Guest books are certainly traditional to a wedding and a nice sentiment for the visitors, but they are also a wonderful opportunity to be creative, show off your personalities, and gather real-life marriage advice. Gone are the days where a guest book needs to be an actual “book”. Here are 25 unique ideas to get started!
- A really popular trend right now is signing Jenga game pieces. Every time you and your spouse play, you’ll be reminded of your amazing wedding day!
- A platter signed with “gift markers” which are safe to come in contact with food and the dishwasher once dry.
- Provide those same gift markers but instead have guests sign a few nice bottles of wine. Many of the markers come in pretty metallic colors.
- Love music? Again, gift markers! Have guests sign a record that means a lot to you and your fiance, like the one below shot in our venue.
- Quilt squares. Imagine how beautiful a quilt that would be with signatures and loving words from friends and family.
- Christmas time is the perfect season to be reminded of how much you are loved. Have guests sign simple tree ornaments or a tree skirt.
- Tried and true, class photo frame. Guests will sign all around a photo of the newlyweds and then the entire piece can be framed.
- Thumbprint art is pretty cool, but don’t forget to have wipes nearby when guests are done signing!
- Another popular guest book trend are large monogram letters to be hung at home. They are typically wooden, can be purchased at craft stores or online, and easily sign-able.
- Any guest book alternative that includes the opportunity for guests to give advice are A-OK in our book (get it?!). Leave cards on the place settings, have them tuck away mini scrolls in a large jug…the options are endless.
- Going along with leaving advice–why not have guests give great date night ideas? A few months down the line you might find yourself with nothing to do on a Friday night. Just draw one of the ideas from a hat!
- Type out a message on a vintage typewriter. This goes great with a lot of wedding themes.
- Snap a selfie on a Polaroid camera and sign the bottom.
- Sign the couple’s engagement photo book.
- Drop a message in a pinata and have some fun opening on your anniversary.
In the end, a guest book is all about connecting with your guests in a way that is meaningful and unique to you. Guests can sign pretty much anything! Happy planning!