.

When you finish your book, you’ll know the exact page count which will determine your final price.

How does pricing work?

  1. 1. guesterly® pricing is based off both the number of books you order, and the number of pages in your book. If you feature more people, you’ll have more pages. For example: to feature all of the guests at a 100 person event, you’ll need about 28 pages.

  2. 2. While you can order your guesterly in quantities as low as 10, we recommend ordering 75+, which is when you’ll see the price-per-copy go down significantly. They’re meant to share with each participant!

  3. 3. Every purchase includes a FREE cover review: A top designer will perfect your cover, and send you a PDF proof of your complete book to make sure it’s juuust right.

  4. 4. The number of pages in your guesterly® must be a multiple of 4. (So your book could be 16, 24, 36, 48, or 56 pages, for example, and many options in between!) We’ll automatically add in 2 extra pages as endpapers if you need to get to a multiple of 4.

How far in advance do I need to checkout and print?

Once you check-out, you’ll receive your PDF proof within 2 business days. Approve your proof and your guesterly® will be printed and ready to ship 4 business days later. Shipping it via Ground (the least expensive method) takes approximately 5 additional days, but you can choose to express ship in two or three days. Total: It will take about 11 business days once you check-out to get your guesterly®. Add in weekends/safety room and we suggest going to print at least 17 days before your event.

Using express shipping methods will buy you up to 3 or 4 more

Do you ship internationally?

We do ship internationally to the following countries, and the price-per-book is the same, but please note that because we are shipping from the United States shipping fees correspond to the distance (often $200 USD or more): Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United Kingdom, Bermuda, America Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Paper and printing

We print on Mohawk stocks with full-color digital printing. Our Art Director went through thousands of papers and weights before choosing our 100-pound cover uncoated smooth paper for our covers and 100-pound text uncoated smooth for interiors.

Envelopes

Most guesterlys® (up to 40 pages) will fit in a standard A-2 envelope size. Our Art Director handpicked these French Paper envelopes for their high quality, which you can purchase directly through the French site.

Color Accuracy

We make all reasonable attempts at color accuracy, but sometimes your computer or mobile or tablet devices may display things differently than they appear in print. Upon request (and with extra time allowed and additional fees) we can also do a hard copy proof for precise color matching.

Physical Samples

We’re happy to send a physical sample of a guesterly® to U.S. mailing addresses for a nominal fee of $7. Email hello@guesterly.com if you’d like a sample.

Promotion Codes

Lucky you! Enter your code at checkout, and email hello@guesterly.com with any questions or concerns. Here’s the fine print: One offer per purchase; minimum order is $400 (before tax and shipping).

Custom Design

DesignPremium Package

Our team of designers (who come from top magazines and stationery houses) will work with you to create the guesterly® of your dreams. Choose this option at checkout and a designer will work with you and add any and all of the following to your guesterly®: One (pre-existing) motif or logo integrated throughout, custom back and front cover (based on your images and pre-existing design motifs), one custom font integrated (you must own the font), one custom-designed page. Available for $597.

DesignPro Package

Our team of designers (who come from top magazines and stationery houses) will work with you to create the guesterly® of your dreams. Choose this option at checkout and a designer will work with you and add any and all of the following to your guesterly®: One (pre-existing) motif or logo integrated throughout, custom back and front covers and cover interiors (based on your images and pre-existing design motifs), one custom font integrated (you must own the font), and up to four custom-designed pages. Available for $1097.

Privacy

Privacy, please!

Our systems are protected with SSL 128-bit encryption—the same encryption credit card companies use.

We will never share or sell the data you input about guests or yourselves (their names, bios, photos, etc), and your books are completely private.

What do you do with my data?

If you haven’t checked out and finished your book, we keep the data you’ve inputted for your book on file for 12 months (so you can come back and finish your guesterly®!). After you’ve checked out, we’ll keep your data and the finished file on hand for 12 months, in case you want to purchase more books. Then we securely destroy all data.

Who owns the rights to my guesterly®?

You do! When you check out, we transfer full publishing rights and responsibilities to you, the creator. But Guesterly LLC maintains rights to its designs, design motifs, and templates, and they can not be used for another purpose or copied in any way.

Will you ever use my guesterly® or images in samples or promotional materials?

Never! Occasionally we might ask if you’d be interested in being featured in promotional materials, sharing your guesterly® story on our blog, etc., but we will never publish anything without your express written permission.

Gifts

I’d love to gift a guesterly®

What a lovely idea! We’ll mail a handwritten note card with your gift certificate, available in $50 increments. We can also hold your information on file and wait until your giftee has sent their books to print, and then send you an invoice for the full price. If time is of the essence we can also send an email gift certificate.

Email hello@guesterly.com for gift purchases

I received a guesterly® as a gift. What’s next?

Lucky you! Create an account and begin to make your guesterly®. You can enter your gift certificate code at checkout. If you have any questions, just email hello@guesterly.com.

Giving back

We proudly support She’s the First

We donate $1 from every sale to She’s the First, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a leadership team and mission that we strongly believe in. Every dollar raised goes directly to sponsoring a girl’s education in countries like India, Ethiopia, and Guatemala.

Could you donate a guesterly® to my non-profit or charity event?

Let’s talk! Email rachel@guesterly.com with details.