It wasn’t until recently that the wedding guest book was given the attention that it deserves. It was just a bunch of blank pages where guests sign to let the wedded couple know who came to celebrate with them.
With a little creativity, wedding guestbooks can now be more meaningful and personal. Here's inspiration from real weddings to spark an idea or two for your own guestbook!
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The Polaroid’s iconic charm made a comeback in 2015, and it looks like it intends to stay a little longer. Have some Polaroid cameras ready in the registration area (don’t forget the extra film!) and let the guests have some fun snapping a photo of themselves. Afterward, they can stick their photos on a blank guest book and leave a message for the newlyweds.
This burlap wedding guestbook comes with a pen. This guestbook set and the Polaroid cameras are all that you need, and you’re set!
Guests will surely be more than willing to dish out advice for your married life. Anything and everything goes, but some prompts could bring out the creative juices from your guests – “The key to a happy marriage…”, “You should _________ in your honeymoon,” “The best part of your wedding is ________.” Your guests will have the time of their lives filling the blanks!
Photo by Olivia Studio Photography
With this little project, guests become part of the couple’s future by giving pieces of advice that couples are supposed to open on their first, third, and fifth anniversaries. Go as far as silver and golden anniversaries, if you wish!
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Ceramics have always been classic heirloom pieces. Now, your wedding can be an opportunity to make it more special for those who will inherit it. Personalize a ceramic platter for your wedding and leave it in the registration area, along with markers and make sure the ink will stick on ceramic surfaces. Colorful markers are welcome but sticking to a single color will make the final product look elegant. Let the guests sign and leave a message on the platter.
Photo by Barlett Pair Photography via Brit.co
Holiday ornaments to replace the traditional wedding guest book is a natural alternative if the wedding will take place at the most wonderful time of the year. Purchase a bunch of holiday balls, hang them on a tree, and leave the guests to do the work. Pick the ornaments in your favorite color so you’re sure to use them on most holidays for the rest of your married life.
Signed Photo Frame
Photo via A Practical Wedding
This upgraded take of the photo frame makes the standard photo frame less tacky. Buy a huge canvas and an easel and leave out space where you will stick your photo after the wedding. Let the guests sign the canvas, reminding them not to sign on the space meant for the photo.