Among the “I Dos,” the food, the drinks, and the dancing, the wedding guest book is often a part of the wedding that gets overlooked or forgotten by you AND your guests.
The wedding guest book is a souvenir for you and your spouse that will be a constant reminder of all of the wonderful people who shared in your special day.
If you’re going to keep it forever, it needs to be more than just a book – it should be something that is meaningful for both of you.
To help you create a wedding guest book that will keep the memories fresh in your hearts for years to come, we’ve compiled this list of creative wedding guest book ideas!
Take a look at some of these unique and non-traditional wedding guest book ideas that you and your guests won’t easily forget.
Wedding Guest Book Ideas to Enhance Your Guest Experience
Wedding Guest Book Idea #1 –
A “Tip” Jar!
Your guests can leave pieces of advice on topics such as date ideas or how to have a long-lasting marriage in the jar.
Bonus! These jars could also double as vintage pieces for your reception tables.
#2 – “Travel” the Globe!
Trade out the book for a map or a globe for your loved ones to sign!
Your guests could write notes or leave their names on the globe, which can decorate your home after the wedding.
#3 – The Good ‘Ole Photo Booth!
No one can go wrong with a photo booth!
Have the photo booth print out two of each photo set. One for your guests to take home and one for a guest book picture collage.
#4 – Puzzled!
Have your guests sign a puzzle piece that you can put together after the wedding to remember the memories.
Buy a blank set of wooden puzzle pieces that they can write loving messages on.
Wedding Guest Book Idea #5 –
A “Finger” Painting!
A fingerprint guest book created for you completely by your guests.
There are a ton of ideas for backgrounds and outlines to use (just make sure the ink is washable).
#6 – Bucket Lists!
Have your guests create a bucket list of suggestions they think you should do with your significant other now that you’re married!
#7 – Message in a Bottle
Have your guests write messages on slips of parchment that they’ll place in the giant bottle.
Save the bottle and read them on your first anniversary.
#8 – Wall Art
Pick out a “statement piece” for your home that you can hang on the wall and have your guests sign the piece.
A few ideas would be:
- Giant initial for your last name
- Sign with a saying you love
- Map of your hometown or city in which you’re getting married, or where you first met
#9 – Dinner for Two!
Pick out 2 matching plates that don’t go with your regular set or china pattern and have your guests write well wishes on both with a permanent marker.
After baking them to seal in the messages, use them every time you cook a meal together (or for special occasions).
Wedding Guest Book Idea #10 –
Shakespeare in Love!
Select a book of love poems and have your guests sign their favorite.
As you enjoy the poems together, you’ll also get to see the beautiful messages from friends and family.
#11 – A Bottle of Your Finest Red, Please!
Select a bottle of your favorite wine or champagne and have your guests sign the bottle instead of a wedding guest book.
Save the bottle for a special occasion, such as your anniversary.
#12 – Pillow Talk!
Pick out decorative pillows that match the decor in a room of your home (a guest room or sunroom for example).
Use fabric markers to have your guests sign the pillows.
After the wedding, you’ll always have your friends and family’s blessing close at hand.
#13 – Have Yourself a “Marry” Little Christmas!
For the winter wedding, have your guests write messages on Christmas tree bulbs or ornaments to use on your tree for your first Christmas as a married couple.
#14 – Cooking Lessons!
For the chef, pick out a copy of your favorite cookbook.
Have guests sign their messages next to a recipe, so as you cook, you’ll constantly be reminded of their love and support.
Wedding Guest Book Idea #15 –
You Make My Heart Sing!
Print off or buy the sheet music for your first dance song.
Not only will you have the music and lyrics to frame, but you’ll also have all the wishes from your loved ones.
#16 – Wedding Guest Book Video Messages!
Have an old iPad or tablet lying around?
Have it at the wedding so guests can record video/voice messages instead of written ones.
Welcome to the wedding guest book of the future!
#17 – A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words!
Have your favorite engagement photo blown up and put on a canvas.
Your friends and family can leave their wishes for you to hang on your wall.
#18 – Roses are Red…
Pick out a vase for your home and have your guests sign it at the wedding.
Not only can you use it to display flowers after your wedding, but you can also have it used as a centerpiece at the sweetheart table at your wedding once guests have signed.
#19 – Let’s Play a Game!
Have your guests be a part of game night.
Have everyone sign a chess or checkerboard, Jenga set, or even the blank spaces of your favorite board game.
Every time you play you’ll be able to see their beautiful wishes.
Wedding Guest Book Idea #20 –
Don’t have your guests sign anything, stick with me on this one…
Have polaroids or disposable cameras in a basket and have your guests take photos during the event.
It’s not only interactive but I’m sure the photos will be way more interesting than anything your guests could write.
While many of these options are a great step away from the “traditional” wedding guest book, make sure you and your fiance put your own spin on it.
It’s a memento from your wedding that you’ll want to keep for years to come, so make it something meaningful to you.
After all, you’re not planning an “average” wedding, why settle for an average guest book?
What are some other unique and creative wedding guest books you’ve seen before?
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