Wedding Guest Books - Unique Ideas
Originally, a wedding guest book helped the married couple remember who attended their special day and organize their thank you notes. Instead of the run-of-the-mill guest book that often gets thrown at the back of a closet, how about trying something unique and creative that you’d be willing to display in your home!
Unique and interactive guest book alternatives are a fun way to get guests chatting and mingling at the start of your reception! Wedding Guest Book Tips & Ideas
- Make sure everyone signs it. Assign a member of the bridal party or other trusted friend to stand near it and ask guests to sign as they enter the party. Make it personal Rather than your guests just writing down their name and a short "Congratulations", ask them to write their favorite memory of you or advice for a happy marriage.
- Photo guest books are popular options. Some companies offer guest books that have premade slots that are built to hold Polaroid snap shots or a photobooth image strip. You can also create your own DIY photobooth and purchase a standard scrap book for guests to fill with images.
- A book of poetry is a smart choice for romantic couples. Choose a book of romantic poetry and encourage guests to leave notes in the margin.
- A beautiful piece of pottery can be signed using a special ceramic marker. After the wedding, simply "fire" the piece in your own oven, and your memento can be displayed, or used regularly.
- An object that references a favorite hobby like a guitar, surfboard, football, wine bottles, or boat paddles can be signed by guests and displayed in the home.
- River rocks are a popular (and affordable) choice for eco-friendly couples. Guests write notes on the smooth surface of the stones, which are later displayed in the couple’s home.
- Your engagement photo, framed with a wide white mat is the perfect surface for your guests to sign.
- Large wooden letters, of your new monogram or spelling out "Love" can be found at most major arts and crafts stores. Display the signed letters in your home after the wedding.