If a picture says a thousand words, an audio guest book says a million. Collect lasting messages of love and humour from your guests on Calleo’s vintage-style telephone audio guest book
Calleo was co-founded by Bailey and Rob, two friends who met at University. The duo offer a unique service to modernise the way we remember our loved ones in our lives.
The sad passing of Rob’s grandfather, Bob Langley, in 2021 inspired the launch of Calleo. Rob wished nothing more than to hear his grandfather’s voice one last time and to recollect word for word the advice and wisdom shared on his wedding day. But the memory had started to fade. While his handwriting made its mark in the guest book, it didn’t capture the tone and personality of Bob, nor did it give him the space to write a meaningful message at length.
That’s where Calleo comes in – it is an audio guestbook service that allows guests to record their message as a voicemail, rather than in a handwritten guest book.
The pair believe that most of the time, a traditional guest book fails to capture the true essence of the attending guests and, unfortunately they tend to end up in storage, lost, or broken. With Calleo, the vintage-style telephone is easy for all guests to use and helps really capture the essence of the day. This small upgrade from a paper-based guest book can let you ‘ring, record and remember’ all of your loved ones. Plus, the audio file can be stored online, meaning it lasts forever.
The founders see Calleo as more than a wedding novelty. It serves a larger purpose in keeping families together, remembering those who are no longer with us, and helping you to form a unique keepsake from a special day that won’t get lost or broken.
Guests pick up the handset, listen to a pre-recorded greeting message from the happy couple, wait for the beep and then leave a note in the same way they would a voicemail. After the big day, all voice messages will be collated which can be presented in ways like an engraved USB or vinyl record. Prices from £299.