January 30, 2016 / Wedding Planning Tips
Wedding Guest Book Alternatives
The support of our loved ones, especially on our wedding day, is something we cherish and hold close to our hearts — priceless and powerful, words of love and encouragement are something every couple ...
Wedding Guest Book Alternatives
January 30, 2016
The support of our loved ones, especially on our wedding day, is something we cherish and hold close to our hearts — priceless and powerful, words of love and encouragement are something every couple wants on their special day, so why not get a little more creative with your guestbook?Why not turn your guest book into something that you can cherish for more than a couple of days? Look no further for a unique way to commemorate who came to your wedding!
Message in a (Wine) Bottle
You will be together forever, so what’s the rush to read everything at once? Create these wine bottle time capsules for your guests to leave you messages you can crack open on your one year anniversary, two year, five year, 20 year…
For the Music Lovers
Are you both musically inclined? Have guests sign your favorite record or instrument. How romantic would it be sitting around your fireplace serenading each other with something signed by all of your wedding guests?
For the Globe Trotting Couple
If you and your true love are avid travelers, have your guests leave messages of love (and suggestions for vacation destinations) on a globe! Then, if you can challenge yourselves to visit them all, your life together will be one adventure after another.
Your guests can leave their marks on your wedding day in so many ways … and it doesn’t just have to be through words. Nothing is more unique than fingerprints, because hey, no one’s are the same! Turn your guests’ fingerprints into a picture of balloons, flowers, etc. … anything you can hang on the wall in your new home that speaks to you as a couple!
Bring out your competitive sides by having your guests sign the pieces of your favorite board game! Not only are games a great activity for a rainy day, but you’ll have a blast reminiscing while you kick your lover’s butt in Jenga.
Have guests sign well wishes on a bench and place at the end of your bed, in your garden or on your patio for a daily reminder of your special day.
Have your guests sign the pages of a vintage road atlas, highlighting the cities they are traveling from or destinations they know the couple is interested in exploring. Great idea for brides and grooms that have either a case of wanderlust or an appreciation of vintage books.
Polaroids & Washi Tape
Encourage your guests to make a traditional guest book completely unforgettable by DIY-ing one for you! Have them take funny pics with the Polaroid and then affix it to a scrapbook with one of many types of washi tape. Use a scrapbook with plenty of space for them to share stories, or help them out with pre-written questions at the top of each page.
Like a fun game of Plinko, these wooden hearts are signed and then dropped into this bright blue shadowbox (below) to be displayed behind a thin pane of glass. Many different shapes are available for both the frame style and the wooden tokens. Find one that symbolizes the two of you, or DIY one that suits your wedding theme!
Let your guests vote on the big decisions coming up in your new life together by giving them guided questions, such as naming your first pet, anticipating when you will add to your family, or where you will live in 10 years. Some guests might struggle with having something to say on a blank page. Here, they will appreciate being given a topic.