The idea of having a fancy white book with blank pages for your friends and family to write their names in as they arrive at your wedding probably seems a bit antiquated. Instead of having a non-descript book that will sit in a box in your closet, choose from some of our favorite “guest book” ideas to create a keepsake that you’ll treasure for years to come:
Set up a polaroid camera with lots of extra film, or rent a photo booth. Ask your guests to place a photo of themselves in the scrapbook accompanied by a personal note to the bride and groom. Keep lots of tape and sharpies handy!
Newlywed game nights can be even more special! Jenga blocks (regular size or jumbo), puzzle pieces, or LEGOs can turn a guest book into a fun way to reminisce over your wedding guests. Make sure your markers have fine tips to prevent smudging on such small surfaces.
Let your friends and family support you in your religious devotion by choosing a leather-bound Bible to display as guests arrive at your reception. Ask guests to circle their favorite passage and sign their name by it. This can be a meaningful keepsake for generations to come.
A giant letter representing your last name, a “family tree” with leaves to sign, or a framed chalkboard-style canvas can be fun to hang in your new home to remind you of all the love and support you have in your new life together. You can also create a picture frame that can be signed to display your favorite wedding photo.
Make it personal! Depending on the habits, hobbies, and style of the bride and groom, you can pick an item to turn into a guest book that reflects the spirit of the couple: