5 July 2015
A wedding guest book is a wonderful way to treasure those loving wishes and memories from your special day. An opportunity for your family and friends to write some truly magical words that you can look back on in years to come.
But… how many wedding guest books are packed away along with those old birthday cards and love notes gathering dust in a box somewhere? We take a look at some of the wonderful alternative options available that may be perfectly displayed in your new home or simply something original to add a little fun for your guests as they’re creating memories!
A wonderful game that can be found in most households, popular with adults and children its guaranteed to make an appearance at parties and occasions in years to come. The traditional design and simplistic look means it will work beautifully with a rustic / chic themed wedding. It’s also a fun way for guests to play whilst signing their memorable words on your growing Jenga tower!
THUMB PRINT ART
If you are looking for something that will not consume too much of your guests time and distract them from the importance of grooving on the dance floor, this may be the perfect option for you. A very simple sketch of a large olive tree and an array of ink pads in your chosen colours. Guests are encouraged to add their fingerprint to represent an olive leaf on your evolving art piece. This of course could be adapted into many other drawings to depict your own style – balloons, a wreath or hearts.
The photos that have made a comeback are the traditional Polaroid pictures. There are a wide selection available on the market to purchase that won’t break the bank. It’s a great way for your guests to be creative; they only have one chance to take the perfect picture! They can then write a message on the photo and hang it on display using a cute wooden peg creating a beautiful feature wall at your wedding.
Maybe you’ve travelled the world or maybe you’ve got a bucket list of dream destinations to explore with your new husband! Another original idea is using City postcards for guests to write their messages on. Have your guests drop the cards in a mailbox safely stored until you’re ready to read them. You could even get creative and create your own designed cards – famous films, books or simply memorable places you have visited.
NOTE IN A BOTTLE
A unique and creative idea for a guest book … have your guests write a message and place it in a bottle. This is an easy way to customise your own designed bottles and decorate to match your wedding theme. Set an anniversary date in years to come when you break the bottle and reveal the wonderful messages you received on your special day!
With vintage wedding themes as popular as ever, what better way to carry this through into every last detail using a vintage typewriter! Guests type their message on pages of a classic book (you may need to leave a ‘how to’ guide for those younger wedding guests who probably haven’t used one of these before)!
You can then have the book bound and have your very own literature piece to read in years to come!