Guests who attend your wedding and witness the profession of your love are usually expected to sign their name and well wishes on a guest book of your choosing. The guest book is a physical reminder of the day that can be kept and passed down for many generations. Traditionally, the guest book has been a physical book where guests signed and wrote sage advice or wishes for the newlyweds. These days, there are many memorable options available to a couple to use as a guest book. Keep reading to see some of our favorite modern guest books!
Having a sign made that includes the couple’s last name, date of their wedding or the state they are going to be living in are just a few options of wooden signs to be used as guest books. These are perfect if you want to display them in your house after and have a reminder of those who came and celebrated with you! These can either be ordered online from a site like Etsy, or you can see if there are any local woodworkers who you can commission to make your wooden guest book dreams come true!
Quite a few weddings have started incorporating a fun photobooth area for guests to entertain themselves during a cocktail hour or downtime between events. Why not include a cute polaroid and have guests capture the fun time they’re having on your big day? They can then place the small photo in your guest book with a sweet note of congratulations and you have an heirloom to pass down and show your kids how their family looked at the time of your wedding!
Some of the cutest ideas I have seen for a guest book have been items representing the couple and repurposed! For instance, did the couple meet at a concert or is music a large influence in their lives? Have a vinyl record from their favorite band be the guest book! What about a couple who loves to travel? Repurpose an old globe and make it into a signable object you can forever display in your home or office! Another sentimental idea would be reusing an old family guest book like one of your parents or grandparents.
Rather than having a formal guest book, another option would be to have guests write out wishes for you and your love. You can then have them put their wishes in a bottle or mason jar you and your spouse will sift through on your anniversary. You could also have each guest fill out a pre-stamped postcard to mail to you with their advice.
Wine or Your Favorite Liquor
Recently, I saw an idea I absolutely adore! Have guests sign one of three wine or liquor bottles. Each should have a label saying 1 year, 3 years and 5 years. After your wedding day, you now have bottles of wine signed by those you love which you can drink on your 1st, 3rd and 5th anniversary! Take the time while drinking the wine to reminisce on your favorite wedding day memory after you read through the name and notes on each bottle.
What is your favorite idea from above? Comment below and let me know!
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