Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Alternative Guest Books

At the wedding that we coordinated this past weekend, they had a very unique guest book.  In fact it wasn't really a book at all.  They had a 'wedding tree' where guests added a thumb print and signed their names.  I love this idea - you can frame it and have the memory as decor in your house rather than a book to flip through.

Please excuse the iPhone photography on this one. 

Some other unique ideas for an alternative to the standard guest book:

Postcard Guest Book
Have guests mail you a postcard with their best wishes.  Or another idea is to simply place the postcards in a photo book rather than having people mail them.

Quilt Guest Book
Guests will sign pieces of fabric which can later be sewn into a quilt.


Dictionary (or any book) Guest Book
Use an old dictionary or any book that is relevant to you as a couple and ask guest to sign pages throughout.  Makes for a great coffee table book.

Photo booth Guest Book
If you have a photo booth at your wedding - place the print outs in a book and have guests sign that.  (Most photo booth companies offer this)

I'm sure there are many more options out there as well.  What are some unique guest books you all have seen?


  1. WoW!!! I really love that family tree one! Very Unique!

  2. I've been really thinking about different guest book idea. These are all great. I'm gonna start surveying brides to see which ideas people actually signed.

  3. I'm loving all of these ideas! especially the tree...so creative!

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  4. great ideas! We actually did the dictionary idea for our wedding and it was a huge hit. As you can imagine, the words got less PG as the night went on but it was a lot of fun to go back through the book after the honeymoon and read what our guests had written!

  5. I love that photo booth one. So cute!

  6. I love all the creative guest book ideas out there, so much more fun than a plain old book!

  7. I love the idea of using a book to write comments in!!

  8. I love the unique ideas for fabulous guest books! But I think the dictionary idea is so clever and wonderful :)

  9. I love these idea. Boring guest books are so yesterday! thanks for sharing these ideas!

  10. I'm LOVING these alternative guest book ideas. so creative.

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette