The guest book at your wedding is one of the few keepsakes you will have alongside your wedding photos and wedding film. Not only can it add a personal touch, your wedding guest book can be a decór focal point at your reception. You can accomplish this in just a few simple steps and at a relatively low cost. You can even keep it out in your home after the wedding day. We’ve put together our 5 favorite guest book ideas of multiple varieties. What kind of guest book will you be having on your wedding day?
1. Heart Drop Wedding Guest Book
In recent years, this guest book idea has been the most popular of the bunch. These heart drop guest books can be found and purchased almost anywhere online. You can also try Etsy for a more custom look and feel. These don’t seem too difficult to DIY either!
2. Vintage Typewriter Wedding Guest Book
If your wedding day style is a little more on the vintage side, you can go with this classic, rustic option. You’ll have some flexibility here. Purchase a vintage typewriter online on eBay or similar third party retailer. It’s also possible to rent one for your wedding day. Feel free to use your own that has some family significance. If it no longer types or needs repair, you can simply use it as decor with paper beside it for your wedding guests to sign.
3. Jenga Wedding Guest Book
This next wedding guest book idea is one of my personal favorites. It’s simple, fun, and your guests will get a kick out of it. Simply purchase the Jenga blocks and have each guest sign one. Not only is this a budget friendly option, it’s entertaining for guests of all ages. Guests can throw the blocks in a basket and can be stacked and played in the future.
4. Message in a Bottle Wedding Guest Book
Another awesome classic that will never get old. Grab some beautiful glass bottles (or drink up your favorite wine or champagne) and slap some labels with the bride and groom’s initials on them. Ask wedding guests to leave a thoughtful message or some wise words for the future and toss them into the bottles at the wedding. Give yourselves a 5, 10, 20, or even longer timeframe before you allow yourselves to open the bottles and read the messages. Hopefully you can wait that long!
5. Polaroid Wedding Guest Books
This year, I’ve seen a ton of wedding couples use this idea and it’s fantastic. Provide guests with a couple of Polaroid cameras that make instant prints. Be aware of your guest count and get an appropriate number of cameras. Have your guests take a photo each. They can be a family, a couple, a guest with their plus one or a guest on their own. They will love this idea and have a blast. Keep the images in a frame or on a board to keep in your home to look back on the wedding day.
Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Guest Book
Keep these basic tips in mind when planning which of these unique wedding guest books you decide on going with. First and foremost, keep a sign handy with very basic instructions so your guests know exactly what to do. Also, feel free to ask your venue or a friend/family member to keep an eye on the guest book area. They can also remind guests to participate as they enter the reception area. This ensures you get the most out of the guest book. For supplies, be sure to stock up. Have paper, pens, sharpies, markers or whatever else your guests may need for them to make their mark on your wedding day. Also make it easy for multiple guests to sign at a time. Last, but not least, make sure the writing instruments write and stay properly on the surfaces you select.
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