Need a nice folder or binder for wedding officiant
May 27, 2015 12:38 PM   Subscribe

A friend is going to officiate our wedding. We want to give her a nice folder or binder with which to hold the ceremony script. Time constraint: We need this by Monday.

We'd like for our friend who's officiating to have a nice folder or binder with which to hold the ceremony script and our vow booklets. I can't seem to find any that's not cheap-looking or crazy expensive. Any suggestions?

* I can buy it online or in a store in San Francisco.
* I need to have it in my hands by 6pm Monday, June 1st.
* It can't be a cheap paper folder or vinyl binder. We'd like for it to look nice.
* It should hold a regular sheet of paper without folding, so 8 1/2 x 11
* It shouldn't be over $100
* Bonus: She can keep it and use for other things, like her resume, etc.

That said, if you have suggestions that completely differ from the above, I would love to consider them.

Fingers crossed that the hive mind can help! Thank you!
posted by vivzan to Shopping (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You're probably going to want to look for something along the lines of a padfolio. I imagine a nice leather-looking one would be nice and not distracting to the ceremony. I found mine at staples for probably $30 although amazon is a good resource too. They're often used for resumes and job searching instead of a cheap folder.
posted by Crystalinne at 12:43 PM on May 27, 2015

maybe a padfolio? amazon has many options that are cheap, nice looking, and prime shipped (if you have it, 2 days).
posted by koroshiya at 12:45 PM on May 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

jinx, crystalinne.
posted by koroshiya at 12:45 PM on May 27, 2015

Best answer: I'm a wedding officiant. I print out my ceremonies on half-sheets (with 16-18 point type) and paperclip it into pages of an actual book, usually one I've picked out that has meaning for the couple getting married. I think it looks nice to be reading from a book and not look like a banker. Here's a photo where you can kind of see how it looks in practice. Maybe not what you were looking for but an alternate suggestion. Congrats on the wedding!
posted by jessamyn at 1:34 PM on May 27, 2015 [7 favorites]

Best answer: I'd go to the stationery store in the Japantown mall. They have a lot of gorgeous paper products, some with handmade paper, and a lot of formal presentation folders, etc.
posted by judith at 1:53 PM on May 27, 2015

Response by poster: That's lovely, Jessamyn! I really like this idea. Thank you!
posted by vivzan at 2:03 PM on May 27, 2015

Best answer: I just did a (wonderful) wedding and the bridge and groom did exactly what Jessamyn suggests. The book they chose, in a wedding full of fun fantasy/sci fi references, was "The Courtship of Princess Leia." Warning: make sure the type is large enough and the cues are bolded so your officiant doesn't miss anything.
posted by bearwife at 3:52 PM on May 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

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