Guest books are a great way to capture memories of your wedding day. They are also a wonderful keepsake from your wedding but can be very dull and lack personality. We've rounded up some of our favorite guest book ideas, whether you want to make your own or buy one already pre-made. It can be challenging to develop original and fun wedding guest books, but there are many creative ways!
In this article, we'll show you some creative ways that you can make your guest book stand out. These guest book options might not be everyone's cup of tea, but they certainly add an artistic element to any celebration and get your guests excited to sign your guest book!
Wedding Guest Book Guest Book Tree
A unique way to display your guest book is by making a guest book tree. A guest book tree can be made out of wood, metal, or glass. Some people choose to decorate the sides of their guestbook tree with flowers and ribbons for an added touch. If you want your wedding guests to write their messages on paper to attach to the tree, make sure you have paper and pens available.
If your tree isn't 3D and made out of wood, you can have your guests sign the wood with special pens to create a tree of lovely messages that you can look back on for years to come.
A Polaroid Wedding Guest Book
Polaroid cameras are the perfect way to capture your wedding day and guests in one fell swoop. Guests can sign their names on the back of a Polaroid photo, which you can then keep as a memory of their visit. You might also want to display them at your reception—and if you're feeling really ambitious, frame some or all of them after the wedding!
Quilt Square Guest Book
A quilt square guest book is a great way to display your wedding guests' signatures. It's easy to make and is a fun way to get your guests involved with the wedding. The quilt square can be made in any color or pattern, so it will match perfectly with your future home so that you can sew them together for a display quilt at home later!
Vintage Record Guest Book
If you're an avid music fan, why not use vintage records as a guest book? You can get them from a local thrift store or flea market. You can even have people sign their names on the record and write something special about you and your partner! Frame the record afterward and display it in your studio or office space!
The wedding guest book can be a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding day. When planning your guest book, keep the following tips in mind:
Make it unique. Don't be afraid to get creative! Your guests won't expect anything less than something different from you two!
Make it personal. Use materials that represent both yourself and your partner's personalities—it's the perfect way for them to feel like they know you on another level.
Make it memorable. No matter what design or look you decide, ensure your guests have fun with this signature piece at your wedding reception!
Most importantly, your guests should have fun with it, and you should want to keep the finished product on display in your new home.
Derek Lawless is a professional Wedding Videographer based in the Garden of Ireland, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.