For most of us, sharing our wedding day with our closest friends and family is something that makes the day just perfect. And with this being the case, we want to remember exactly who was there – the guestbook is the ideal solution. Giving an opportunity for each guest to leave a little personal message or well-wish, guest books are some of the loveliest mementos of the big day.
But this being 2018, a mere signature in a book isn’t enough for some! Here at 5 Star Wedding Directory, we’ve seen some spectacular and innovative ways for guests to leave their mark. We’ve put together some of our favourite alternative guest book ideas to give you some inspiration.
A lot of alternative ideas involve creating a piece of artwork for the happy couple. Signature trees and drop boxes are a fun way to remember your guests and their advice – install them on your wall after your wedding and they’ll make you happy every time you glance that way.
Message in a bottle
I love the idea of guests offering advice and good wishes to store away until your first anniversary. A cute bottle full of wonderful messages means that on your first anniversary you can recall the day with all your guests once again.
Secret love letters
This is such a pretty way to do the traditional guest book. Fill it with cute little envelopes and your guests can write secret notes to tuck away in a sealed envelope.
Words of wisdom
Instead of a simple signature or wish, why not ask guests to offer some advice for your new life together. Chances are there’ll be some pearls of wisdom in there for you to take on in your marriage. A cute little wooden box will make a lovely addition to your home as well!
Ask guests to sign a bottle of champagne, then open it at a milestone anniversary and enjoy a celebratory toast.
There are so many more ideas out there – get guests to sign fabric swatches to stick together into a quilt, messages on Jenga pieces, jigsaw pieces and, for the travellers among you, signing a globe or postcards of places you’ve been or want to go… there are so many possibilities. If you’ve got a theme, go with that, but make sure your guest book is personal to you as a couple.