Unique Guestbook Ideas
A guestbook is a great way to have a memory of your wedding guests years down the line after all of the festivities are over and the gifts and cards have been opened. The following are some fun and unique alternatives to the standard guestbook.
Having a typewriter on your guestbook table in place of a traditional guestbook is a truly special and unique way for your loved ones to leave you a note. It is a vintage touch that many will be surprised to see. To hunt down a typewriter try your local antique or thrift stores, or browse ebay.
Photo by: Powers Photography Studios
"Please leaf your thumbprint" is the message that can be set next to a Thumbprint Tree guestbook. Guests simply place their thumb on an ink pad at the table and put their print on the tree as a leaf. You can even have them sign their name on their "leaf." You may be an artist or know one who can draw up the tree outline, but there are also numerous versions for sale on Etsy. They can be customized with your name and wedding date. This makes a great piece of artwork to hang in your home after the wedding!
Photo by: Bryan and Mae
There is a lot of wonderful wedding advice out there, and who can you trust more than your friends and family? Advice cards are a great alternative to a guestbook. This photo shows cards that we printed with the couples engagement photo on one side and a fill-in-the-blank section on the back that reads, "Advice for [bride] and [groom] from...No mattter what, always..." They also asked for suggestions for names for their children! Once they are all collected, you can paste them into a traditional guestbook.
Photo by: Lilia Photography
Looking for a beautiful way to showcase your engagment photos? Have one photo or several matted in a large frame, and leave room for signatures! Your guests will get to admire your photo while they sign their name and message. You can display it in your home after the wedding.
Photo by: Jacobus Photography
This is one of the most unique guestbook alternatives I have seen! I cannot take credit for the idea as I discovered it on my favorite wedding blog Style me Pretty. The couple showcased put out a dictionary and had their loved ones circle meaningful words and sign their names. How fun would it be to look up a word ten years later and find a sweet message on the page?
Photo by: Brooke Boling Photography
Finding artwork to grace the walls of your new home can be a tricky task. Having your guestbook be an art piece is a great solution! As shown in this photo, the couple mounted old pages from a book to a canvas. Their guests could stamp letters or simply sign their name in black ink. What a statement piece for your wall!
Photo by: Steve DePino
Coffee table books are a great accessory for your living room. They can also serve as an excellent guest book. Select a photo book that is meaningful to you as a couple, such as your favorite city or a book of bridges, and have your guests fill the page borders with messages.
Photo by: Olivia Leigh Photographie
I am a big fan of pretty stationary and paper goods. This photo showcases a great way to upgrade a simple guestbook. Mini envelopes in different colors line the pages. A stack of notecards can be out at the table for guests to fill out and then tuck into the envelopes in your book.
Photo by: Jason Burns Photography
Remember that your wedding day is about celebrating you as a couple! Be creative and have fun with your guestbook. Make it personal and meaniful to you.