These wooden state puzzle guest books are quite popular these days. They’re certainly not the typical way of collecting signatures at a wedding or event. Party-goers are always in awe when encountering one. They are always personalized and always quality made.
Our state puzzles are custom made to order. Let us know the state, number of pieces, location for the personalized heart, and what we’ll be engraving on it. We’ll get it designed, made and heading your way in no time; and we have no doubt you’ll absolutely love it.
We can also do locations other than states for no extra cost. Just write down the location you have in mind in the location text box. We’ve done Cape Cod, India, Key West, and Antarctica (seriously) and many other locations in the past.
The puzzle pieces are large and the overall size of the puzzles grow as more pieces are added. Overall, these are good sized puzzles! Because the states are shaped differently, they can greatly vary in size. For instance, Maryland has an odd shape and has to be enlarged in order to keep the pieces large. A 100 piece Maryland puzzle may be 30″ wide and 16″ tall overall and a 100 piece Montana may be 22″ wide and 18″ tall, with both having the same size pieces. All of our puzzle pieces are unique and no two are identical; we don’t use cookie cutter puzzle creation software.
For the personalized heart, let us know:
- Exactly what you want engraved – for weddings, this is almost always names and a date, but we can pretty much engrave whatever you have in mind. You may write something like “Jenna & Thomas July 17, 2023” We put the names on the top line and the date slightly smaller below it, and the text is always center aligned. We will format it so it looks best, we’ve done this thousands of times. If you want a symbol or icon, write it in parenthesis and we will know. For example, “Jenai (heart) Lana 10.11.22” would have a heart engraved between the names.
- The font you want for the engraving – There is a list of font choices in one of the pictures. Select the corresponding letter associated with the font you want in the font choice drop down. Choose other if you have different font in mind you’d like us to use. Leave us a link to where we can download the font in the order notes section which you will find during checkout. It has to be a free to download font from a reputable source such as fonts.google.com or dafont.com. You can also email us the .ttf file if you have it, [email protected]
The state puzzles come with or without a border. The border is the piece of dark stained wood surrounding the state which has a backing attached to it. It holds the puzzle pieces, and once you’ve secured them in place, allows for the puzzle to easily be displayed on a wall. There is a wire attached on the back for hanging, along with clear bumpers to protect your wall. More information on securing the puzzle pieces within the border can be found on our FAQ page.
The backsides of the puzzle pieces are stained dark, so there is no confusion about which side should be signed.
In each order, there is a blank piece of wood to test different pens on. Which pens and markers will or won’t work greatly depends on your climate. You can learn more about pen selection and watch a short video about it on our FAQs page.
We also include the “Without you our puzzle isn’t complete…” wooden instruction sign in each order at no additional cost. If it’s not something you’re interested in or don’t plan on using, please write “no sign” in the personalization text box or in the order notes area which is found during checkout.
If you’ve got something else in mind you’d like us to make, shoot us a message. We do custom work all the time and love making new stuff.