Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Alternative Guest Book Ideas

Guests write advice/wedding wishes and on cards and drop in a tall vase.  These messages will be organized into a scrapbook after the wedding

A photobooth-- (rented or faux with a hired helper) print 2 copies- one that they get to keep (favor!) and the other one they glue onto a scrapbook page and write well wishes around it. Provide props.

A quilt--- each guest gets a patch to sign and leave their well wishes on 

Guests sign a big plate that will be displayed at the bride and groom's home

A digital guestbook-- have two people take digital photos of my guests as they walk in. Guest will write something on a postcard type paper and after the wedding, the postcards can be scanned in and added to the photos to be compiled onto a digital photo frame.

Have guests sign a personalized bat or sports jersey for a sport's themed wedding.

Guests sign a mat board around a picture of the bride and groom

A custom photobook--- leave spaces in the picture layouts for people to sign the book. Check your local photo lab or companies like Shutterfly.

An old fashioned typewriter with strips of paper for guests to type their name and well wishes on.

Have five wine bottles (labeled 1-5) and silver sharpies for the guests to write on the bottles. The bride and groom will have wine to help celebrate their first five anniversaries.

A time capsule--- guests write down messages for the couple's 1 year, 5 year, and 10 year anniversary. The bride and groom seal them away in designated containers and open them on the appropriate anniversaries.

A large piece of wood that guests sign and can be made into a bench, mantle, or wall hanging.

Rollodex--- Guests fill out their own address and information card to be filed into a rollodex.

Ceramic vase, bowl, platter, tray, etc with markers for guests to sign.

*These photos were collected over a span of time without marking their original locations. I apologize!

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