An idea that has been around for awhile but is still popular among modern brides is the instant photo guest book.
Provide a festive backdrop, a few props and an instant camera and let guests express their creativity.
Once the picture is snapped, ask guests to sign the photo and then hang it on a string with a clothes pin or put it into an album. This visual guest book will be treasured for years to come.
Some bridal couples display a large canvas or a large even a large photo of themselves with a white mat around the edges. Guests can then sign their name and offer best wishes in silver or gold pen. The bridal couple can then frame and hang the canvas or photo in their first home.
If you have an intercontinental relationship or simply enjoy traveling together, you might consider using a globe or world map as your guest book.
Purchase a white toned globe or map so guests’ signatures will be more visible. Another way to celebrate your love of travel is to gather a collection of modern or vintage post cards and make them available to guests.
Have each of your friends and family members write a nice note on the back of a postcard and deposit it into a white or decorative mailbox. For bohemian or nature inspired weddings, use polished rocks as a guest book alternative. Give guests paint pens and allow them to sign the rocks.
After the wedding, seal the rocks and use them in your garden or even display them in a decorative bowl. If you’re getting married during the Christmas season, consider having guests sign round glass ornaments. You will remember your wedding day and your friends and family who attended every Christmas as you decorate your tree.
No matter what type of guest book you ultimately decide to use at your wedding, you will treasure the memento of your special day for many years to come.