Unique Guest Book Ideas
While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the traditional guest book, we thought we’d show you a couple trends that are replacing the original guest book. Here are some of our favorites:
The Jenga Block Guest Book:
Buy a few Jenga games – have your guests sign the side of them, and when they’re full of signatures, have them place the finished blocks in a basket! After the wedding, you could play Jenga together and remember everyone’s encouraging words as you play!
For the Music Lovers:
Are you or your spouse-to-be musical? Do you want to incorporate a little “Motown Sound” into your day? You could use an acoustic, or an electric guitar as your guest book! Have you guests sign it, and you’ll always have a keepsake to display around your home! While you probably won’t ever play it (and you may need to take the strings off to make room for signatures), it will look great hanging on your living room wall, or on a stand in your bedroom.
For the Travel Enthusiasts:
Have plans to travel the world together? This globe guest book is both vintage and practical. This would also make a great addition to your new home together. If you have family from all over the world, it might be interesting to have them sign the country they’re from. Whatever it may be, we love the idea of having a globe as a guest book – especially at a more rustic or vintage wedding.
Postcards as a Guest Book:
For this vintage-style wedding, the couple found vintage postcards and had their guests sign them with encouraging messages – one postcard per family. Find a cute box (or something to put the postcards in) and have your guests place them in there once they’ve finished writing their message for you. We’ve even seen some couples have writing prompts for their guests like “Where will we be in five years?” or “How many kids do you think we’ll have?” You could write questions like these on the backs of the cards ahead of time and guests could pick which prompt they want to write. This is a fun alternative and would be interesting to read again at a later date.
The Classic: The matted photo with place for guests to sign:
This can be a keepsake for years to come. Place a photo of you and your spouse (possibly an engagement photo) in the center, and make sure the matting around the photo has enough space for guests to sign. When the wedding is over, your picture will be surrounded by the signatures of those who love you most and who shared in one of the biggest days of your life.
So there are just a few of the many options brides today have when it comes to the alternative guest book. Are you planning to try one of these? We want to hear about it!