Ask your guests to go back in time with this creative detail


Have you been scanning wedding blogs for ideas for your own big day? You may have spotted a few real weddings that featured a vintage typewriter as the wedding guest book. Retro-inspired weddings have been including this ancient office apparatus–did you know the last typewriter was manufactured a few months ago?–as a way for guests to “write” well wishes to the happy couple. Finding the right typewriter is the hard part. Kasbah Mod rents a variety of (working) typewriters from 1908 to 1975 for events. Vintage styles were manufactured in a variety of colors so you may even be able to find a style to match your wedding’s color palette! I know, that may be too Martha Stewart, but it would look great in photos.

A three-day rental fee averages $135 plus shipping both ways. You can check out all the styles at Kasbah Moderne. For more information, call 347.457.6025, or e-mail

Anne Chertoff is the author of The Wedding Organizer available at