Alternate Guest Book Ideas

Gone are the days of signing your name into a guest book at a wedding! This is 2016, after all. Now, instead of that boring guest book, guests can sign their names to a million more creative and useful things that will be cherished for years to come after your wedding day. Although, if you like a simple guest book, that is perfectly fine too.  Here’s a list of some of our favorites…

Quilt Blocks

Quilts are a family heirloom that will be treasured forever, so it just makes sense for your wedding guests to sign the fabric your quilt will be made out of! We absolutely love this idea and think it’s a great option for any newlywed couple. A little bit country, a little bit sentimental, and a lot special. What a perfect idea!


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Puzzle Pieces

Finding the one you want to spend the rest of your life with is similar to finding the missing piece of your puzzle so why not incorporate a puzzle into your wedding by having guests sign the back of it? Not only is it a creative idea, but it’s also very useful and you will be reminded of your big day for years to come when you put the puzzle together. You can personalize it even more by sending it in to a company that will print your engagement picture or initials on the puzzle. It’s a perfect fit for any couple!

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Photo Album

Combine your engagement pictures with your guest book to create this treasure. What better way to showcase your gorgeous pictures for all of your guests to see than to let them share their well wishes amidst your photos? Not only that, but there’s lots of space for guests to sign their names and write down the sweet messages they want to give to you. It’s a win for everyone!

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Oversized Initial

Big initials are the centerpiece in any home these days. With that in mind, it’s a perfect opportunity to showcase your guest’s love and support in your home for years to come. It will also be a great piece of decoration to showcase at your reception as well so it doubles as stylish and functional at both your wedding and in your home. All you need are some sharpies or paint pens and a big cutout of your last initial for a perfect and unique way to collect your guests’ signatures.

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Wall Art

On a similar note, turning a canvas or painting into your guest book is also a great alternative. This option gives you lots of freedom to personalize and perfect your “guest book” to get exactly what you’re looking for. The possibilities are really endless with this idea and you could do anything you wanted on a blank canvas!

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Although these are all great ideas, there’s many more options available for couples looking for the perfect way to involve their guests in their wedding day and their lives in the future. We would love to see how you incorporate these ideas on your wedding day!

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