Having guests sign the wedding guest book is still a tradition favoured by many couples on their wedding day, but what hasn't remained the same is the use of good old fashion pen and paper. Now, there are so many more innovative and interactive ways to encourage guests to leave a message. These fun ideas also double up as wedding decor too! With this in mind, we've got four new alternative guest book ideas from our real wedding features. You're welcome!
Fun and unusual alternative wedding guest book ideas
Wooden Guest Book Ideas
With the ever-increasing rise of rustic and boho weddings comes the ever-increasing use of natural and wooden decor. First came the rugged tree slice, and now we see all manner of carefully crafted wooden items available for your guests to sign. For those who love a good puzzle, and for those who favour games, with Jenga and Connect Four, these guest book ideas not only provide the ultimate entertainment, but also the perfect blank canvas for writing individual messages.
Globe Wedding Guest Book
Next up we've got the globe! If you're a couple who loves travelling, or just wants a cool decoration piece for your office, this idea is perfect for you. To make it blank, why not paint the globe with blackboard paint like in the images below? Or to keep in with your wedding aesthetic, choose a vintage globe instead. Guests could write their message over a part of the globe that means something to them and you both. Or like the signs read next to these globes, it is also a cute way of saying, "you mean the world to us". Aww!
Music Theme Guest Books
Want to get the party started? These musical ideas for wedding guest books are so fun! We've shown a guitar here, but really any instrument could work. Another popular idea is to use records! Whether the record is your first dance song, or your walk down the aisle song, choosing a record that has meaning to you both as a couple and getting your guests to write happy messages seems so beautiful. Then whenever the record or instrument is played you'll always have special words attached.
Polaroid Guest Books
Sometimes words aren't enough, so why not have your guests take a selfie? These guest books allow the couple to look back on not only special words, but to actually see what each guest looked like on the day of the wedding. It becomes a photo album and guest book in one! Or like some of the images below, you can peg up each polaroid as it's taken and have them on display.
Fingerprint Guest Book
These adorable fingerprint trees are a fab alternative guest book idea. These fingerprint trees can be hung up within your house as not only a gorgeous piece of artwork but a lovely reminder of your wedding day. Top tip: Provide guests with wipes to remove any unwanted paint residue from their fingers!