This listing includes a beautiful family bible that we will customize and bind in one of our original hand crafted and finished leather covers. We bind our own guest pages into the bible so that it can double as the wedding guest register. This listing can be used for any of our wedding designs, the cross and wedding bands, the simple wedding bands, the family initial or the "Your name here" design. Most books these days use a very thin "bonded" leather which basically means it is made much like paper, in that the leather fibers are mixed with "bonding" agents and reformed to give it a leather look. We use just real through and through vegetable tanned leather. Every hide is a little different. We are always cutting around brands and scars to get the smooth finish you see on our bibles but every one has its subtle differences with small scars and slight variations of color and grain. The inside of the leather is the natural suede finish and can be used as an extra surface for putting a personal note or blessing. The belt weight leather gives the interior text block a great protection for generations of use. Record your family tree, faith events, special memories, and more in the family record section. These measure approximately 11 x 9 x 1.75 inches. In the check out process there will be a place for notes or comments to add your requests and specifications. Be sure and let us know how many quests you are expecting so we can have an appropriate amount of pages. Feel free to open a dialogue with us if you have questions.